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Yaroslav I. Kuzminov

  • Yaroslav I. Kuzminov has been at HSE since 1993.

Responsibilities

The HSE Rector's functions and responsibilities are defined by the HSE Charter. The Rector is the highest authority at the University and acts as its legal representative.

He is responsible for the management of education and research at the University. Each year he makes a plan for development and submits it to the Academic Council for consideration. The Rector is also responsible for implementing decisions made by the University Academic Council. He is responsible for academic activity at the University, he manages the HSE's budgets and resources; he organizes and manages the staff of the University.

The HSE Rector is generally responsible before the staff and the founding shareholders for all University activities.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 1996
    Associate Professor
  • 1984

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economics

  • 1979

    Degree
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Achievements and promotion

Order ‘For Merit for the Fatherland’, 4th class (July 2012)

Letter of commendation from the Moscow City Committee for Public Affairs (April 2010)

Letter of acknowledgment from the President of Russia (April 2008)

Letter of commendation from the Russian Federation Federal Security Service (January 2008)

Certificate of honour from the RF Government (December 2007)

‘200th Anniversary of the Defense Ministry’ commemorative badge (November 2007)

Medal ‘For Strengthening Military Cooperation’ from the RF Ministry of Defense (May 2007)

‘Honorary employee of the RF Ministry of Economic Development and Trade’ badge (May 2007)

Order of Honour (November 2002)

Letter of commendation from the RF Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (October 2002)

Letter of acknowledgment from the Higher School of Economics (December 1998)

‘850th Anniversary of Moscow’ commemorative medal (December 1997)

Publications25

Public activities

  • Chair of the Commission for Education Development of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Member of the Presidential Commission on civil service reform and development
  • Member of the Presidential Council for facilitating the development of civil society institutions and human rights
  • Member of the Interdepartmental Working Group of the priority national project "Education" of the Presidential Council for the implementation of the priority national projects
  • Member of the Governmental Commission for realization of administrative reform
  • Member of the Governmental Commission for assessment of the efficiency of the national and regional executive authorities activities
  • Member of the Working Group for the development of the Federal Law "On Education in the Russian Federation' 
  • Co-chair of the Russian Public Council for Development of Education (ROSRO), established on the initiative of Yaroslav Kouzminov in 2001

Biography

Rector of National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Graduated in Economics from Moscow State University 

From 1979 until 1989, Yaroslav Kuzminov lectured in the Department of Economic Theory and History of Economic Thought at Moscow State University. Later, from 1989 until 1993, he worked as a researcher at the Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

In 1992, Dr. Kuzminov, in cooperation with Prof. Evgeny Yasin, proposed the establishment of a new type of institution of higher education — the Higher School of Economics — to the Russian Government. And thus, he became the youngest rector of a state university in the Russian Federation.

At present, Yaroslav Kuzminov is a Professor, Head of the Department of Institutional Economics, and Academic Supervisor of the HSE Center for Institutional Studies (CInSt).Dr. Kuzminov is the author of more than 50 academic works published in Russia and abroad, as well as the co-author of over 10 monographs and textbooks on such subjects as institutional economics, economics of education and institutional reforms. He also is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Voprosy Obrazovania (Journal of Educational Studies) and member of the editorial boards at the HSE Economic Journal and Mir Rossii (World of Russia).

In 1989, Yaroslav Kuzminov founded the Istoki (Sources) almanac, the first periodical about economic history and economic institutions in Russia.He also took part in the development of proposals for Russia’s socio-economic policy for the period up until 2020, under the name ‘Strategy 2020’. Through this project, Dr. Kuzminov headed the expert group ‘Labor Market, Professional Education and Migration Policy’ (2012).

In 2002, Dr. Kuzminov was awarded with the Order of Honour by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation. In 2003, the French Government made Dr. Kuzminov an Officer of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms). In 2009, he was awarded the International Leiontief Award ‘for achievements in the organization and radical modernization of economic education in Russia’. Furthermore, he was awarded the ‘Order For Merit for the Fatherland’, 4th Class, by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2012.


Contact information

RECTOR’S OFFICE

Elena Kovalenko

Head of the Rector’s Office

Phone: (495) 771-32-23, ext. 11172

Organizational support for the Rector’s activities; general administration and supervision of activities performed by the Rector’s Office; planning and coordination of the Rector’s schedule.

