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Researchers from HSE University Compare Motivations of Volunteers at Winter Olympics in Sochi and Beijing

Researchers from HSE University Compare Motivations of Volunteers at Winter Olympics in Sochi and Beijing
The Sochi 2014 Olympics volunteer programme involved 25,000 people. It was the first such volunteer project in Russia and was organised with support from the government, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

Links between Russian and Italian Literature

Dante, poised between the mountain of purgatory and the city of Florence, displays the incipit Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita in a detail of Domenico di Michelino's painting, Florence, 1465
The international conference ‘Fear and the Muse: Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Their Time’ (the Akhmatova-Mandelstam readings) took place in Russia from January 17–21. Readings were held in Moscow, Tver, and St Petersburg. We talked to Kristina Landa (the University of Bologna), who presented her paper ‘Around Conversation about Dante’ at the conference.

Two Worlds of Residents: Car Owners Look at Shared Urban Courtyards Differently from Pedestrians

Two Worlds of Residents: Car Owners Look at Shared Urban Courtyards Differently from Pedestrians
Researchers from HSE University and St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPSUACE) used eye tracking to study how residents who own cars and those who don’t look at the shared courtyards of multistorey apartment buildings. The study was published in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

Do Banks Always Need to Know as Much as Possible about Borrowers?

Do Banks Always Need to Know as Much as Possible about Borrowers?
Economists from HSE University have demonstrated that collecting as much information as possible about borrowers does not always decrease banks’ risks. Sometimes, more is not better: on the contrary, increasing the volume of data might increase the risks of loan defaults to a certain extent. The study was published in the WP BRP HSE University, Series: Financial Economics series of working papers.

Laboratory for Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing Opens at HSE University

Laboratory for Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing Opens at HSE University
The decision to create the laboratory was based on the results of an open competition organised by HSE University. The winner of the competition was the project ‘The role of non-coding RNA in facilitating active ageing’ led by Maxim Shkurnikov, Associate Professor of the HSE University Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology.

New International Laboratory to Study Lighting Flashes and Volcanic Lightning

New International Laboratory to Study Lighting Flashes and Volcanic Lightning
HSE University has launched a new International Laboratory for the Study and Assessment of Dangerous Geophysical Phenomena. Alexander Kostinskiy, Head of the Laboratory and Deputy Director of HSE MIEM, explains the laboratory’s future work, its important research and practical applications, and the role of international cooperation in the new laboratory.

Portrait of an Alien: How Western and Eastern Cultures Influence Creativity and Perceptions

Portrait of an Alien: How Western and Eastern Cultures Influence Creativity and Perceptions
The concept of creativity varies by culture, and this is reflected in the results of creative activity. This fact was confirmed by researchers from the HSE Laboratory for Creativity and Multilingualism who studied creative assignments carried out by students from Russia and the United Arab Emirates.

Alexei Vagov: ‘Metamaterials Should Serve People'

Alexei Vagov
The Centre for Quantum Metamaterials is one of the new international laboratories that will be launched at MIEM, HSE University, in 2022.  Alexei Vagov, Head of the Centre, speaks about the main areas of the Centre’s research, its team, and future research cooperation.

'I Took Up a Blue-collar Job to Do My Research'

'I Took Up a Blue-collar Job to Do My Research'
Olga Pinchuk shares the personal experiences that have informed her academic research, explains why manual labour is still prevalent in Russia, and examines widespread stereotypes about blue-collar workers.

Mathematical Modelling at HSE MIEM

Mathematical Modelling at HSE MIEM
Sergey A. Aksenov,Deputy Director of MIEM and Associate Professor at the School of Applied Mathematics, explains what mathematical modelling is about and what projects HSE MIEM research teams have been working on recently, particularly in relation to COVID-19.