The Rector of the HSE Yaroslav Kyzminov on State Exams.
Yaroslav I. Kuzminov
- Academic Supervisor:Center for Institutional Studies
- Focus Area Academic Supervisor:Institute of Education
- Yaroslav I. Kuzminov has been at HSE University since 1993.
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
- 1996Associate Professor
Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economics
Lomonosov Moscow State University
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)
- Book Ditkovsky K. A., Fridlyanova S., Fursov K., Gokhberg L., Kuznetsova I. A., Kotsemir M. N., Lukinova E. I., Martynova S. V., Nefedova A., Ratay T. V., Rosovetskaya L. A., Sagieva G. S., Streltsova E., Suslov A. B., Tarasenko I. I. Science. Technology. Innovation: Pocket Data Book / Ed. by L. Gokhberg, Y. I. Kuzminov, A. Medvedev, M. Sabelnikova. M. : National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2019.
- Book Abankina I., Alashkevich M., Bolotov V., Dobryakova M. S., Dudyrev F., Froumin I., Koreshnikova Y., Korshunov I., Kosaretsky S., Mertsalova T., Odoevskaya E., Ovakimyan A., Platonova D., Semenov A., Semyonov D., Sergomanov P., Sorokin P. S., Uvarov A., Zinkovsky K. 12 Solutions for a New Education: Report by the Center for Strategic Research and the Higher School of Economics / Ed. by Y. I. Kuzminov, I. Froumin. M. : National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2018. doi
- Chapter Froumin I., Kuzminov Y. I. Common Legacy: Evolution of the Institutional Landscape of Soviet Higher Education, in: 25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries. Reform and Continuity / Ed. by J. Huisman, A. Smolentseva, I. Froumin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. doi P. 45-72. doi
- Chapter Froumin I., Kuzminov Y. I. Supply and Demand Patterns in Russian Higher Education, in: Higher Education in the BRICS Countries: Investigating the Pact between Higher Education and Society. Springer, 2015. P. 97-123.
- Article Kuzminov Y. I., Semenov D., Froumin I. The structure of the University network: From the Soviet to Russian "master Plan" // Russian Education and Society. 2015. Vol. 57. No. 4. P. 254-321. doi
- Article Froumin I., Kuzminov Y. I., Semyonov D. Institutional diversity in Russian higher education: revolutions and evolution // European Journal of Higher Education. 2014. Vol. 4. No. 3. P. 209-234.
- Book Fridlyanova S., Gokhberg L., Gorodnikova N., Gracheva G., Kouznetsova-Morenko I., Martynova S. V., Ratay T. V., Rosovetskaya L. A. Indicators of Innovation in the Russian Federation: Data Book / Отв. ред.: L. Gokhberg, Y. I. Kuzminov, K. Laykam, A. Naumov, A. K. Ponomarev, Z. A. Ryzhikova. M. : Higher School of Economics Publishing House, 2013.
- Book Abdrakhmanova G. I., Fridlyanova S., Gokhberg L., Kevesh M. A., Kuznetsova I. A., Kovaleva G. G., Lola I. S., Nechaeva E. G., Ostapkovich G. V., Shuvalova O. R. Information Society Indicators in the Russian Federation: Data Book / Ed. by L. Gokhberg, Y. I. Kuzminov, K. Laykam, I. Massoukh. M. : Higher School of Economics Publishing House, 2013.
- Book Fridlyanova S., Fursov K., Gokhberg L., Gorodnikova N., Gracheva G., Khramova E. B., Kirchyk O., Kouznetsova-Morenko I., Martynova S. V., Ratay T. V., Rosovetskaya L. A., Ryzhikova Z. A., Sagieva G. S., Shuvalova O. R. Science and Technology Indicators in the Russian Federation: Data Book / Ed. by A. Anopchenko, L. Gokhberg, Y. I. Kuzminov, K. Laykam. M. : Higher School of Economics Publishing House, 2013.
- Book Fridlyanova S., Belousova V., Fursov K., Gokhberg L., Gorodnikova N., Gracheva G., Khramova E. B., Kuznetsova I. A., Kovaleva G. G., Markova Y., Martynova S. V., Ratay T. V., Rosovetskaya L. A., Sagieva G. S., Studentsova E. Science and Technology. Innovation. Information Society: Pocket Data Book (2013) / Ed. by L. Gokhberg, I. Fedyukin, Y. I. Kuzminov, K. Laykam. M. : SU HSE Publishing House, 2013.
- Book The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession: The BRICs and the United States / Ed. by P. G. Altbach, L. Reisberg, M. M. Yudkevich, G. V. Androuschak, Y. I. Kuzminov. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Chapter Kuzminov Y. I. Academic Community and Contracts: Modern Challenges and Response, in: Paying the Professoriate: A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts / Ed. by P. G. Altbach, L. Reisberg, M. M. Yudkevich, G. V. Androuschak, I. Pacheco. L. : Routledge, 2012. P. 331-341.
