The building that used to house St. Petersburg's Patriotic Institute has held its status as an educational establishment for more than 200 years. The campus was placed under the operational control of the St. Petersburg Higher School of Economics in 2006.
Belgian economist Jacques-Francois Thisse is Academic Supervisor at the Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics at HSE in Saint Petersburg. In an interview with HSE News Service he talked about why he likes Saint Petersburg, what fascinates him about Russia and how disillusion in Marxist ideas led him to studying market economies.
According to RePec’s April rankings, HSE is ranked first in Russia and 151st globally. It is also in the 5% of best institutions in the world in the field of Economics. Other HSE divisions recognized by the ranking include HSE St Petersburg, which is third on the list of the best Economics Institutions in Russia and is in the top 10% of Economics institutions worldwide, and HSE Centre for Market Studies and Spatial Economics and the Faculty of Economics (HSE Moscow), which are in the top 10% globally.
The Department of History at the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) will begin student and teacher international mobility cooperation for the 2015/2016 academic year.
A week-long training methodological workshop 'Economic and Social Changes: values effects across Eurasia' on advanced quantitative methods in comparative studies took place in April. The workshop was jointly organized by the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES), Turkey, and HSE's Laboratory for Comparative Social Research. The workshop included presentations by the members of LCSR and EBES, series of practical workshops, as well as reports of the participants.
During the XII Germany Week in St. Petersburg, the Gorky House of Scientists under the Russian Academy of Sciences hosted an international research conference ‘Russia and Germany – regional economies after sanctions,’ organized by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and HSE.
On April 27 John F. Bailyn, Professor at the Department of Linguistics, State University of New York will speak on ‘Language, Fire, Music and Chess: Thoughts on the Evolution and Acquisition of Cognitive Systems’. The event is organized by HSE School of Linguistics. An expert on the workings of the linguistic component of the mind, Professor Bailyn recently spoke with the HSE news service about his upcoming lecture and research interests, as well as his experience studying Russian, his favourite music and a host of other topics.
There are 14 student project winners in the second student initiative support competition. This year, for the first time, entries included projects from the HSE St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm campuses.
HSE Petersburg Historians and Social Researchers at the XVI April Conference on Social and Economic Development
With less than a month until the XVI International April Conference opens in Moscow, academics from HSE St Petersburg are preparing sections and seminars on a broad range of research topics from space exploration in pre-revolutionary Russia to contemporary happiness and work.