Sir Michael Barber, a former Chief Adviser on Delivery to the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, the head of McKinsey’s Global Education Practice, and a Visiting Professor and a member of the HSE International Advisory Committee told HSE News Service if we can compare institutions with their graduates’ Unified State Exam results, how to pay teachers bonuses, and what mistakes British reformers made and how Russia can avoid repeating these.
On October 22nd Robert Johnson, Director of Engineering at Facebook, gave a talk at the Faculty of Business Informatics of the Higher School of Economics, invited by the Department of Innovations and Business in Information Technologies. His talk was devoted to the rise of Facebook from 10 million to half a billion active users.
Elena Guseletova, Head of the HSE Faculty of Public Administration Department of International Cooperation, told us about the results of this year’s summer schools organized by the Faculty.
On August 23rd the ICABEEP (International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology) Summer School started its work at the Higher School of Economics. Alexis Belyanin, Co-Director of the School and Head of the Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioural Economics, spoke to us before the opening and told us about the School as well as about the conference which will take place afterwards.
In April a group of HSE students participated in the Stanford US-Russia Forum which took place at Stanford University. Igor Tomashov, 1st-year master’s student of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, talked to us about the event.
On March 23 - April 3 the Higher School of Economics hosted a joint Spring School Public Policy and Transformation. Roman Kotov, Head of the HSE Center for International Education speaks about the project.
This spring many international guests came to Moscow to attend the 11th International Conference on the Problems of Economic Development. Here some of them spoke about their impressions and expectations.
On April 6th - 8th the 11th International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development took place at the HSE. Some guest speakers at the Conference shared their impressions on the event.
Mark Katz, a Professor and political scientist at George Mason University, the USA, recently visited the HSE Faculty of Applied Political Science for two weeks, delivering lectures and holding seminars. Prof. Katz talked to us about his visit to Moscow.
On December 17th the graduation ceremony for the HSE School of Russian Studies programme entitled took place at the HSE. For the last six months international students have been studying the specifics of Russian politics, economics and culture and have been acquainting themselves with the peculiarities of studying, working and living in Moscow.