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HSE University Researcher Discovers an Unknown Building by a German Architect in Moscow Region

Electroperedacha power station
Rational architecture, a focus on functionality, and a cutback on ornamentation—these factors made the Electroperedacha power station an important early-20th-century achievement in the development of architecture, urban development, and the power industry. The architect of the building turned out to be Hermann Muthesius, a renowned German public figure and one of the founders of the Deutscher Werkbund. The authorship of the building was determined by a researcher from HSE University using original blueprints from the archive of the Mosenergo power supply company. The results of the study were published in Articult.

From Hate-Watching to GMOs: Highlights of the HSE Science Battles’ Third Semi-Finals

From Hate-Watching to GMOs: Highlights of the HSE Science Battles’ Third Semi-Finals
The fifth season of HSE Science Battles is currently underway, with the Sber office serving as a venue for another stage of the battle. Four speakers fought for a place in the finals by presenting their research in a ‘TED Talks’ format. The HSE News Service reports on highlights from the event, including how to explain to your grandmother that GMOs aren’t dangerous, what font you should use to develop your memory, and who ‘hate-watchers’ are.

‘Today’s Young People Strive to Be Involved in Socially Significant Activities’

‘Today’s Young People Strive to Be Involved in Socially Significant Activities’
Youth as a driver of economic development, the Arctic as a region of constructive cooperation, and innovation as a way to dispel illusions. Experts from HSE University took part in sessions of the 2022 St Petersburg International Economic Forum and HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov answered questions in the interactive studio of the Knowledge Society.

Big Winners: Very Obese Gamers Perform Better in Long-Term eSports Competitions

Big Winners: Very Obese Gamers Perform Better in Long-Term eSports Competitions
Researchers from HSE University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology compared the performance of eSport gamers of different weight categories. Despite the fact that this study looks at computer games, it touches on the broader issue of including obese individuals in modern work activities that are often associated with computer technology.

Researchers Observe a Gender Gap in the Gig Economy

Researchers Observe a Gender Gap in the Gig Economy
Researchers from the HSE University Institute of Education have studied data on the work schedule of teachers in an online English-language school and have shown that women aged 25–35 work less than men. This is connected to lower workloads in the evenings. The article ‘Women in gig economy work less in the evenings’ has been published in Scientific Reports.

Mathematical Model Helps Solve 'Organiser's Dilemma'

Mathematical Model Helps Solve 'Organiser's Dilemma'
Researchers from the HSE International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy have developed a model for optimising contest prizes for winners and more. The study uses eSports statistics to offer insights into the optimal reward structure for team competitions in a variety of spheres, including corporate and patent battles. The findings from this study have been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.