Tatiana Larkova

Deputy Vice Rector

Phone: (495) 628-58-61; ext. 11229

Documentation related to the Rector’s administrative activities, including expert assessment and coordination of incoming documents addressed to the Rector; monitoring the performance of the Rector’s assignments related to assignments and requests from the Russian Presidential Administration, Government of the Russian Federation, and Russian Government Staff; preparation of draft documents signed by the Rector.

RECTOR’S SECRETARIES

Elena Kolbas

Klavdia Ruchkina

Phone: (495) 628-80-03; 771-32-23;
Internal phone: 111-01; 111-56;
Fax: (495) 628-86-06;
20 Myasnitskaya, Room 315, Moscow
e-mail: kouzminov@hse.ru

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sofya Vanyatkina, Rector’s Press Secretary 

Coordinating media relations and the Rector’s participation in media events, preparation of information materials (press releases, announcements, memos).

HSE Press Service

Meetings on private matters: on workdays

Scheduling a meeting: Elena Kovalenko

 

State Exams to Be Monitored Using CCTV Equipment

The Rector of the HSE Yaroslav Kyzminov on State Exams.

The Moscow Times

‘We Need a System for Monitoring and Supporting Everyone’s Talent’

Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, explained to Ogoniok magazine the ‘concept of a national system to detect and develop young talent’, a concept he helped originate.

Ogoniok

What are the best criteria for assessing HEIs?

“In general, I support the idea of monitoring. I think that it is the right decision and a brave one, for the Ministry of Education to conduct a public evaluation of HEIs,” said the Rector of HSE, Yaroslav Kuzminov in an interview with “Rossiskaya Gazeta”.

Rossiskaya Gazeta

RUSSIA: Government seeks academic staff skills boost

The Russian government, unhappy with the current skill levels of university professors and teachers, is planning to improve the proficiency of academics by encouraging their more active engagement in scientific work and research.

UniversityWorldNews

Online Courses Will Help Enhance Student Engagement and Education Payoff

Among an entire host of reinvigorating discussions that were featured at this year’s EdCrunch international conference, one topic that received special attention was how the ubiquitous digital move and Big Data can help advance education. Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE Rector and Academic Supervisor for Education, talked about online courses as a means to update the university curriculum and bring training in sync with the modern-day pace of life, student expectations and economic needs.

University Rectors and Government Officials Answer Children's Questions

Why go to school when there is the internet? Is it not time to throw out traditional textbooks? Can teachers become YouTube stars? At the latest EdCrunch conference, elementary school children posed these questions to experts from the field of education. Among those ‘called to the board’ was HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov. The HSE News Service recorded the most interesting questions and answers below.

Online Courses Help to Enhance Students’ Engagement in Lectures

The #EdCrunch educational conference has started in Moscow, with HSE being its main partner for the first time ever. One of the most interesting discussions at this event concerned how new technologies and Big Data may improve the quality of education and change universities in general.

HSE Launches Service for Psychometric Analysis of Online Courses

The website ‘Modern Digital Educational Environment in the Russian Federation’ has integrated an automated service for psychometric data analysis, which helps to improve the quality of educational content and the effectiveness of studying by analyzing the ‘digital footprints’ of students enroled in online courses.

HSE Opens Two New Faculties

In 2019, HSE will begin enrolling students in undergraduate programmes at two new faculties: the Faculty of Chemistry, and the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology. These faculties will work in partnership with leading RAS institutions where students will be carrying out research.

HSE Day 2018: Photo Report

On September 13, we celebrated yet another HSE Day, our annual start-of-the-academic-year festival, which is followed the year’s tough road of studies. Let’s look at some pictures from the events at Gorky Park and relive its best moments!

First International Economics Olympiad for High School Students Starts in Moscow

This event was initiated by the Higher School of Economics (HSE) and is supported by the Sberbank Charity Fund ‘Contribution to the Future’ and the New Economic School. A total of 63 contestants from 13 countries are competing in the Olympiad. All of them have passed a rigorous selection process and are national competition winners.

Russia Hosts First International Economics Olympiad for High School Students

From September 15 – 21, Moscow will host the very first International Economics Olympiad for high school students. Students from 15 countries who have won national competitions in economics and finance will take part in the event. Russian high school students have the opportunity to compete online.