- Book Fridlyanova S., Gokhberg L., Gorodnikova N., Gracheva G., Kuznetsova I. A., Martynova S. V., Ratay T. V., Rosovetskaya L. A. Indicators of Innovation in the Russian Federation: Data Book / Отв. ред.: L. Gokhberg, Y. I. Kuzminov, K. Laykam, A. Naumov, A. K. Ponomarev, Z. A. Ryzhikova. M. : Higher School of Economics Publishing House, 2012.
- Book Fridlyanova S., Fursov K., Gokhberg L., Gorodnikova N., Gracheva G., Khramova E. B., Kirchyk O., Kuznetsova I. A., Martynova S. V., Ratay T. V., Rosovetskaya L. A., Ryzhikova Z. A., Sagieva G. S., Shuvalova O. R. Science and Technology Indicators in the Russian Federation: Data Book / Ed. by A. Anopchenko, L. Gokhberg, Y. I. Kuzminov, K. Laykam. M. : Higher School of Economics Publishing House, 2012.
- Article Kuzminov Y. I., Remorenko I., Rudnik B., Froumin I., Jakobson L. I., Volkov A. Russian Education in 2020: a Model of Education for Innovative Economy. Material for Discussion // Issues in Education. 2008. No. 1. P. 32-64.
- Preprint Kuzminov Y. I., Yudkevich M. M. Academic Freedom and University Standards for Teaching and Research / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series WP10 "Научные доклады Института институциональных исследований". 2007. No. 01.
- Article Kuzminov Y. I., Nikitin A. Optimizing the relationship between oil exporters and government // World Bank. Knowledge Economy. Theme D: Russia. 2005
- Article Prostakov I., Ananyin O. I., Kuzminov Y. I., Korolkov M. P. Economic reform: Institutional and structural aspects // Problems of Economic Transition. 1993. Vol. 36. No. 7. P. 52-65.
- 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
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.
Chief of Staff
Phone: +7 (495) 772-95-90, ext. 23252
Deputy Head of the Rector’s Office
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.
Elena Kolbas, Secretary
Klavdia Ruchkina, Secretary
Yulia Frantsuzova, Secretary
Phone: (495) 628-80-03; 771-32-23;
Internal phone: 111-01; 111-56;
Fax: (495) 628-86-06;
20 Myasnitskaya, Room 315, Moscow
Vera Sitnina, Rector’s Press Secretary
Coordinating media relations and the Rector’s participation in media events, preparation of information materials (press releases, announcements, memos).
Meetings on private matters (on workdays):
Rector's Assistants and Advisors
Economics of education:
Elena Odoevskaya, Senior Assistant to the Rector
Coordinating education-related activities.
Alexandra Prokopenko, Rector's Assistant
Communication with HSE’s administrators and experts with respect to preparing information and analytical materials for the Rector’s participation in various types of public events;
Providing the Rector with necessary information and analytical materials before sessions held by advisory boards and groups.
Elena Metelkova, Advisor to the Rector
- Coordination, as well as expert, analytical, and organizational support, for the activities of the Expert Group in the Priority Area of the Russian Federation’s Development - ‘Education’;
- Coordinating the activities of HSE departments directly involved in the provision of expert and analytical support for the Russian State Programme ‘Educational Development’ and the ‘HR and Education’ part of the ‘Russian e-Economy’ programme;
- Information and analytical support for the Rector’s activities related to his involvement in the National Coordination Council to Support Russia’s Young Talent.
Alexandra Serova, Advisor to the Rector
- Coordination, as well as expert, analytical, and organizational support for the activities of the Expert Group on the Development of Vocational Education and Training in the National Qualifications System – under the National Presidential Council on Professional Qualifications.
- Information and analytical support for the Rector’s activities with respect to his involvement in the Council on Federal Learning Standards and working groups under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Federal Service for Supervision of Education and Science.
Educational policies and communication with universities:
Mikhail Lisyutkin, Rector's Assistant
Provision of information and analytical support for the Rector’s activities in regards to educational policies and his communications with Russian and international universities and academic institutions.
Public surveys and data analysis:
Adele Ovakimyan, Rector's Assistant
Provision of analytical and organizational support for the Rector’s activities in relation to sociological research and data analysis.
Business community relations:
Shafiga Alieva, Rector's Assistant
Preparing analytical materials related to Rector’s relations with the business community.
Informational, analytical and organizational support for the Rector’s activities:
Oleg Popov, Advisor to the Rector
Provision of informational, analytical and organizational support for the Rector’s activities; coordinating expert participation and preparing public proposals.
