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Yaroslav I. Kuzminov

  • Yaroslav I. Kuzminov has been at HSE University 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)

Publication productivity (total and over the last 5 years)

  1. Total number of papers – 66 (8)
  2. Number of papers in Q1-Q2 – 11 (2)
  3. Number of monographs (books) – 192 (86)
  4. Number of chapters in monographs (books) – 48 (4)

Publications28

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

Irina Martusevich

Chief of Staff

Phone: +7 (495) 772-95-90, ext. 23252

Tatiana Larkova

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.

RECTOR’S SECRETARIES

Elena Kolbas, Secretary

Klavdia Ruchkina, Secretary

Yulia FrantsuzovaSecretary

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:

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).

HSE Press Service

Meetings on private matters (on workdays):

Irina Martusevich

Rector's Assistants and Advisors

Economics of education:

Elena Odoevskaya, Senior Assistant to the Rector

Coordinating education-related activities.

Public activities:

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.

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.

 

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

HSE University: Moving Towards 2030 Goals

Okna Rosta, HSE University's bulletin, published a two-part interview with Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov about HSE’s Development Strategy this fall, and The HSE Look is glad to present it to our English-speaking audience as well.

HSE University Confirmed as Top Performer in Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100

Initiated in 2013, the Russian federal initiative, Academic Excellence Project 5-100, aims to maximize the competitive position of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market. On October 26, the Project Council concluded its seventh annual meeting in Moscow. At the meeting, delegations from participating universities presented reports of their progress in improving their international competitive edge.

RHEC 2019 International Higher Education Conference Underway at HSE

The tenth International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC) kicked off at the HSE University Moscow this week and will last until October 25. Bringing together over 400 participants from 15 countries, this year’s forum focuses on ‘Contributions of Higher Education to Society and Economy: Global, National and Local Perspectives.’

International Higher Education Conference Opens at HSE University in Moscow

The tenth International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC) has commenced in Moscow this week and will last until October 25. This year’s conference focuses on ‘Contributions of Higher Education to Society and Economy: Global, National and Local Perspectives.’

HSE and Unilever Continue to Educate Business Leaders of the Future

On a visit to HSE University on October 18, Unilever CEO Alan Jope met with university leadership and spoke to students in an open lecture about the social mission of business.

How Digital Innovation Impacts Educational Systems of Russia and China

In late September, IOE hosted the Second Russia–China Conference, Digital Transformation of Education and Artificial Intelligence. The event has offered a multifaceted forum for leading experts from the two countries to foreground and share the most important research, policy and practical perspectives in how the digital stride has been remolding various dimensions of the national education systems.

HSE Celebrates 25 Years of Educational Partnerships with the Netherlands

On October 2 and 3, HSE University simultaneously celebrated two anniversaries of Russian-Dutch academic cooperation: the 25th anniversary of joint educational programmes between HSE University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the 10th anniversary of the Dutch educational center, Nuffic Neso Russia, with which HSE has a long-standing partnership.

HSE University to Open Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology

HSE University is opening a Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology in partnership with the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IG RAS). The Faculty, which will focus on global climate change, geoinformatics, and social geography, plans to launch its first bachelor’s programme in 2020.

HSE University and University of Bergen Sign Cooperation Agreement

The agreement provides for academic and cultural cooperation between the universities, student exchange, and joint research. HSE University and the University of Bergen have been partners in educational initiatives for eight years. The partnership began when the HSE Faculty of Law signed an agreement with the Norwegian university.

HSE University and Italian Embassy Sign Agreement on Internships for Italian Students

On September 20, HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic Pasquale Terracciano signed a cooperation agreement between the Embassy of Italy and HSE University.

Science, Sports, and Music: HSE Day 2019

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.

New HSE Complex on Pokrovsky Boulevard Welcomes Students

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.

Yaroslav Kuzminov and Evgeny Yasin Welcome First Year Students

HSE University Rector and Academic Supervisor welcome first year students and talk about the key features of HSE University.

IOE to Push Frontiers of Cooperation with the World Bank

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.

HSE University and World Bank Discuss Joint Human Capital Development Projects

On August 22, HSE University leadership met with Jaime Saavedra, Head of the World Bank's Education Global Practice.

HSE University Signs Cooperation Agreement with Russian Academy of Sciences

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.

HSE University and the State Hermitage Museum to Collaborate on Joint Educational Projects

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.

Second International Economics Olympiad Opens at HSE University in St. Petersburg

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.

Foresight and STI Governance no 2, 2019

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 UN-Habitat Sign Collaboration Agreement

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.

HSE and Ca’ Foscari University Pursue Productive Partnership

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.

SPIEF: City of St. Petersburg and HSE University Sign Cooperation Agreement

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.

The HSE Crow: Mascot Now Lives on Myasnitskaya Lamppost

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.

Yaroslav Kuzminov Reappointed as HSE University Rector

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reappointed HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov for a new five-year term.

Faculty of Computer Science to Become First HSE Department with Own Endowment

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.

‘To Achieve Our Goals, We Need to Involve a Wide Range of Universities in National 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.

‘To Achieve Our Goals, We Need to Involve a Wide Range of Universities in National Projects’

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.

‘The President is Focused on Increasing the Birth Rate and Reducing Poverty by Half’

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.

‘Isolationism Is the Pathway to Technological Degradation’

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.

New Personnel Selection System Now Active across the Country

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.

‘Economic Innovation Is Impossible without the Right to Fail’

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.

HSE and the Ruhr-University Bochum Sign Cooperation Agreement

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.

HSE to Adopt a New Development Programme

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.

HSE Strengthens Position on Global Education Market

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.

Developing a World Сlass Business School Is a Top Priority for HSE

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.

HSE Launches India Corner at the School of Asian Studies

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.

HSE and RAS Institutes to Produce Future Generations of Scientists

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.

HSE Hosts Exhibition Devoted to Last Months of Mandelstam’s Life

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.

Science. Technology. Innovation: 2019

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.

International Advisory Committee Recommends a More Focused Approach

Members of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) and the HSE administration have discussed the results of the committee’s annual meeting.

‘HSE Is in a Class by Itself.’ Annual HSE International Advisory Committee Meeting Commences

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.

Online Classes Should Replace Traditional Lectures Only When Necessary

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.

‘It Is Essential for University to Reach Common Understanding on Key Issues’

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.

Golden HSE Winners Announced

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.

Project 5-100 International Council Confirms HSE’s Leadership

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

Education in Figures: 2018

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. 

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.