Happy 21st Academic Year: Short Story of Growth and Expansion

Last week at HSE University – St. Petersburg turned out to be really eventful. First of all, we finally met our international freshmen, or at least most of them. The orientation sessions, followed by the Common Arrival Days, offered a chance to get acquainted with people, resources and processes.  Secondly, we celebrated HSE SPb Day devoted to the anniversary of the campus – it has turned  twenty  this year! During these years we have been dreaming about many things, but who doesn’t when they are young.

Six New Things to See on HSE Day 2018

HSE Day is an annual event that never fails to surprise guests with something new. Below is a list of six new themed events to be featured at this year’s festival in Gorky Park on September 13.

HSE rector visited Shukhov Lab exposition at Moscow Urban Forum 2018

Graduate School of Urbanism students presented their ‘Advanced Urban Prototype’ at the Concert Hall of Zaryadye Park

HSE to Participate in Moscow Urban Forum

The Moscow Urban Forum will take place from July 17 to 22 at Zaryadye Park. This year’s topic is ‘Megacity of the Future: New Space for Living’. HSE representatives will participate in the forum’s expert discussions.

Gianni Infantino: ‘Sports Needs Knowledge and Professionals in Order to Move ahead’

What is required of modern sports managers and how do digital technologies influence its development? These issues were discussed by participants at the international conference ‘Sport and the Future’ organized by HSE, International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), FIFA Master Alumni Association (FMA), and the Football Union of Russia (FUR).

HSE Staff Members Awarded Status of Tenured Professor

On June 22, several HSE lecturers and staff members were awarded the status of Tenured Professor at a meeting of HSE Academic Council. Sixteen HSE staff members became Distinguished Professors at the Higher School of Economics for the first time.

HSE Elaborates a New Development Programme

In June, an extraordinary Academic Council session, which attracted a broader range or HSE staff and students, discussed the key areas of the university’s development. The ideas expressed, as well as suggestions from faculties and campuses, will provide the basis for a new HSE development programme, which will be discussed at the university staff conference in autumn.

The State Should Set Rules that Help Charities

On June 8, the conference ‘The State and the Charities: Together to a Common Goal’ took place at HSE. It was organized together with the Agency of Social Information, the Donor Forum, and the Blagosfera Centre. Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia, and Tatyana Golikova, Vice Prime Minister of Russia, took part in the conference.

Families and Private Investors Ready to Invest in Education

Households and businesses in Russia are ready to invest in education, but this potential is not fully realized. The participants of the panel discussion ‘The Future of the Economy: Education as an Area of Investment’ that took place on May 25 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum discussed why this happens. 

HSE, MGSU and Prosveshcheniye to Develop New Schools Together

On May 24, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, top executives from HSE, the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU), and Prosveshcheniye Education Holding signed a cooperation agreement. As part of it, the two national research universities and Russia’s largest manufacturer of teaching and learning aids and services will suggest optimal spatial solutions for school buildings.

Breakthrough Solutions to Lead the Way in Modernizing Education

On April 11, the educational portion of the XIX April International Academic Conference featured a presentation and discussion of the paper ‘12 Solutions for New Education,’ which was prepared by the Higher School of Economics and the Centre for Strategic Development.

Entering the Big Data Era — Will Traditional Statistics Still Be in Demand?

The development of a national data management system, along with its architecture and ontology, is one of the key issues for a future cabinet, believes Maxim Akimov, First Deputy of the Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation. A discussion at a panel session on data in the digital era at the XIX April International Academic Conference at HSE looked into the key challenges in regards to Russian statistics and possible responses to them.

April Conference Features Discussion of Ways to Boost Budget Revenue

Budget policy remains one of the government’s key tools for improving quality of life and solving problems concerning poverty and inequality. But in order for the budget to grow, additional sources of revenue are needed. The first plenary session of the XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development featured a discussion of what these sources might look like.

‘At the Conference We’ll Be Talking about Different Facets of Life in Russia: From New Investment Policy to the Digital Economy’

Today, the XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development begins. HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin talks about the main topics that will be covered at the conference, as well as some of the participants.

Two Programmes of Higher School of Marketing and Business Development Acknowledged in Europe

Two continuing education programmes at the HSE, ‘Marketing for Professionals’ and ‘Master in Marketing’, have been accredited by the European Marketing Confederation. Now, graduates can take additional exams and receive certificates recognized by European companies, including those operating in Russia.