Organization of working meetings of HSE’s administrative bodies and meetings with representatives of the student community:
Gleb Garashchuk, Rector's Assistant
- Coordinating the activities and efforts of the HSE Student Council and its communications with the Rector;
- Institutional development of student self-governance at HSE;
- Issues related to the Rector’s communications with students and related associations;
- Review and consideration of requests from HSE students addressed to the Rector.
Rector's Office Staff
Svetlana Frolova, Rector's Assistant
Organizing and writing minutes for the Rector’s Council sessions and meetings chaired by the Rector;
Supervising the completion and updating of the personal webpages of Rector’s Office staff.
Elena Subbotina, Rector's Assistant
- Documentation support for the Rector’s activities;
- Organizing the flow of e-documents;
- Supervising the presentation and implementation of documents addressed to the Rector;
- Maintaining the archive of the Rector’s Office.
Yulia Astakhova, Advisor to the Rector
Identifying organizational issues and providing the Rector with information, analytical and expert materials in regards to meetings of presidential, governmental, and federal executive committees and councils.
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.
“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”.
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.
HSE’s long-awaited annual event has passed, but our memories of it are still fresh—the workshops, the dancing, the lectures, the scientific experiments, the exclusive concert by Tima Belorusskih and Feduk—there are too many to name! HSE News Service is here to give you the lowdown on HSE Day 2019.
HSE University commenced the new academic year with a housewarming party marking the long-awaited opening of its new campus complex on Pokrovsky Boulevard. Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin, and vice rectors of the university took part in the event to welcome students, faculty, and staff.
HSE University Rector and Academic Supervisor welcome first year students and talk about the key features of HSE University.
On August 22, HSE leaders, including the University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and Head of IOE Isak Froumin, met with Jaime Saavedra, Director of the World Bank's Education Global Practice.
On August 22, HSE University leadership met with Jaime Saavedra, Head of the World Bank's Education Global Practice.
The document, signed by HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and RAS President Alexander Sergeev, formalizes agreements on joint work in education, the training of future researchers, and the support and promotion of research.
On July 24, HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and State Hermitage Museum Director Mikhail Piotrovsky officially signed a cooperation agreement. The university and the museum will collaborate on joint educational projects and research.
On July 24, the second annual International Economics Olympiad (IEO) for high school students kicked off at HSE University in St. Petersburg. The competition is organized by HSE University with the support of Sberbank. Students from 24 countries will compete over the course of a week. The winners will be able to enroll in any HSE Economics programme in 2020 with a full tuition scholarship.
The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to the impact of technological progress on employment prospects and the development of competencies. This problem is viewed from the perspective of employees, companies and regions.
HSE University and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme signed an agreement to conduct joint research on urban development. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and UN Under-Secretary-General Maimunah Mohd Sharif, who heads the UN-Habitat programme, signed the letter of intent at the recent Moscow Urban Forum, which was held on July 4-7 at Moscow’s Zaryadye Park.
As part of the International Partners Week, a ceremony of setting up Ca' Foscari University Information Corner at HSE University took place on June 19.
This document, signed by HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and Acting Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov at SPIEF-2019, foresees the pursuit of joint projects for the city’s socio-economic development, as well as training programmes for the city administration and the local business community.
A weather vane in the shape of a big-beaked bird has appeared near the HSE building on Myasnitskaya Street in Moscow. The Crow’s ceremonial unveiling coincided with the 85th birthday of HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin, who initiated it as our university’s mascot.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reappointed HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov for a new five-year term.
On April 26, the HSE Academic Council approved a charter for the creation of a Board of Trustees at the Faculty of Computer Science. Board members include senior executives from Yandex, JetBrains, SAS, 1C, and Sberbank. The endowment will be used by the faculty to fund long-term projects.
The role of regional and specialized institutions of higher education in achieving national development goals must increase, and leading universities will help them. This was the conclusion reached by participants of the plenary session on Russian higher education that took place as part of the XX April International Academic Conference.
The role of regional and industrial institutions of higher education in achieving national development goals must increase, and leading universities will help them. This was the conclusion reached by participants of the plenary session on Russian higher education that took place as part of the XX April International Academic Conference.
National objectives for social development, as well as existing risks and opportunities in implementing these objectives were discussed by participants of HSE International April Conference.
The XX April International Academic Conference continued on April 11 with a discussion on digitalization of the economy and public administration. Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and Curator of the Digital Economy National Programme, spoke about digital business models, public administration, digitalization in industry and science, and the impact of digital technology on the job market.
The social mobility system created under President Vladimir Putin’s initiative begins with a search for talented children and ends with training and selection of the best top executives. On April 10, the participants of a plenary session on ‘The New System of Social Mobility in Russia as a Way to Renew the Elite’ at theXX April International Academic Conference discussed the details of this system, as well as its future outlook.
