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Regular version of the site
Mar 20 – Mar 21
CANCELED! Lecture and Seminar by Hannu Nurmi, Professor at University of Turku, on voting procedures and voting theory
Mar 21, 11:30
Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics Seminar on ‘Hamiltonian Simulation and Universal Quantum Hamiltonians’. Speaker: Toby Cubitt (University College London)
Mar 23, 15:00
Research seminar on ‘How to keep it going: Local institutionalization of the “For Fair Elections” movement in Russian regions’. Speaker: Jan Matti Dollbaum (University of Bremen)
Apr 10 – Apr 13
XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development
Online registration (without presentation) is open till March 16, 2018 
Apr 26 – Apr 30
Conference on 'The modes of thinking, the ways of speaking'


Immeasurable Hardiness of Character

The Grit Scale questionnaire has gained popularity over the past decade, not only in research but also in practical psychology and in employee selection. The questionnaire is used to measure 'grit' – a personality trait which combines perseverance in reaching one's goals, on one hand, and consistency of one's interests over time, on the other. HSE researchers have found a way to prove that 'grit' is not a single personality trait and the Grit Scale measures two independent constructs.

We Were Not Afraid of Changing Inefficient Institutions

The latest issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond informational journal is dedicated to HSE’s 25th anniversary. The issue opens with an interview with HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, where he talks about how the University was originally formed, its guiding principles and the development trajectories it aims to pursue.

HSE MIEM Student on Internship at CERN

Elena Orlova, a fourth year student in Applied Mathematics at MIEM, took part in a summer school at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland). As part of the GeantV Software Developer Team, she relied on machine learning to model the transition of elementary particles through matter.

Available and Involved. How Fatherhood Changes in Russia

A new understanding of masculinity creates more opportunities for both parents: the husband can find self-actualisation both at work and in the family, while the wife can have a career alongside rearing children.

Revival of Old Capital

In their article '"Nomadic" Toponymy: Urban Transport System as Driving Force of Moscow Toponyms', HSE scholars look at how the Moscow Metro shapes the local mentality and keeps the city’s history alive.

HSE Graduates Win National Research Competition

Work by graduates of the HSE undergraduate programme in sociology took first place at the Russian national undergraduate and graduate student academic research competition in the social sciences category. In addition, research by a graduate of the HSE St. Petersburg won an audience’s choice award.

Academic Performance Shapes Student Social Networks

Based on data from the VKontakte social network, researchers have found a relationship between students' academic performance and their closest social environment.

Helsinki Welcomes Seminar by International 21st Century Skills Consortium

On September 15–16, 2017, the University of Helsinki, Finland, welcomed the second seminar by the International Academic Consortium working as part of the Key Competencies and New Literacy project, a joint initiative between IOE and Sberbank’s Investment in Future foundation. 

Honorary Lecture by UoL Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Adrian Smith at ICEF HSE

What is higher education for? Is it a public or private good? Who should pay? Who should decide what is taught and how? What priority should it have over other levels of education? Professor Sir Adrian Smith, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (UoL), discussed these and other important issues during his honorary lecture dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of ICEF.

HSE and China’s National Institute of Education Sciences Launch Joint Education Project

Russian and Chinese researchers will join forces to study the two countries’ education systems and develop possible strategies for their further modernisation over the period to 2030, in a new joint project set to run for a decade.