Medvedev Rewards Strategy 2020 Experts
In January 2011, following a decree from Vladimir Putin, expert groups for preparing recommendations on topical issues for Russian socio-economic strategy up to 2020 were created. These groups have brought together over 1000 experts, and in addition to this, another 400 experts from Russian regions are participating in this work. Such a scale of expert participation in a governmental programme is unprecedented in global economic policy. All the leading Russian experts declined to accept remuneration for their participation in this work, regarding it as their civil duty.
In recognition of this work, The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has awarded honours to some researchers from the Higher School of Economics for their work on these expert groups, including organization of the groups, the preparation of suggestions on topical issues for Russian socio-economic strategy up to 2020 and their personal input into the expert and analytical work:
Order ‘Merit to the Fatherland’, 4th Class
Lev Yakobson, First Vice Rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics
Order of Honour
Mikhail Blinkin, Director of the HSE Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies
Tatiana Maleva, Director of the Independent Institute of Social Policy, Professor at the HSE Department of Economic Sociology
Sergey Shihkin, Academic Supervisor at the HSE Institute for Health Economics
Order of Friendship
Alexander Shamrin, First Vice Rector of the HSE
Medal of the Order ‘Merit to the Fatherland’, 2nd Class
Mikhail Denisenko, Head of the HSE Department of Demography
Andrey Zhulin, Director for Expert Analytical Work at the HSE
Polina Kozyreva, First Deputy Director at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the HSE Center for Longitude Studies
Boris Rudnik, Vice Rector at the HSE
As part of the same decree, the President awarded Leonid Gokhberg and Vadim Radaev, First Vice Rectors of the HSE, with the honorary title of ‘Honoured worker of science of the Russian Federation’ for their achievements in the development of science.
Our sincere congratulations to our colleagues with this recognition for their work!
The winners of the Yegor Gaidar Foundation were announced on November 17, and HSE staff were among those recognized in three nominations.
Director of the Institute of Demography, HSE, Tenured Professor Anatoly Vishnevsky was singled out for his outstanding contribution to Russian economic thought. The prize giving ceremony was in Moscow on 12th November.
On March 20, the ceremony for the Andrew Heiskell Award for innovation in international education took place in New York. The Higher School of Economics became the first Russian university to receive an honorable mention.
During London Graduation Ceremony, which took place on March 11th at the University of London, ICEF Director Sergey Yakovlev was awarded honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Economics), honoris causa, for the contribution to development of higher economic education and ICEF academic achievements.
HSE’s Laboratory for Anti-сorruption Policy placed 28th in a global ranking of analytical centres that work with the quality of public administration.
The Higher School of Economics was recognized by the Institute of International Education (IIE) for its internationalization initiatives and given honorable mention for the Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus. HSE is the first Russian university to be named in the 14-year history of the awards.
Associate Professor at the Department of Social History Oleg Voskoboynikov has won the Humanities Prize 2014 for his translation into Russian of French art historian Roland Recht’s Le croire et le voir: L'art des cathédrales, XIIe-XVe siècle (Believing and Seeing, The Art of Gothic Cathedrals) in a volume published by the HSE Publishing House. The prize was awarded by the French Ambassador to Russia, Jean-Maurice Ripert who signed a certificate at the ceremony for the winner to travel to France.
Alexei Repik, who received his bachelor’s degree from HSE’s Faculty of Economics, was named the winner of the Russia nomination in the international competition Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Repik is the President of Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) and the Chairman of the board of directors at the R-Pharm group.
The News Service of the Higher School of Economics won the ‘Best Corporate Media’ award at the Internet Media Awards, which took place as part of the internet forum RIW 2014.