The first plenary session of the HSE XX April International Academic Conference continued with a discussion on the sources of economic growth, budgetary policy priorities, as well as investment in infrastructure and human capital. Experts from HSE joined other participants to speak on these issues.
The agreement establishes a student- and academic-exchange programme and the opportunity for joint educational and research project development. The agreement was signed on April 8 with the participation of representatives of the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.
On March 20, at the HSE Staff and Student Conference, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov presented the key points of the new Development Programme for the period extending to 2030. The points he suggested have prompted a series of discussions in the university corporate environment aimed at choosing the best avenues and tools for development.
At the HSE Staff and Student Conference on March 20, Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov presented a report on how the ‘HSE Development Programme for 2009–2015 and up to 2020’ has progressed since 2014.
Valery Katkalo, former Dean of Sberbank Corporate University, will be taking on the role of HSE Vice Rector for Continuing Education. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov announced the appointment at the Staff and Student Conference, which was held in Moscow.
On March 19, 2019, HSE hosted a launch ceremony for its new India Corner, which is housed in the School of Asian Studies and will serve as an open space for dialogue and collaboration with regard to Russia-India relations. The Corner will host cultural and scientific events related to the modern development of India, as well as open business seminars between Russia and India.
On February 12 at the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, HSE and five institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) signed agreements to collaborate in the field of scientific education. The institutions have pledged to contribute to the development of new faculties of chemistry as well as biology and biotechnology at HSE.
The Higher School of Economics Proposes Measures to Unlock the Potential of Science in Russian Universities
Speaking at the Professor’s Forum on February 7, Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, noted that science in Russia, especially in Russian universities, is underfunded, and suggested several steps to support Russian researchers and help them reach their full potential.
The exposition ‘Osip Mandelstam – End of the Road’ located in the HSE building at 20 Myasnitskaya Street in Moscow reconstructs the final 11 weeks of the poet’s life and profiles many of his contemporaries.
The pocket data book contains main indicators characterising S&T and innovation potential of the Russian Federation. There are the information about intellectual property, S&T output, data of international comparisons given.
Members of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) and the HSE administration have discussed the results of the committee’s annual meeting.
New faculties, personnel development, internationalisation, and much more – these are all things on the agenda of the annual International Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting currently taking place in Moscow.
Digitalization Helps Universities Expand Their Horizons and Improve the Quality of Education: Results of eSTARS-2018
Large online courses will become even more in-demand since the quality and accessibility of education is rising. They will not, however, replace traditional in-person interactions between student and teacher. By relying effectively on digital technologies, universities can ensure a new level of education quality, which, in turn, can meet the challenges of today’s economy. Discussions of online education, at its current stage of development, should be focused not so much on technological solutions, but rather on ecosystems, which encompass students, universities, corporations, states and tech firms, where related human experiences and meanings are of extreme importance. This was the conclusion of participants in the eSTARS 2018 international academic conference on the present and future of online education. HSE and the online learning platform Coursera teamed up to host the event in Moscow on December 5-6.
Large online courses will become even more popular since the quality and accessibility of education is rising. They will not, however, replace traditional in-person interactions between student and teacher. This was the conclusion of participants in the eSTARS 2018 international academic conference on the present and future of online education. HSE and the online learning platform Coursera teamed up to host the event in Moscow on December 5-6.
Valeria Kasamara, Senior Director for Government Relations, has been appointed new Vice Rector for Student and Alumni Relations, taking over the position from Igor Chirikov*. She spoke to the HSE News Service about what is special about the contemporary students, and about her plans for the new position.
The winners are 16 staff members in seven ‘golden’ categories and 21 students in the ‘Silver Nestling’ category. The winners of the ‘Golden Reference’, which is awarded to the most cited HSE scholar, have also been announced. The awards ceremony was held on November 27, on the HSE's birthday.
From October 26-27, a regular meeting of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 was held in Kaliningrad. The academic institutions involved in the project presented the results of their work and plans for the upcoming period of their respective roadmaps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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, subsequent 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 twentythis year! During these years we have been dreaming about many things, but who don’t when they are young.
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.
Graduate School of Urbanism students presented their ‘Advanced Urban Prototype’ at the Concert Hall of Zaryadye Park
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.
The pocket data book contains main indicators characterising trends in the development of general, secondary vocational and higher education in the Russian Federation. It also covers key education indicators for the OECD countries.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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  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.
 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The second stage of the Golden HSE competition has come to an end, and the short-listed nominees have been announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
eLearning Stakeholders and Researchers Summit 2017 – an event organized by HSE and Coursera – took place on October 10 in Moscow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An agreement relating to the programme was signed by HSE and Roscongress Foundation at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
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.
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.
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.
On May 18, 2017 President Vladimir Putin signed Decree No. 215 ‘On bestowing state awards of the Russian Federation’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.