Order ‘For Merit for the Fatherland’, 4th class
Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, has been awarded the order ‘For Merit for the Fatherland’, 4th class, by the President of Russia.
The presidential decree signed by Vladimir Putin on July 28th, 2012, mentions HSE Rector’s achievements in ‘developing the state social and economic policy’ as well as his ‘long and fruitful academic research work’.
Yaroslav Kuzminov, as head of the expert group on labour market, professional education and migration policy, was one of the key authors of the Strategy 2020. The HSE rector is also a member of the Council under the RF Public Chamber and member of several presidential and governmental commissions. In 2002 Yaroslav Kuzminov was awarded the Order of Honour.
Vladimir Mau, Rector of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Service under the RF President, who also actively participated in preparing the Strategy 2020, was awarded the order ‘For Merit for the Fatherland’, 4th class, as well. Previously the work of Lev Yakobson, First Vice Rector of the HSE, on the Strategy was also awarded by such an order. Some other university staff members who participated in the development of the Strategy 2020 have also received state and governmental awards.
May 26 marks the birthday of HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov. Although not the same age, both he and HSE are celebrating birthdays this year! At the start of 2017, IFMO Rector Vladimir Vasiliev, when presenting at the Gaidar Forum, congratulated Yaroslav Kuzminov on HSE’s 25th anniversary, saying that he was the exact same age as the University. ‘I would ask the young ladies to make note of this,’ Prof. Kuzminov quipped.
HSE’s Academic Supervisor celebrated his birthday on May 7. This year Professor Yasin has even more reason to celebrate: not only is he celebrating his 83rd birthday, HSE is marking the 25th anniversary of its founding, and throughout that time, Professor Yasin has had the pleasure of being the university’s Academic Supervisor.
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 May 7th 2015 HSE’s Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin celebrated his 81st birthday. There’s hardly a soul in HSE who needs to be told just how much Professor Yasin has done for the university. He isn’t only the initiator of research at HSE. It is thanks to him, and some like-minded people, that the university actually came to life. What began as a university for graduates, has rapidly, and uniquely, become one of the top universities in the country.
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.