On June 4-5, the Development of Parliamentarism International Forum was held in Moscow. HSE experts took part in the forum organization, with several research departments from the university providing programming support for the event.
On June 8, the conference ‘The State and the Charities: Together to a Common Goal’ took place at HSE. It was organized together with the Agency of Social Information, the Donor Forum, and the Blagosfera Centre. Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia, and Tatyana Golikova, Vice Prime Minister of Russia, took part in the conference.
On May 25, festival goers enjoyed music outdoors at the design factory ‘Flacon’ as part of HSE’s music festival. The festival has been running for 15 years. This year’s celebrations were carried out in style, and, for the first time, outside.
On Wednesday, 16 May 2018, the President of the European Research Council (ERC), Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, gave an open lecture at HSE on ‘Public funding for research & innovation: The experience of the European Research Council’. The lecture was organized by HSE together with the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation.
On April 4, the winners of the First International Data Analysis Olympiad (IDAO) were announced. The event was organized by the HSE Faculty of Computer Science, Yandex, and Harbour.Space University (Barcelona) with the support of Sberbank. Magic City team from St. Petersburg took out first prize, a team from the Ukraine came second, and the Apex team from Belarus came third.
On February 26, Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation, spoke at the HSE on ‘Russia and the EU: The Present State of Affairs’. The lecture was organized by the HSE International Students' Association together with the EU Delegation to Russia.
Last year, the Russian Federation gave leading universities the right to award their own academic degrees on a trial basis, and this prompted universities to create models for future implementation. What the new system will bring and what needs to be done in order to render it fully operational was the focus of the board meeting of the Association of Global Universities, held on February 12 at HSE.
On 7 February 2018, three Vietnamese students from HSE’s Faculty of World Economy & International Affairs and the Faculty of Law took a trip to the Moscow Duma as a part of the joint programme run by the Moscow Administration and the Vietnamese Embassy.
On January 31, Belgium’s Prime Minister, Charles Michel, gave a public lecture at HSE on how the EU has developed, what lies in store for Europeans, and the future of Russian-European bilateral relations.
On January 17, the German Ambassador to Russia, Rüdiger von Fritsch, gave an open lecture at HSE entitled, ‘Russia, Germany, Europe – Where To From Here?’ HSE gives you an overview of his main ideas.