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Illustration for news: Joint Seminar of HSE Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology and George Mason University

Joint Seminar of HSE Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology and George Mason University

First-year undergraduate students of the HSE Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology took part in an online seminar at George Mason University (USA). The seminar was part of the Coronavirus Research Update summer course, taught by Professor Ancha Baranova.

Illustration for news: Slut-Shaming by Lend-Lease

Slut-Shaming by Lend-Lease

Russian women who associated with Soviet allies during World War II were subjected to unusually harsh persecution. This was especially true in the north of the country that saw the arrival of thousands of U.S. and British sailors. For having contact with these foreigners, Soviet women received the same severe punishment meted out to Nazi collaborators: charges of treason and 10 years in a forced labour camp. HSE Associate Professor Liudmila Novikova studied how and why this policy shaped their destinies.

Illustration for news: Why High-Ability School Graduates Choose Low-Quality Universities

Why High-Ability School Graduates Choose Low-Quality Universities

According to the findings of HSE researchers, up to one-quarter of school graduates in Moscow enrol in low-quality universities despite scoring highly on their Unified State Exam, the final school exam and a standard university admission mechanism in Russia. This academic mismatch limits their life opportunities and often stems from unequal starting conditions in the family and at school.

Illustration for news: Participants of Escapes from Modernity Online School Discuss Post-Coronavirus World

Participants of Escapes from Modernity Online School Discuss Post-Coronavirus World

Experts, participants and moderators gathered to share their predictions about the future of the humanity after the pandemic. What paradigm will replace anthropocentrism? What will happen to globalization, consumer civilization, and megalopolises? How will the virus impact policy and democracy and what will post-COVID ethics and anthropology look like?

Illustration for news: Russian Economic Prospects: Moderately Optimistic Forecasts

Russian Economic Prospects: Moderately Optimistic Forecasts

From April 6–7, the HSE Centre of Development Institute conducted a special survey among professional forecasters on the Russian economy’s prospects for 2020-2021. The experts expect a decline this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices this year, but predict that the losses will be fully recouped in 2021.

Illustration for news: Four Student Projects with Potential to Become High Tech Start-Ups

Four Student Projects with Potential to Become High Tech Start-Ups

The Armensky Annual Inter-University Research and Technology Conference has concluded at MIEM HSE. Out of 200 submitted papers, 32 works by high school, undergraduate and graduate students participated in the event. The HSE News Service has prepared an overview of four HSE student-led projects that were awarded first-class diplomas.

Illustration for news: An App for Talking to Trees and Other Projects by the Shukhov Lab

An App for Talking to Trees and Other Projects by the Shukhov Lab

One of the Shukhov Lab’s most significant projects is its master’s programme in Prototyping Future Cities. Graduates of the programme told HSE University Life about innovations they have developed to help preserve the environment, promote balanced growth, and improve cities.

Illustration for news: ‘Each of Them Survived Thanks to a Real Miracle’

‘Each of Them Survived Thanks to a Real Miracle’

Stories of Salvation, or How We Grew Up, a book co-authored by HSE Lyceum senior Elena Tsybulina, tells the stories of ghetto and concentration camp survivors during WWII. The book was released shortly before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is observed on January 27.

Illustration for news: Scholars Provide Monkeys with a Virtual Hand

Scholars Provide Monkeys with a Virtual Hand

Researchers from Duke University and HSE University have succeeded in creating artificial tactile perception in monkeys through direct brain stimulation. This breakthrough can be used to create upper-limb neuroprostheses, capable of delivering a tactile sensation. The study’s results were recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Illustration for news: MIEM HSE Students Develop MRI Smart Blanket

MIEM HSE Students Develop MRI Smart Blanket

The smart blanket was presented at Sirius Scientific and Technological University in Sochi and awarded first place at a physical sciences hackathon. Over the course of one day, 15 student teams had to choose a topic, study the market, develop a concept, and present a prototype of their electronic device.