HSE Strengthens Partnerships with Italian Universities

On 19-23 February 2018 the HSE delegation headed by HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov made a grand tour in Italy visiting 7 partner universities in the North of Italy and meeting around 100 colleagues. HSE delegation members were honored to take part in theCeremony dedicated to 150th Anniversary of Ca' Foscari University of Venice [1] and official opening of the Academic Year 2017/2018 that was attended by Ca Foscari faculty staff and students, leaders of other local institutions and by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella. Within the opening the HSE Rector took part in the academic procession together with Ca Foscari Rector Professor Michele Bugliesi and other 20 participants wearing their universities mantles including leaders of HSE partner universities such as Provost of University College London Professor Arthur, President of Korea University Professor Yeom, Rector of University of Naples Federico II Professir Manfredi, Rector of University of Bergamo Professor Pellegrini Morzenti and others.
[1] HSE cooperates with Ca Foscari University in Venice since 2012. As for now 16 students from Ca Foscari are on the exchange at HSE, and 18 HSE students study in Venice.

Fewer People in Corporations, but More Promising Careers in Research

On February 12, the winners of the Student Research Paper Competition were announced. Not only did they receive prizes, but also had the opportunity to put some thought-provoking questions to the university administration. We’ve selected five questions which we consider highly relevant to researchers at HSE and internationally, and the responses are below.

Leading Universities and the Right to Award Academic Degrees

Last year, the Russian Federation gave leading universities the right to award their own academic degrees on a trial basis, and this prompted universities to create models for future implementation. What the new system will bring and what needs to be done in order to render it fully operational was the focus of the board meeting of the Association of Global Universities, held on February 12 at HSE.

‘The Digital Revolution is the Key Trend in Education’

As part of the 2018 Gaidar Economic Forum that was held in Moscow on January 16–18, HSE Rector and Supervisor for Education, Yaroslav Kuzminov, spoke about the changing face of schooling in the digitally driven world and what policy incentives are required to best support this transitional momentum.

‘The Digital Revolution is the Key Trend in Education’

As part of the Gaidar Forum organized by RANEPA, an open discussion took place on the key trends in education. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov spoke about what Russian education will look like in 5-7 years, how artificial intelligence will change the school, and what reforms are necessary right now.

How Can We Bring Universities and Businesses Together?

Closer cooperation between universities and companies can play a vital synergistic role in empowering technological breakthroughs for the Russian economy. HSE Rector and Academic Supervisor for Education Yaroslav Kuzminov discussed the key opportunities and challenges for university–business collaboration in a session of the 2018 Gaidar Economic Forum in Moscow.

How Can We Bring Universities and Businesses Together?

Closer cooperation between Russian universities and companies could lead to a technology breakthrough for the Russian economy. Yaroslav Kuzminov discussed possibilities for such collaboration, and the obstacles associated with it, at the Gaidar Forum at RANEPA.

Lidia Prokofieva and Alexei Starobinsky Honored with French Academic Palm Award

Lead analyst at the HSE’s Institute of Social Policy Lidia Prokofieva and HSE Professor at the Faculty of Physics Alexei Starobinsky have been honored by the French government for their contribution to science and education.

International Advisory Committee Meets at HSE: 'The University Is Quick to Respond to Recommendations'

Each year, the HSE International Advisory Committee (IAC) meets in Moscow under the leadership of Nobel laureate Eric Maskin. Committee members focus on reorganising the post-graduate school, updating educational and staffing policies, and a number of other important issues.

Short Lists for Golden HSE

The second stage of the Golden HSE competition has come to an end, and the short-listed nominees have been announced.

HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov Appointed Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Council on Legislation

Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin issued instructions to establish a Council on Legislation. Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, and Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow City Duma Deputy, were appointed his deputies. Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State-Building, was appointed Executive Secretary of the Council.

International Council Recognizes HSE as Leader in Project 5-100 

The Higher School of Economics was recognized as a leader among Project 5-100 universities following a recent session held by the Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of Leading Russian Universities among Global Research and Education Centers. The session took place in Yekaterinburg on October 27-28 and was chaired by Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia.

Science. Technology. Innovation: 2017: Pocket Data Book

The pocket data book contains main indicators characterizing S&T and innovation potential of the Russian Federation. There are the information about intellectual property, S&T output, data of international comparisons given.

'People are Key to the Future Economy'

Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and HSE graduate highlighted the key values of the future economy, while speaking at the panel discussion ‘Global Trends: Challenges and Windows of Opportunity’, which was held as part of HSE’s programme at the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students.

