On September 21st the Russian Government Grant Council announced the names of the winners of the second open competition for Russian Government grants for state support of scientific research conducted under the supervision of leading scientists in Russian universities. Among the 39 winners were two applications from the Higher School of Economics.
From September 15th-17th an international workshop on ‘National Business Cycles in the Global World’ will take place at the HSE. The event has been organized by the HSE together with the Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys (CIRET) and the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF). Jan-Egbert Sturm, President of CIRET and Director of KOF, told us about the forthcoming workshop and the importance of business cycle studies.
An international Summer school organized by the HSE Laboratory for Entrepreneurship Research and the Netherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS) at the University of Twente (Enschede), the Netherlands, was held this August. Alexander Chepurenko, Academic Supervisor of the Laboratory and Dean of the HSE Faculty of Sociology, told us about this school.
On July 22nd an information day dedicated to the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for research and technology development took place at the HSE. Anna Pikalova, Director of the HSE International Centre for the Promotion of Mobility of Researchers, Students and Postgraduates, told us about the HSE’s participation in this programme and particularly about the creation of a Russian-European information portal as part of FP7.
On July 11-th, the three day Russian-German seminar ‘S&T and Innovation Development’ started at HSE. The organizers of the event are the Institute for Statistical studies and Economics of knowledge (ISSEK, HSE) and the Fraunhofer Institute for systems and innovation research (ISI, Germany).
On June 28th the international APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management) conference ‘Improving the Effectiveness of Public Services’ started at the HSE. The event was organized by the HSE Faculty of Public Administration and the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
On June 28th and 29th an international academic conference ‘Improving the Effectiveness of Public Services’ will take place at the HSE. The co-organizer of the conference is the international Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) which is holding its annual external conference in Russia for the first time. Alexey Barabashev, Dean of the HSE Faculty of Public Administration, spoke to us about the conference.
In early June a HSE delegation visited the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona, Tucson. The host universities are partners of the HSE in the Innovative Infrastructure Development Programme.
On June 2nd the double degree master’s programme of the HSE Faculty of Public Administration and the London Metropolitan University Department of Law, Governance and International Relations was validated. Elena Guseletova, Head of this project and Head of the HSE International Educational and Research Center of Public Administration Department of International Cooperation, told us about this process and the new programme.
On June 3rd Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in Moscow, Lee Younho, visited the Higher School of Economics in order to discuss plans for developing cooperation.