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Illustration for news: For Scholastic Success, Support Is Better than Control

For Scholastic Success, Support Is Better than Control

While 9th-graders and 11th-graders are busy respectively preparing for the Basic State Exam (BSE) and Unified State Exam (U.S.E.), their parents are the ones who lay the groundwork for their success. However, if parental assistance turns into pressure, it can produce the opposite effect on young people, HSE University researchers note. Here, we look at how parents can help their children do well on the Unified State Exam.

Illustration for news: HSE Faculty of Chemistry Scientists Discover New Anti-cancer Molecule

HSE Faculty of Chemistry Scientists Discover New Anti-cancer Molecule

A group of Moscow scientists has discovered and explained the activity mechanism of a new anti-cancer molecule — diphenylisoxazole. This molecule has been shown to be effective against human cancer cells. The research, published in the journal Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, makes it possible to produce an affordable cancer treatment drug.

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Predict Students’ Educational Outcomes Based on Their VK Posts and Tweets

The new model, created by computational social scientist Ivan Smirnov of HSE University, predicts the academic success of Russian high school students with an accuracy of 94%. The model generates its predictions based on users’ distinctive vocabulary and speech patterns, and the predictions have strongly correlated with students’ Unified State Exam (USE) scores.

Illustration for news: Gender Asymmetry Affects Labour Market

Gender Asymmetry Affects Labour Market

According to Natalia Tikhonova, a social scientist with HSE University, gender asymmetry has been on the rise in Russia's labour market over the past 20 years. Gender asymmetry is reflected in the ‘feminisation’ of white-collar jobs and a disproportionate number of men among blue-collar workers. In addition to this, increasing automation in traditionally male industrial sectors is leading to fewer jobs available to men. In contrast, occupations with a growing demand for skills tend to be those which are mainly filled by women.

Illustration for news: The Bridge Between Science and Society: HSE University Hosts IV Russian Science Communication Forum

The Bridge Between Science and Society: HSE University Hosts IV Russian Science Communication Forum

What challenges do science communicators face in Russia today? What lessons have they learned from the pandemic? Journalists, scholars, university staff and governmental representatives discussed issues regarding the popularization of science at the IV Russian Science Communication Forum. HSE University hosted the event for the first time.

Illustration for news: HSE University Evaluated the Diagnostic Validity of the SARS Test

HSE University Evaluated the Diagnostic Validity of the SARS Test

Researchers at the HSE University Centre for Language and Brain, in cooperation with a professor of neuropsychology from Lomonosov Moscow State University and specialists from the Centre for Speech Pathology and Neuro-rehabilitation, evaluated the diagnostic validity of the Standardized Assessment of Reading Skills in Russian (SARS) and checked whether the available normative data are current. The results of the study, the updated levels for reading speed, as well as the control levels for evaluating these indicators, were published in The Russian Journal of Cognitive Science. 

Illustration for news: Russians Consider Themselves Poorer Than They Actually Are

Russians Consider Themselves Poorer Than They Actually Are

Experts often blame income inequality for a wide range of social ills. They usually calculate its severity using special statistical indices drawn from official tax data or large-scale surveys of individual households. Such analyses create an objective picture and indicate the degree of inequality and the basic factors behind it.

Illustration for news: HSE University Researcher Develops Global HIV Prevention Index for Drug Users

HSE University Researcher Develops Global HIV Prevention Index for Drug Users

People who inject drugs (PWID) are 24 times more likely to be infected with HIV than the rest of the population. Therefore, HIV and AIDS prevention policy among this group should be different. However, the question remains—how effective is it?

Illustration for news: It Turns Out That Russians Are Unprepared for Poverty

It Turns Out That Russians Are Unprepared for Poverty

For years, Russians have failed to develop the ability to adapt to financial vulnerability — that is, to the risk of falling below the poverty line. This is associated with the fact that Russians are less satisfied with life and rate their well-being lower as well. With the prospect of falling poverty an ongoing problem, these indicators have not improved.

Illustration for news: Weeping Men: Why Misandry Flourishes in Russian Society

Weeping Men: Why Misandry Flourishes in Russian Society

Although Russia has traditionally been a patriarchal society, misandry—the sharp criticism of men, or ‘reverse sexism’—is on the rise. Women accuse men of every possible sin, from acting aggressively to being too passive at work and home, and from narcissism to general indifference. In a pilot study, HSE University researchers studied misandry in the women of two different generations.