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“Digital Week” at the OECD

Gulnara Abdrakhmanova, Director of the HSE ISSEK Centre for Statistics and Monitoring of Information Society, and Olga Demidkina, Leading Expert at the OECD-HSE Partnership Centre took part in the OECD Digital Week (15—19 May, Paris). Its focal point was the meeting of the OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy, which is responsible for a major OECD project “Going Digital”. The participants have also discussed preparation of the Digital Outlook report.

Veronica Kostenko has defended her PhD thesis

Veronica Kostenko has defended her PhD thesis
LCSR’s research fellow Veronica Kostenko has defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!

James Kung’s keynote speech at the 2nd WCCE

James Kung, Yan Ai Foundation Professor of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, was among the keynote speakers at the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics «1917 –2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development» in Saint Petersburg on June 15-17, 2017.

Are sanctions pushing Russians to ‘rally around the flag’? Not exactly.

Are sanctions pushing Russians to ‘rally around the flag’? Not exactly.
Writing for the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post, Professor Timothy Frye examines effects of economic sanctions in Russia on public opinion and levels of support for the Russian leadership.

Russia Takes 45 th Place in the New Global Innovation Index

On June 15, 2017, the tenth Global Innovation Index was presented at the UN headquarters in Geneva. It includes the key indicators of innovative activities in 127 countries. Russia took 45th place in the ranking. Switzerland is leading the ranking for the seventh year in a row. Leonid Gokhberg, Director of HSE ISSEK, is a member of the GII Advisory Board and provides advice on the research underlying the index. He co-authored the analytical report that traditionally accompanies the index with ISSEK researcher Ilya Kuzminov.

The Neurolinguistics Lab team at the child speech conference in sunny Bilbao (Spain)

The workshop took place in Spain, Bilbao from 15th till 18th June 

Second World Congress of Comparative Economics

Second World Congress of Comparative Economics
The Second World Congress of Comparative Economics “1917 –2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development” was held at National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg, Russia) on June 15 – 17, 2017, following the first successful meeting in Rome in 2015.

VTB Starts Funding Comparative Social Research at HSE

Ronald Inglehart, Academic Supervisor of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research
This year VTB is launching the Endowment for Comparative Social Research at HSE. The endowment will make it possible to invest 10-20 million roubles in research each year. The exact amount will depend on trust management of the endowment assets, implemented by VTB Capital Investment Management.

Figure of the day: 20,4%

Figure of the day: 20,4%
Of Russians aged between 25-64 are engaged in self-education, mainly by reading books and magazines relevant to their profession (10%), via the internet (4,8%), and learning from colleagues at work (3,9%). These figures were obtained through a representative survey conducted by the HSE ISSEK (the sample comprised 1,156 people aged 25—64), and published in the new statistical yearbook “Indicators of Education 2017”.

VII Summer School "From Proposal to Submission: Design of Cross-Cultural Study"

From 11 to 14 June 2017, VI Summer School "From Proposal to Submission: Design of Cross-Cultural Study" was held outside Moscow, organized by the International Research and Teaching Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research of the Expert Institute at HSE. The headline teachers at the School were the leading researchers known across the world: Fons van de Vijver (PhD, Professor, Tilburg University), Klaus Boehnke (PhD, deputy head ILSCR HSE, Professor, Jacobs University, Bremen), and Ulrich Kühnen (PhD, Professor, Jacobs University, Bremen).