HSE Researchers about the Summer School in London School of Economics
Kirill Zhirkov, LCSR, HSE St. Petersburg Campus, research fellow took part in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Summer School at the course ‘The Middle East in Global Politics’. That’s his impressions on the international summer school which was possible due to the LCSR financial support.
The course began from the political history of the Middle East and then focused on detailed analysis of the policies of particular states such as Egypt, Iran, Israel, and Turkey. Special attention was paid to the most influential political ideologies in the region, namely Arab nationalism and political Islam. The last classes were devoted to the phenomenon of the Arab Spring and possible trajectories of regional political development. The leading lecturer of the course was LSE Professor Katerina Dalacoura, a well-known scholar of the Middle Eastern politics. Other staff included professors from other London universities and young teaching assistants, both last year LSE PhD students and recent graduates.
The programme was characterized by a diverse student body, but the biggest share—a bit less than a half—was represented by the students of American colleges, including the most prestigious ones such as Yale and Princeton. Overrepresentation of undergraduate students influenced the character of seminars making the debates less intense compared to the graduate-level programs. However, it did not prevent me from participation in a very interesting discussion with the lecturer, Hadi Makarem, about the problem of making distinction between radical and moderate Islamist movements.
It was a great learning experience and also I managed to see the most popular tourist attractions, such the Tower of London, and also became familiar with British drama at the National Theatre and the famous Globe.
In early July, the fifth summer school organized by French association D’Est together with the HSE Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism, with the support of the French Embassy in Russia and the Paris Mayor’s Office, was held in Paris. For 11 days, students of the HSE Master’s programme in Urban Development and Spatial Planning and members of Moscow’s Municipal Council learned about French urban development, local administration and the country’s participatory democracy.
This summer, university students from all over Russia took part in the Digital Transformation of the Charity Sector Summer School in Moscow. Students from HSE University and other universities presented digital solutions to make non-profit organizations more efficient and even save lives.
Participants of Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs Tackle Trade, International Institutions, and More
On Thursday, July 11, students and faculty of the International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs bid farewell with a festive awards ceremony and closing lecture by Professor Sergey Karaganov, Academic Supervisor and Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs.
After a fruitful week of presentations, feedback, and critical reevaluation, the 2019 session of the Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA) came to a close. Admission to this year's session was highly competitive: out of 100 applications, only 24 were accepted. Participants came from a wide range of countries, including China, Germany, India, Iran, and others, to take their research to the next level in an intimate setting.
If you are planning on applying to one of HSE’s summer schools, it’s time to act now. Read on to learn about events hosted by HSE schools that are still accepting applications from students and teachers.
Exploring Political and Cultural Space of St Petersburg through the Summer School 'Topography of Imperial Power'
On a grey autumn day, it is always nice to warm up by reliving memories of summer adventures. This year, the balmy weather did not leave our city till mid-October, and a summer mood also lingered at HSE University – St Petersburg with the IV International Summer School 'The Topography of Imperial Power: Political and Cultural Space of Saint Petersburg' which ran from September 11 till October 2, 2018.
In August 2018, the Faculty of Law at HSE Nizhny Novgorod hosted the annual summer school ‘Russian – Chinese Business: Cultural and Legal Aspects’. This year, the delegation from China was twice as big as last year, and the number of volunteers increased significantly, which clearly shows that summer schools with partner universities gain momentum!
The second Summer School on Deep Learning and Bayesian Methods (DeepBayes 2018) was held in Moscow from August 27 to September 1, 2018. The summer school was organized by HSE Centre of Deep Learning and Bayesian Methods and Samsung AI Center in Moscow. The lectures were taught by researchers from two centers-organizers, Skoltech, and Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The Russian Summer School, Masterchain, was held at the Higher School of Economics. It provided students with experience in working with this platform beyond the sphere of banking. The students collaborated on innovative projects for solving real business problems in the field of FinTech.
On June 9–15, the town of Pushkin near St. Petersburg, Russia hosted the Sixth International Summer School on Multidisciplinary Higher Education Research organized by the HSE Institute of Education (IOE). Bringing together a premier cohort of accomplished international academics and bright early-career scholars, the 2018 School aimed to explore new and deeper perspectives on how higher education can contribute to positive socio-economic change at all levels.