• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

‘Future Ministers’ Discuss Energy Efficiency

On May 12, 2014, a Youth Day took place in Seoul, South Korea as part of the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial. Anastasia Edelkina, Research Fellow of the ISSEK Foresight Centre, represented Russia at the meeting of young scientists from 16 countries.

Anastasia Edelkina
Anastasia Edelkina
The Youth Day, where researchers shared their views on solving problems of energy conservation and efficiency, was organized as a meeting of ‘future energy ministers’. Anastasia Edelkina, Research Fellow of the ISSEK Foresight Centre, and the only Russian participant in the event, talked about the country’s energy policy. According to her, Russia faces the following challenges in this area: the reduction of GDP energy intensity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the number of power plants that use renewable sources, the gradual growth of electricity production and consumption using renewable energy sources, and many others.

Representatives of relevant ministries from 23 countries took part in the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial. Anton Inyutsyn, Deputy Minister of Energy and head of the Russian Delegation, noted that 14 initiatives were discussed at the inter-ministerial level on the first day of the event, including the development of renewable energy and smart networks. ‘Today it’s vitally important to involve young researchers in solving economic and technological problems. We expect that the most topical and realizable part of ‘young ideas’ will be discussed during the next such inter-ministerial meeting which may be held in Mexico,’ says Inyutsyn.

According to Edelkina, international cooperation among young researchers will develop more intensively if they are provided with appropriate support. This means young researchers taking part in international conferences, forums, working groups, as well as working in research laboratories. It’s also important to create a favourable environment for start-ups focused on increasing energy efficiency and implementing innovative technologies.

A declaration of actions to be taken to ‘create clean energy society’ resulted from the Youth Day meetings. This document will be provided to the ministers of the countries involved.  

Vadim Vorobyev, specially for the HSE news service

See also:

HSE and Seoul National University Sign Cooperation Agreement

On July 17, 2017, HSE signed a memorandum of understanding on academic and research cooperation with Seoul National University (SNU). It covers joint research, joint projects, student and staff visits, as well as the sharing of academic resources.

HSE Student Places Third at National Student Research Paper Competition

Maria Krivosheina, a second-year student in HSE’s Comparative Studies: Russian Literature in Cross-cultural Perspective master’s programme, placed third in Russia’s national student research paper competition in the category of Humanities and Social Sciences. Maria’s research focused on problems with how Sherlock Holmes was perceived in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. 

Contemporary Management: Developing Research and Researchers

Three events in one at the HSE Faculty of Management combined an academic seminar of young management researchers, the seventh annual research conference ‘Contemporary management problems: exploring the boundaries’ and the first international conference on network analysis. The speakers and audience were the same for all three. 

Young Political Scientists from the HSE Take Part in Organizing Conference in Austria

A young scientists’ conference organized by the European Consortium for Political Research recently took place at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Students of the HSE Institute of Education’s Master’s programme on Contemporary Political Conflicts organized a session called ‘Political Power & Foreign Policy Analysis’.

HSE and SeoulTech: Cooperation Agreement

At the end of February 2013, a delegation from the Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech) visited the HSE. As a result of negotiations, an agreement was finalized on student exchange between the two universities. The framework cooperation agreement between the HSE and SeoulTech was signed in April 2012.