HSE University Invites Scholars to Participate in the International Laboratories Competition
HSE University is accepting applications for the three-year project competition for the creation of international laboratories. The winners of the competition will receive annual funding of up to 13 million roubles to conduct research from 2022 to 2024.
The main goal of the project is to create, support and develop world class research schools in a wide range of fields of knowledge at HSE University.
The International Laboratories Project has been successfully implemented at HSE University since 2010. Over the past 11 years, 50 international laboratories have been set up at the University with the participation of more than 70 leading foreign scholars from 15 countries. This has brought a wealth of invaluable research experience.
‘The network of international laboratories has become an important tool for updating the research and development agenda of the University. It also contributes to the internationalisation of the academic environment, the development of the competencies of Russian scientists and the training of young undergraduate and postgraduate researchers’, commented Maria Yudkevich, HSE University Vice Rector.
Working under the supervision of the prominent scholars—leaders in their scientific field, enables early caeer researchers to gain unique experience in international research projects. This builds an appropriate academic culture at the start of a research career. Early career researchers make up more than 70% of the research teams, and about half of the staff are undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University.
Based on the results of the competition, the winning research teams will receive funding of 39 million roubles for 3 years. The project budget provides ample opportunities for academic mobility, and procurement of equipment and software.
Projects submitted to the competition are subject to international expert evaluation. At the end of the three-year period, the research teams report on their results, and successful projects are renewed for another 3 years.
HSE University invites researchers who are ready to tackle ambitious challenges, form their own team of researchers, and work with HSE University’s postgraduate and undergraduate students to take part in the competition.
Detailed information on the terms and conditions of the competition is available on the project website.
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In celebration of Russia’s Year of Science and Technology, we continue our series about HSE University’s international laboratories, which are headed by world-class scientists and scholars. The first of these, the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and Its Applications, was established in October 2010. Below, Laboratory Head Dmitry Kaledin discusses the Lab’s history, research, achievements, and current activities.
In Russia, 2021 was declared the Year of Science and Technology. HSE has always paid special attention to the development of science, and more than 40 international laboratories have played an important role in the development of the university as a world research centre. One of the University’s first such laboratories was theRonald F. Inglehart Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR), named after its academic supervisor at the time, American sociologist and political scientist Ronald Inglehart. HSE News Service spoke with LCSR Laboratory Head and professor of sociology Eduard Ponarin (HSE – St. Petersburg) about the Laboratory’s work over the past decade.
During the pandemic, countries have endeavoured to protect their citizens without hurting their economies with excessive restrictions. At the seminar ‘Living with Covid-19: Optimal Lockdown Policies’, Hubert Kempf, academic supervisor of HSE University’s International Laboratory for Macroeconomic Analysis, presented a mathematical model that can be used to calculate the optimal level of restrictions.
On January 25, 2021, an International Laboratory of Bioinformatics opened at the Faculty of Computer Science. The main goal of the laboratory is to determine the role of alternative DNA structures in the genome.
On February 9, the HSE International Laboratory 'Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' hosted Janet Hartley (London School of Economics), who presented her recent monograph The Volga: A History of Russia’s Greatest River. The presentation was part of a joint lecture series between the Laboratory and The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation. HSE news service spoke with Janet Hartley about her interest in Russia, her experience travelling and doing research in Russia, and the books she has written on Russia.