Alexander Tonevitsky Recognized as Distinguished Scientist of Russia
Alexander Tonevitsky, Dean of the HSE Faculty of Biology and Biotechnologies and corresponding member of the RAS, was awarded the honorary title of Distinguished Scientist of the Russian Federation. The awards ceremony was held in the Kremlin on November 27.
Dr. Tonevitsky began his academic and medical career forty years ago at the Russian Health Ministry’s Cardiology Research Centre. In the 1990s, he worked at the State Research Institute of Genetics, the Institute of Immunology, and the Federal Research Centre of Transplantology and Artificial Organs. He later did work in pathophysiology and translational oncology and was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2006.
Dr. Tonevitsky has published 4 monographs and more than 250 scientific articles. His research spans a wide range of interests, including the development of non-invasive methods for the study of key homeostatic mechanisms, intracellular protein transport mechanisms, gene expression in the encoding of proteins that determine the functional state in humans, the molecular and genetic processes of adaptation to physical exertion (having run the Federal Science Centre for Physical Culture and Sport for several years), and microphysiological systems.
In addition to heading the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnologies at HSE, Dr. Tonevitsky heads the Department of Cell Biology and the Bachelor’s programme in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnologies that will induct its first incoming class in 2019.
The HSE Academic Council announced that Sergey Pekarski, Head of the Department of Theoretical Economics, will take over as Dean of Faculty from Oleg Zamulin, who will join Sberbank’s Centre of Macroeconomic Research as Director. Professor Zamulin will retain his position of professor at the faculty and continue teaching.
The new Faculty of Biology and Biotechnologies has opened at HSE and will begin accepting applications to the Cellular and Molecular Biotechnologies Bachelor’s Programme this year. Here we explain what students will study at the new faculty as well as its relationship with the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the business community.
The head of the HSE Institute of Education, Professor Isak Froumin, has joined the journal International Review of Education as a consulting editor. David Atchoarena, the publication’s editor-in-chief and the director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, recently informed the Institute of Education that he was extending this offer.
In order to research human capital, Lilia Ovcharova, a renowned scholar and expert on social policy, has been appointed Vice Rector responsible for applied human capital research at HSE. Human capital development studies are key priority for our university.
Italy’s Ambassador to Russia Pasquale Terracciano made HSE Banking Institute Director Vasily Solodkov a Knight of the Italian Order of the Star for his exceptional scholarly contribution to the advancement and development of friendly relations and cooperation between Italy and Russia.
Tenured HSE Professor Fuad Aleskerov, who is the head of the Faculty of Economic Sciences’ Department of Mathematics, has become a member of the Informatics section of the Academia Europaea.
Academic Supervisors of HSE programmes have been awarded bonuses for activities contributing to the university’s development. Active attraction of international students to HSE has become one of the assessment criteria.
The 7th Moscow International Forum ‘Open Innovations.’ which took place from October 15 – 17 in Skolkovo, included an exhibition on the results of research carried out by academic institutions, small enterprises and leading universities, including HSE.
Fedor Ratnikov, a leading researcher at the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA), has been appointed project coordinator in the SHiP collaboration. He will be responsible for developing and designing the detector’s active magnetic radiation shielding.