HSE at World Youth and Students Festival

On October 15th, 2017, the 19th World Youth and Students Festival kicked off in Sochi. Higher School of Economics prepared a research, education and discussion programme entitled ‘Economy and development for the future’ specially for the event.

Online Platforms as Educational Partners

eLearning Stakeholders and Researchers Summit 2017 – an event organized by HSE and Coursera – took place on October 10 in Moscow.

‘You Showed Tenacity, and You Succeeded.’ How ICEF Celebrated Its 20th Anniversary

The HSE International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) is turning 20. The college celebrated its anniversary with a gala at the Pushkin Museum and with its largest graduating class ever.

Construction of HSE Sports Centre to Start in October 2017

The Centre will include a swimming pool, a climbing wall, a gym, as well as dedicated space for basketball, tennis, badminton and other sports. The plan is to build the three-storey venue of almost 12,000 sq.m in under two years.

HSE and Seoul National University Sign Cooperation Agreement

On July 17, 2017, HSE signed a memorandum of understanding on academic and research cooperation with Seoul National University (SNU). It covers joint research, joint projects, student and staff visits, as well as the sharing of academic resources.

‘Nothing Inspires and Moves Like HSE’

A Harry Potter-themed university graduation party has been held at HSE. This year, the party was completely organized by HSE students, they selected everything – from the location to the entertainment, and not only graduates, but also their friends and family were invited.

Evgeny Yasin and Yaroslav Kuzminov Receive State Awards

HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin was awarded the P.A. Stolypin Medal (I Class) and HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov was awarded the P.A. Stolypin Medal (II Class). Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev awarded them on June 8, 2017.

The Higher School of Economics at SPIEF

This year, the Higher School of Economics (Moscow and St. Petersburg branches) not only participated in the programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, but also had its own stand at the SPIEF Investment and Business Expo.

HSE Develops Discussion Programme for World Festival of Youth and Students

An agreement relating to the programme was signed by HSE and Roscongress Foundation at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

HSE Has Chosen Best Student Projects

Winners of Iron Egg, the biggest student award, have received their prizes. This year, 33 student associations competed in 11 nominations in the contest finals.

First Ever Monument to Anonymous Peer Reviewer Unveiled at HSE

The concrete block in the courtyard of the HSE Institute of Education has been a lasting image of the WW2 era. However, last summer, the institute’s staff came up with the idea of turning it into a piece of art. The idea was put forth by Igor Chirikov, Director of theCentre of Sociology of Higher Education, whereby this useless piece of concrete would be transformed into a monument to the ‘anonymous peer reviewer’. Moreover, this idea ended up garnering the most support as a result of an internal vote.

HSE Rector Turns 60

May 26 marks the birthday of HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov. Although not the same age, both he and HSE are celebrating birthdays this year! At the start of 2017, IFMO Rector Vladimir Vasiliev, when presenting at the Gaidar Forum, congratulated Yaroslav Kuzminov on HSE’s 25th anniversary, saying that he was the exact same age as the University. ‘I would ask the young ladies to make note of this,’ Prof. Kuzminov quipped.

HSE Rector Awarded Order ‘For Merit to the Fatherland (III Class)’

On May 18, 2017 President Vladimir Putin signed Decree No. 215 ‘On bestowing state awards of the Russian Federation’.

HSE Academic Supervisor and Rector Awarded Stolypin Medals

The corresponding directive, No. 662-r 'On Awards by the Government of the Russian Federation', was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on April 11, 2017. 

Converting Russia’s Educational Potential into Capital

At ‘Crossroads and Prospects for the Development of Russian Education’, a special session held as part of the XVIII April Conference, experts discussed the section related to education from a recent report on the strategy of Russia’s development by the Centre for Strategic Research. Since investments in education have an effect after 15-20 years, participants analyzed development prospects up to 2035.

Revolution in Administration to Take Place Over Next 10 Years

How should the state’s economic priorities change? What structural reforms are to take place in the near future? What should be improved in the state control system? Participants at the roundtable discussion ‘The State and Economic Development’ discussed these and other issues as part of the XVIII April Conference at Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow.

Without Trust the Best Programmes Cannot Be Carried Out Even Partially

At this year’s April Conference on Economic and Social Development, speakers in the first expert discussion on strategies for Russia’s development discussed growth prospects for the Russian economy. The main speaker was Chairman of the Board at the Centre for Strategic Research, Alexei Kudrin.

