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Tuesday, August 20

Summer School 'Culture of Totalitarian Society and Memory Studies Cases'

Deadline for application: April 30, 2019 

Illustration for news: Agrotech 2019: How to Feed Humanity without Destroying the Environment

Agrotech 2019: How to Feed Humanity without Destroying the Environment

On May 30 and 31, the HSE Institute for Agrarian Studies held an international forum on agricultural innovation -‘Agrotech 2019. Steps beyond the Horizon’. The participants discussed what governments, business and researchers can do for the sustainable development of agriculture.

Illustration for news: HSE & adidas: Helping Clean the Planet of Plastic

HSE & adidas: Helping Clean the Planet of Plastic

On June 3, a meeting with Chris Thaller, Head of Creative Projects at Runtastic by adidas and founder of the Parley Foundation, who is involved in a project to gather and recycle oceanic plastic, will take place at HSE University.

Illustration for news: 'My Goal Is not to Make Money, but to Change the World and Make People More Self-reliant'

'My Goal Is not to Make Money, but to Change the World and Make People More Self-reliant'

The new workout culture has brought new popularity to the lonely pull-up bars that stand in residential neighborhoods across the country. Now thousands of people have discovered that they can get into shape easily, at no cost, and by working out as little as 10 minutes per day. WorkOut City Streets Fitness founder Anton Kuchumov explained how he turned street workouts into a social project, how he is getting Russia’s nuclear power plant employees in shape, and why he is no fan of fitness clubs.

Illustration for news: Jarmusch, Tarantino, and HSE: Premiers at the Cannes Festival

Jarmusch, Tarantino, and HSE: Premiers at the Cannes Festival

On May 14, the 72nd Cannes Film Festival opens with Jim Jarmusch’s film, The Dead Don't Die. The official Russian delegation to the festival includes students of the Higher School of Cinema ‘Arka’, which offers joint continuing education programmes with HSE’s Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design. Students' short films will be shown as part of the annual almanac, Global Russians.

Illustration for news: 'Board Games Are Experiencing a Renaissance in Russia and the World Right Now'

'Board Games Are Experiencing a Renaissance in Russia and the World Right Now'

In the pursuit of digital projects, interesting business niches sometimes go unfilled. Higher School of Economics graduate Mikhail Pakhomov, founder and CEO of Cosmodrome Games, turned an analog project into a profitable venture. He told Success Builder how board games are created, how to turn a hobby into a source of income, and how to buck the trend towards all things digital.

Illustration for news: First HSE Researchers to Receive a Patent from US Patent and Trademark Office

First HSE Researchers to Receive a Patent from US Patent and Trademark Office

The new patented method is based on a superposition of functions and considerably enhances the speed and precision of Big Data processing. The project’s authors are Fuad Aleskerov, Tenured Professor at HSE and Head of the International Laboratory of Decision Choice and Analysis, Laboratory Researchers Sergey Shvydun, Evgeny Mitichkin and Vyacheslav Yakuba, as well as Vyacheslav Chistyakov, Professor at the HSE Campus in Nizhny Novgorod.

Illustration for news: 'The CEO Is the Company’s Unhappiest Person'

'The CEO Is the Company’s Unhappiest Person'

When a new direction is being formed in the market, it’s possible to recognize the hype, create the rules yourself, and get rich on your own creativity. In the latest edition of Success Builder, the director of media product development at Russian social networking site VKontakte, Arseniy Ashomko, discusses what the advertising industry looks like from the inside, how the law is useful in any field, and what makes the company VKontakte special besides the juice bar and gym.

Illustration for news: Adidas Bomber Jacket Patch Design Competition Now Open at HSE

Adidas Bomber Jacket Patch Design Competition Now Open at HSE

HSE students are invited to participate in a design competition in which a series of three illustrations will be selected. Submissions will be accepted until May 22. The winning patch projects will be set in the form of stripes on adidas bomber jackets. The author of the best work will travel to the head office of adidas in Germany.

HSE Student Among Four Winners of Fred Perry Contest

Polina Parygina, a fourth-year student at HSE University’s School of Art and Design majoring in Communication Design, is one of four illustrators selected worldwide by the famous clothes brand Fred Perry for the international Record Store Day 2019. In honour of the holiday, music stores around the world are distributing satchels bearing graphic illustrations she has designed.

Illustration for news: ‘Don’t Be Afraid to Try’: What You Can Learn at the HSE Business Incubator

‘Don’t Be Afraid to Try’: What You Can Learn at the HSE Business Incubator

The HSE Business Incubator works as a business accelerator, helping start-ups raise investment through a network of business angels, mentors and partners. The incubator is open not only to HSE students and graduates, but also for other startuppers. Below is some information on the programmes it offers, as well as about some common mistakes startuppers should try to avoid.