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HSE University Review

The Higher School of Economics is a community of scientists, teachers, students and alumni. We grow together and collaborate with each other, sharing ideas and knowledge to help our colleagues to achieve success in science and education. All of our work is open for discussion, constructive criticism and suggestions. This digest is intended to communicate scientific developments and news at HSE to the international academic community and beyond. In these pages, we seek to represent the vast diversity of our interests and expertise. This publication is not only an overview of our achievements, but also a call for further joint work and exploration.
The scholars and researchers featured in our digest are ready to hear from you. If you would like more information about a specific study or want to subscribe to receive future issues, please contact HSE’s press service: press@hse.ru, +7 495 772 9567.

The fourth issue of HSE Review presents HSE’s latest sociological research related to problems currently facing society at large. In particular, leading Russian and foreign experts of the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research discuss the aspects of newly arising conflicts between elites and the masses, the impact of economic inequality on social trust, and the varying attitudes towards corruption on the part of different countries. Furthermore, the issue also features other HSE research projects. For instance, you can find out how mathematics is used in uncovering oncological illnesses, why people in Russia are skeptical of medical breakthroughs, and how an aging population will affect global development. Moreover, students from HSE’s School of Cultural Studies share their impressions of a recent research expedition to Iran.


The third issue of HSE University Review focuses on issues of science and technology and innovation policy, as well as analysis of trends in technology development, education, the knowledge society in Russia and aboard, and forecasting science and innovation. Our experts from the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) discuss factors of technological breakthrough and share their impressions on which markets and industries should receive investment today. Additionally, this issue covers a mathematical approach to preventing sexual assault in internet chat rooms, the interrelation between values systems and the high level of mortality among young people, and unique graffiti from the 12th century that contains a message about the murder of Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky and a list of his killers. Olga Dragoy, head of the HSE Neurolinguistics Laboratory, talks about what takes place in our brain when we hear speech or say something and how trauma and disease impact our speech capabilities.


In the second issue, we have paid considerable attention to education both as a process and as a field of study. Global ratings confirm that HSE is the leading university in Russia and a leader among international universities in development studies. We hope that you will be interested in our special courses on Coursera, a platform that has already become popular with hundreds of thousands of students studying remotely. HSE is also involved in a Russian online education project, which you can learn about in this issue. The Angelina Jolie phobia, financial market black swans, and an unknown Pasternak autograph all are among the highlighted discoveries of HSE researchers.

 

 



In the first issue, you can learn about HSE’s annual April Conference, which brings together thousands of renowned scientists and experts to discuss current social and economic problems. While reading an interview with Fields Medal winner and HSE Professor Andrei Okounkov, you will be charmed by the ways in which mathematics works. From quantum cryptography and neuroeconomics to obsession with symmetry and amorous addiction, our researchers’ interests are very broad and their work is internationally recognized.