April Conference Discusses Strategic Areas of Russia’s Development

The XVIII April International Academic Conference has kicked off at Higher School of Economics (HSE). This major event includes expert discussions on the strategic problems facing Russia’s economic and social development. Representatives of the Russian Government will take part in the debates.

First Official Friend of HSE Receives Award

During his business trip to Pantheon-Sorbonne Paris 1 University, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov awarded Michel Sollogoub with the first Friend of HSE statuette in the history of the Golden HSE Award.

Anna Dupan is awarded for her substantial contribution to legal research

Anna Dupan, director of HSE Institute of Legal Regulation, was recently recognized with an award from the rector of HSE, Yaroslav I. Kuzminov, for substantial contribution to the development of applied legal studies of the HSE.

‘Over the Last Two and a Half Years Five Russian Universities Have Joined the World’s Top-100 in Various Subjects’

HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov updated the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the implementation of the Academic Excellence Project 5–100. He also suggested extending the project until 2025 and setting the objective that at least one Russian university be included in every subject-specific ranking by 2025.

Golden HSE Laureates Announced

On December 20, 2016, the ZIL Cultural Centre hosted this year’s Golden HSE awards ceremony. This year saw several significant changes to the award rules: new nominations have appeared, many of them were divided into categories for different groups of employees — all to help ensure HSE was able to express its gratitude to a larger number of worthy candidates. 

Educational Studies Moscow Indexed in Scopus

The decision was made by the Scopus Expert Council after a two-year examination of the journal published by HSE. The editorial board of the journal Educational Studies Moscow applied for indexing in the Scopus database in 2014 (the application process takes a long time). The Scopus Expert Council has regularly monitored the journal’s development over the two years since the application was made. There are strict requirements for paper and e-formats of the journal, as well as for the quality of research results published.

Cities of the Future Must be Sought in the Present

Shukhov Lab, a Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design, has opened at HSE. Participants in a roundtable discussion dedicated to the laboratory’s opening agreed that to create the cities of the future, the present must be analyzed without adjusting to the forecasts.

‘Improvement at HSE Has Exceeded Our Expectations’

Last week HSE International Advisory Committee held its annual meeting in Moscow. Eric Maskin, Nobel laureate in Economics, 2007, Chairman of the Committee and members of the IAC have talked to HSE News Service about the results of the meeting.

HSE Expanding from Social and Economic Sciences into a True Multidisciplinary University

On December 7, at a meeting of the International Advisory Committee, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov discussed the changes underway at the university and explained how the Higher School of Economics is working towards true international competitiveness as part of the 5-100 Project. 

'At Least One Russian University Should Be in the Top-100 of Each Global Ranking Category'

On October 19, the rectors of 21 top Russian universities met to discuss Russia’s position in international university rankings. These 21 universities are all are members of the Global Universities Association, the main purpose of which is to create a network for and inspire collaboration among schools participating in the widely discussed Project 5-100. Slated to last eight years, this project was established under Russia’s Presidential Decree No. 599, which aims to improve the standing of Russian universities among the world’s top schools and research centres.

Faculty of Physics Opens at HSE

Students at HSE will be able to enroll in undergraduate and Master’s programmes in Physics, starting in 2017. Furthermore, including those working on doctorates, students will also be able to carry out research not only at HSE laboratories, but also several leading institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), which are launching joint departments with our new faculty. 

HSE Among 8 Russian Universities on THE Top-500

According to the Times Higher Education (THE) world university ranking, Higher School of Economics (HSE) entered its 401-500 range out of 980 institutions of higher learning throughout the world in 2016. In particular, HSE ranked No. 4 among the Russian universities on THE. 

Sun and Rain, Sports and Fashion, Studies and Leisure — All at HSE Day

On September 8, 2016, HSE DAY took place in Gorky Park for the fifth time. This is a festival that allows everyone to have a good time in a joyful atmosphere. In the following article, we will tell you all about it.

Igor Agamirzyan to Become Vice President of HSE

The Vice President's responsibilities include working on the development strategy for the HSE's innovative ecosystem, building relationships with the technology industry, and creating mechanisms of feedback from employers which will be used in adjusting the competency requirements for university graduates.

