Konstantin Noskov, who received his Master’s degree from HSE University in 2001, will head the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media. He is the second HSE alumnus to join the Russian government: Maxim Oreshkin will continue to lead the Ministry of Economic Development.
Mikhail Blinkin is one of Russia’s leading experts in urbanism, city planning, and urban transport. He has headed the HSE Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies since 2011 and has been HSE Tenured Professor since 2013. In 2017, Mikhail Blinkin was the recipient of an HSE Honour Award 1st Class, as well as the Golden HSE award for Best Expert.
On November 15, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin presided at a ceremony to present state awards at St Catherine Hall in the Grand Kremlin Palace. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov was awarded the Order ‘For Merit to the Fatherland (III Class)’.
Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin issued instructions to establish a Council on Legislation. Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, and Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow City Duma Deputy, were appointed his deputies. Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State-Building, was appointed Executive Secretary of the Council.
The Higher School of Economics was recognized as a leader among Project 5-100 universities following a recent session held by the Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of Leading Russian Universities among Global Research and Education Centers. The session took place in Yekaterinburg on October 27-28 and was chaired by Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia.
According to the decision of Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, fourteen HSE staff members were officially recognised by Moscow Government, with the awards being timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the university.