Alexey Koshel has been appointed Vice Rector in charge of legal issues, procurement and human resources, Anastasia Likhacheva is the new Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, and Evgeny Mikhaylenko is Dean of the Faculty of Urban and Regional Development.
Mr. Koshel served as Vice Rector at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) since 2016, and was appointed Acting Rector there in July 2021.
In 2012–2013, Alexey Koshel was chief legal officer at AESC MSU, Assistant Vice Rector for Continuing Education at MSU and Deputy Director of the MSU Institute of Continuing Education. From 2013 to 2016, he was Deputy Dean and Head of the Department of Further Education at the MSU Faculty of Pedagogical Education.
His duties at HSE University will include the supervision of operations related to legal issues, procurement and human resources.
Previously, Ms. Likhacheva was Deputy Dean for Research at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs (FWEIA).
Anastasia Likhacheva started her career at HSE as a master’s student at the university. In 2010, she became a research assistant at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS), before going on to become Deputy Director then Director of CCEIS. In her role, she implemented projects related to international economic sanctions, the prospects of the Russian Far East, and EurAsEc development.
In addition, Ms. Likhacheva is Associate Professor of the School of International Affairs of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. She has published over 30 papers, including articles in international peer-reviewed journals and chapters in monographs issued by leading international academic publishers.
‘A strategic task that our Faculty has always pursued (and generally succeeded at) is studying the world, forecasting its development, and looking for unconventional explanations, new concepts and theories that help better understand the world with its variety of old and new problems. We also examine amazing opportunities that should be promoted and utilized in Russia. The standard introduced by Sergey Karaganov remains the gold standard, and I’m going to comply with it strictly,’ Anastasia Likhacheva said.
She also said that in the near future, the Faculty is going to work on new areas of study as part of FWEIA flagship programmes and departments, as well as develop existing ones. These include international digital studies and the study of the world’s ‘digital footprint’ (particularly at the intersection of digitalization and Asian and African Studies), the green agenda, and new fields of international studies.
‘An important task for the year ahead is to bring the world to our students, since their access to it is limited due to COVID restrictions. We will do this by expanding international student projects, organizing joint events with our international partners, and attracting visiting professors and researchers,’ she added.
From 2017, Mr. Mikhaylenko served as Head of the Department for Relations with Expert Organizations at the Russian Presidential Office on Russian State Council Operations. Before that, he was Head of the Department of Modern Public Policy Institutions at the Russian Presidential Office for Domestic Policy.
Evgeny Mikhaylenko has worked on spatial development projects: he has evaluated the spatial and infrastructural demands of the population in order to design a comfortable urban environment, assessed the city environment and zoning for possible architectural and design solutions, and has been involved in spatial branding and the development of marketing, technical and economic feasibility studies for development projects.
In 2021, he was appointed Director of the HSE Centre of Social Research and Technological Innovation.