Partnership with National Instruments Rises to a New Strategic Level

On May 24, 2016, Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE Rector, and the management of National Instruments (USA) signed a memorandum of cooperation. The global objective is the creation of National Centre for Engineering and Commercialization of Research and Development on the basis of the Higher School of Economics.

Bike Rental at HSE 

Now it is much easier to get to HSE central buildings – a fully equipped bicycle rental point has opened on Myasnitskaya Ulitsa near the HSE main building.

HSE and Berkeley to Conduct Joint Research

The HSE Institute of Education and the University of California – Berkeley (USA) have signed a memorandum to jointly administer an international Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium until 2020. The memorandum calls for the two universities to implement a major four-year project on higher education studies involving over 30 universities from various countries.

Indicators of Innovation in the Russian Federation: 2016

This data book presents the results of statistical surveys characterising innovation processes in the economy of the Russian Federation. The consolidated indicators showing the level of development of technological and non-technological innovation were produced in accordance with modern international standards of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Eurostat and show the modern tendencies.

'Normal Is Not Ridiculous': Most Interesting Reports Presented at the HSE's XVII April International Academic Conference

A total of 900 papers were presented at the HSE's XVII April Conference in Moscow. We consider the following selection to be must-reads.

Evgeny Yasin Turns 82

On May 7th, the Academic Supervisor of the Higher School of Economics, Evgeny Yasin, celebrated his 82nd birthday.

Low Income of Parents Should Not Stand in the Way of Their Children's Education

The plenary session of the XVII International Academic Conference ‘From the Broad Educational Opportunities Towards Social Mobility Through Education’, held on April 20, 2016, was dedicated to the ways of overcoming inequality in education.

'We'll Have to Struggle for Even 1.5%-2.5% Growth'

At the latest plenary session of the XVII April International Academic Conference, participants discussed a thought-provoking new paper called The Russian Economy Before the Long Transitionby Natalia Akindinova, Yaroslav Kuzminov, and Evgeny Yasin of the Higher School of Economics.

HSE Urban Specialists Create New Profession

Staff and students of HSE Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism discussed the prospects for the development of Urban Studies at HSE and in Russia at a meeting with the university’s senior management.

‘We’ll Develop Brands for Moscow Districts’

Undergraduate and master’s students of the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, together with the School of Sociology and School of Political Science are launching a research project on the need for design solutions in Moscow’s districts.

Teodor Shanin Made HSE Honorary Professor 

At a March 25 meeting of the HSE Academic Council, Teodor Shanin, who is the founder and president of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, was made an honorary professor of the Higher School of Economics.

HSE Leads Russian Universities in Four QS Subject Rankings

HSE took first place among Russian universities in subject rankings for Sociology and Economics & Econometrics (101-150 globally). In Business & Management Studies and Accouting & Finance, HSE ranked first and is currently the only Russian university in the ranking, placing in the 151-200 group.

HSE a Leader in Project 5-100 Ranking for Third Year in a Row

On March 18th and 19th, the Council on Enhancing the Competitiveness of Russia’s Leading Universities met in Moscow to discuss Russia’s role on the world academic stage. As a result, the Council recommended that the Ministry of Education and Science allocate subsidies to three groups of universities in 2016. HSE made it into the first group.

Information Society Indicators in the Russian Federation: 2016

This data book continues the series of annual publications by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE ISSEK). It presents statistical data on ICT infrastructure, activities of ICT sector enterprises, IT industry enterprises and content and media sector enterprises. It also presents indicators of ICT usage by enterprises, households, and individuals. Special sections contain international comparison.

Interest in Higher Education as Russia's Competitive Advantage

On March 3, 2016, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov gave a talk about possible future scenarios for Russia's higher education at the All-Russian Research Centre for Aviation Materials (VIAM) as part of the Syncletos at VIAM series of meetings with prominent guest speakers such as academics, government officials and politicians.

HSE Alumni Ambassadors Unite the World

HSE graduates work in dozens of countries, and to this end, the university has founded the HSE Alumni Ambassador project to unite them in a single network. HSE Ambassadors bring together local communities, organize business and informal events with HSE graduates, and provide advice to prospective students.

Science and Technology Indicators in the Russian Federation: 2016

The present data book is another one in the series of publications, dedicated to different aspects of scientific development in the Russian Federation. It begins with tables, where together with the main science and technology indicators there are data concerning the main innovative activities.

