HSE University Launches Third Mirror Laboratories Competition
The competition is open to HSE University research units planning to conduct joint projects with academic institutions, research organisations and state academic centres of the Russian Federation. Applications are open until May 20, 2022.
The competition aims to promote Russian research collaborations, increase the effectiveness of cooperation in research and education, and support joint research projects implemented by HSE University research institutions together with their colleagues from other Russian regions (except Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm).
While implementing a ‘mirror project’, HSE University and its partner organisation join their research resources: providing each other with necessary access to equipment and data, exchanging methods and scientific results, conducting training seminars, and organising staff internships. Research is carried out by a joint project team with a particular focus on involving young researchers, students and doctoral students.
The application period is open until May 20, 2022. The list of projects admitted to the competition will be posted on the HSE website. In June, the applicants will present their projects at a meeting of the competition committee, and the results will be announced on July 8. The list of winners will be posted on July 14.
Each winning project will be allocated up to 4 million roubles in funding annually, provided that the partner allocates funding on a parity basis. The project implementation period will be three years, after which experts will assess projects’ effectiveness in terms of achieving approved indicators and fulfilling project research plans. Projects may be extended based on the results of expert assessment.
Marina Litvintseva, Director for International Research
The previous two years of the Mirror Lab Project have shown that the format aimed at developing Russian research partnerships is in demand. Promising research projects get support, and research cooperation is made more effective by combining intellectual capital and scientific infrastructure. The relevance of this year’s competition is also determined by the fact that it aims to support research related to strategic projects stipulated in the HSE University Development Programme until 2030.
Webinars concerning the preparation and submission of applications for the Mirror Lab Project Competition will be held (in Russian) in April and May 2022. The first webinar will be held on April 5 at 10:00 Moscow time. You can register by following the link until 17:00 on April 4.
For more information about the implementation of winning projects in 2020 and 2021, please see the webpage (in Russian).
HSE University and the National University of Uzbekistan have agreed to launch a mirror laboratory for the study of topical economic issues. The Protocol of Intent was signed by HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov and NUU Rector Inom Majidov as part of the Interregional Conference for University Rectors of Russia and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Joint Project of Scientists from HSE University and Surgut State University to Help Prevent Recurrent Heart Attacks and Strokes
One of the winning projects of a competition held by HSE University’s Mirror Laboratories last June focuses on the use of machine learning technologies to predict the outcomes of acute coronary syndrome. It is implemented by HSE University’s International Laboratory of Bioinformatics together with the Research and Educational Centre of the Medical Institute at Surgut State University. Maria Poptsova, Head of the International Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Associate Professor at HSE University’s Faculty of Computer Science, talks about how this joint project originated, how it will help patients, and how work to implement it will be organised.
From September 19–27, 2023, the Third Pacific School Conference on Experimental Economics (PSEE) will take place in Vladivostok. The conference has been organised by the HSE UniversityInternational Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioural Economics as part of the Mirror Laboratories project with the Research Laboratory for Modelling Socio-Economic Processes at Far Eastern Federal University. The conference will be held in an in-person format, and foreign participants can take part online.
This year, HSE University held the Mirror Laboratories project contest for the fourth time. A total of 19 applications were submitted to the contest from 16 HSE University research departments partnered with 16 organisations from 14 Russian regions. Following the contest results, 10 research projects received support.
Between March 27 and May 17, applications are open for the Mirror Lab Project Competition. As part of the new applications campaign, the HSE University bulletin (Okna Rosta) is publishing a series of interviews with the winners of last year's competition. In this issue, Natalia Kryzhanovskaya and Maxim Solodovnik speak about nano- and quantum technologies, as well as cooperation between HSE and Southern Federal University (SFedU).
The competition is open to HSE University research units planning to conduct joint projects with academic institutions, research organisations and state academic centres of the Russian Federation.
One million people in Russia suffer from venous diseases. The ‘Intelligent data analysis for healthcare information systems’ Mirror Lab project brings together expertise in mathematics and medicine in order to better diagnose various conditions in phlebology. Project leader Vasilii Gromov talked to The HSE LooK about its achievements and prospects.
Ilya Dolmatov, Director of the HSE Institute of Economics and Utility Regulation, heads a Mirror Lab project titled ‘Models of Energy Infrastructure Development in Russia’s Remote and Isolated Territories’ and implemented together with a university in Irkutsk. Why is energy efficiency a particularly pressing problem in remote territories? How can economics and engineering work together to solve it? Ilya Dolmatov addressed these and other issues in his interview for The HSE LooK.
What does Kaliningrad Oblast, an exclave Russian territory, have in common with Perm Krai, a region in the Urals? How do researchers use digital humanities methods to study migration? Sergei Kornienko, Leading Research Fellow at the Group for Historical Research (HSE University-Perm), heads the Mirror Lab project ‘Migration as a factor of social transformation of Soviet regions during the post-war reconstruction period: an analysis through digital humanities’. In this interview for The HSE LooK, he talks about this collaboration.
HSE University Collaborates with University in Southern Russia to Compare Values and Identities across Generations and Regions
Is there a system of values that is common to the whole population of Russia? Do values differ across generations? Is it possible to carry out research among refugees? HSE University researchers joined forces with their peers from Kuban State Technological University to study values and intercultural relations across Russian regions as part of a Mirror Labs project. The HSE LooK talked about this cooperation to Nadezhda Lebedeva, Director of the HSE Centre for Sociocultural Research, who heads up the Mirror Lab project, and project participant Victoria Galyapina, Leading Research Fellow at the same Centre.