Elena Okorochenko, Managing Director of Asia-Pacific Ratings at S&P Global Ratings, is not only a graduate of HSE’s first class of students; she has also contributed to the formation of the university as a whole. In the latest edition of Success Builder, Elena tells us how she only changed companies twice throughout her entire career, as well as how she manages a regional S&P Global division, shares her colleagues’ love for Asian cuisine, and never finds herself in a traffic jam in Singapore because they just don’t exist.
The UBI Awards Ceremony was held on February 22 at the World Incubation Summit at Ryerson University, Toronto. HSE’s Business Incubator has entered the ranking for the second in a row. In 2015, it was ranked 14th in the category ‘best business incubator managed by a university’ among more than 100.
Vladimir Avtonomov, Academic Supervisor at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences, spoke on economic studies in Russia, his way in research and his decision to join HSE.
On January 25th and 26th, the traditional Donor Day took place at HSE. The building on Shabolovka welcomed donors from all over the university, and over the two days, nearly 200 students and staff members donated their blood. This is 40 more donations than last year.
On January 31, Belgium’s Prime Minister, Charles Michel, gave a public lecture at HSE on how the EU has developed, what lies in store for Europeans, and the future of Russian-European bilateral relations.
On January 17, the German Ambassador to Russia, Rüdiger von Fritsch, gave an open lecture at HSE entitled, ‘Russia, Germany, Europe – Where To From Here?’ HSE gives you an overview of his main ideas.
As part of the Gaidar Forum organized by RANEPA, an open discussion took place on the key trends in education. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov spoke about what Russian education will look like in 5-7 years, how artificial intelligence will change the school, and what reforms are necessary right now.
Closer cooperation between Russian universities and companies could lead to a technology breakthrough for the Russian economy. Yaroslav Kuzminov discussed possibilities for such collaboration, and the obstacles associated with it, at the Gaidar Forum at RANEPA.