‘It Is a Great Experience – Being Happy for Your Students’ Success and Watching Them Outdo You’

On December 23, 2015, the 15th Golden HSE Award ceremony took place at the Central House of Artists.

‘HSE Has Been Innovative from the Start’

Academic and expert in the field of international higher education, Philip Altbach has been made Honorary Professor in a ceremony at HSE. Altbach began to study education in his youth because he believed it was a key factor to bring about change in society. Is it possible to take educational models which work well in some countries and copy them in others without making any alterations? What good are rankings and what shouldn’t we sacrifice for their sake? What gives HSE its competitive edge? Professor Altbach talked about all these issues in an interview with HSE News.

‘It Is Important for Us to Turn HSE into a World-class Research University’

On December 7, the sixth meeting of the HSE International Advisory Committee opened with leading experts from around the world in the field of science and education coming together to discuss the university’s achievements and the challenges it faces, as well as its objectives for the coming years. Following two days of discussions, the committee members will form recommendations on changes to the primary areas of development.

'Germany Has No Alternative to Good Relations with Russia Based on Mutual Understanding'

On 1st December students and teachers at HSE met the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Russian Federation, Rudiger von Fritsch.

 ‘Poetry Keeps Coming Back to the Question of Life and Death’

The HSE School of Philology is organising a new university project, Poet in Residence. The first poet to take up the post is Alexander Kushner. In October he came to talk to students about what poetry is concerned with and promised students he would comment on their verses in the future. 

HSE Pushes ahead Six Places in QS EECA-2015 Ranking

The QS University Rankings: EECA 2015 was published on October 21, assessing universities from 30 countries in Emerging Europe and Central Asia for 150 coveted positions in the ranking. Over the past year, the Higher School of Economics has gone from 37th place to 31st, improving across all metrics.

More Universities Participating in 5-100 Project

On October 19, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov took part in a meeting hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets at the Russian White House to discuss ways of improving the global competitiveness of Russian universities.

‘I Believe That in 15-20 Years Moscow Will Be a Comfortable and Tourist-friendly City’

Moscow must become an international city that is livable, creates new types of individual industries, and ensures that our country is territorially united by developing regions on the periphery of the capital. Further, universities can become new points of growth for such a polycentric metropolis, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov said at the 2015 Moscow Urban Forum.

HSE Alumni Place Bench Next to University Building 

On October 10, a bench donated to the city by alumni of the Higher School of Economics was placed near the building at 22 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa. Graduates collected the money for the bench's installation in just one week. The bench's installation was also an occasion to discuss how students and alumni can participate in the city's development.

HSE Improves its Standing in QS University and Facutly Ratings

For the first time the University is listed among the top Arts & Humanities institutions, taking 289th place globally and 3rd place within Russia. HSE was also ranked 2nd place within Russia in the sectoral ranking Social Sciences & Management, rising from 232nd place globally in 2014 to 161st place globally this year.

Rain Won’t Stop Us: HSE Day 2015

On the 9th of September the fourth HSE Day went ahead in Gorky Park. It began with an event for parents of aspiring young university applicants and ended with a student initiation for first years and a concert by the rock band Splean. To find out more about our open-day festival — take a look at the photos! 

HSE and Freie Universitaet Berlin Expand Their Cooperation

An Agreement of Cooperation between National Research University Higher School of Economics and Freie Universitaet Berlin has been signed ‘to further the effective and mutually beneficial cooperation’.

Quality of Enrolment in Technical Universities has Grown Considerably

On September 3, 2015, Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, and Alexander Biserov, Deputy Head of Rosobrnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Science and Education) presented the annual monitoring of the quality of enrolment in the state-funded places of Russian universities in 2015 at Rossiya Segodnya IIA (International Information Agency). Among the top ten universities in terms of enrolment quality, HSE took third place and HSE campus in St. Petersburg took eighth.

HSE Students Want to Install a Personalized Bench and Organize a Charity Fair on Myasnitskaya

On September 2nd, 2015, Myasnitskaya street, which hosts several HSE buildings, was officially opened after reconstruction. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin inspected the renewed street and talked to HSE students.

HSE Launches First Online Courses on Russia’s National Open Education Platform

Starting today, students from around the world will be able to register for classes taught in Russian by renowned teachers from the Higher School of Economics on Russia's National Open Education Platform. All lectures meet the regulatory requirements set for educational disciplines in Russia.