In mid-June 2017, the town of Pushkin near St. Petersburg, Russia welcomed the Fifth International Summer School on Higher Education Research, a joint initiative between the HSE Institute of Education and Peking University’s China Institute for Educational Finance Research. This year, the Summer School focused on higher education and social inequality.
Austin L. Wright from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago flew to Moscow from Chicago to discuss ‘Civilian Abuse and Wartime Informing’ at the Political Economics workshop that was held at HSE on July, 20, 2017.
HSE researchers examined the structure of online communities of Russian AIDS denialists – people who deny the reality of HIV and AIDS – and the manner in which they spread their ideas. The findings are published in American Behavioral Scientist.
It would seem that being surrounded by very capable classmates should boost a student's ambitions and competitive spirit and encourage hard work and high academic performance. However, according to Yulia Kuzmina, the reverse is also possible, when students feel inferior and less confident in comparison to more successful students. In her article Big-Frog-in-a-Small-Pond Effect: Is It Always Good for a Child to Study in a Strong Class? Kuzmina argues that a student's perception of their own academic success compared to other classmates can impact on their progress at school and plans to enrol in a university after school.
Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy - or CHEMP, as it is known - was launched two years ago. Today CHEMP offers a unique opportunity to unite and internationalize the emerging body of education and research in the field of health studies. CHEMP’s Director Professor Christopher Gerry, Chair of Internationalisation Steering Group and Academic Adviser to Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at HSE St. Petersburg, provides an update on the Centre’s activities and achievements.
The latest issue of the Foresight Journal (vol. 11. No. 2), published as a special issue, looks at various aspects of integrating universities’ educational, research, and innovative activities in a ‘knowledge triangle.’ Experts from Austria, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Sweden, and the UK, as well as representatives of the OECD had the opportunity to share their knowledge in this field.
HSE researchers have used computer modelling to demonstrate the varying manipulability of decision-making procedures and to identify those least susceptible to manipulation. Their findings are published in the paper 'Manipulability of Majority Relation-based Collective Decision Rules'.
Employees of the international convergence laboratory are working on an Atlas of Multilingualism of Daghestan. With support of the laboratory and the Collegium de Lyon a website was created recently, which can be used as a resource for the research of social and georgraphical particularities of multilingualism in Daghestan.
The Research Laboratory of Space Research, Technologies, Systems, and Processes at HSE MIEM has obtained Patent No. 171691 for the following invention: a small ‘electronic nose’ capable of detecting the odor of a wide range of chemical substances.
On June 29 – 30, 2017, an international Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP2017) took place in Singapore. Psychologists from 14 countries took part in the event. A paper by Natalia Antonova, Associate Professor at HSE, and Vladislav Gorbov, HSE graduate, received the Best Paper Award.