Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Decree No. 672 on November 26 “On the creation of an innovation cluster in Moscow,” thus putting in motion an initiative of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin that the Higher School of Economics had played an active role in developing. Throughout the past year, HSE specialists studied the best practices of the world’s innovative megacities, worked with the Moscow government to hold a series of expert discussions on the principles of forming an innovation supercluster, and developed a draft concept establishing guidelines for interactions between potential cluster participants. Over time, the planned supercluster has the potential to embrace Moscow’s entire advanced-technology economy.
Aigul Mavletova, Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research and Assistant Professor at the Department for Analysis of Social Institutions, officially entered the Editorial Board of international interdisciplinary scientific journal «Field Methods».
A group of laboratory staff headed by Professor Fuad Aleskerov returned from the Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The HSE scholars and students participated in the first field course which was held from September 24 to September 28, 2018 as part of a three-year project on international cooperation between NRU HSE and the Arctic University of Norway (UiT).
Two post-doc fellows Amanda Zadorian and Fabian Burkhardt will join the ICSID team for one year in September 2018.
Eric Maskin, Nobel laureate in economics and Chief Research Fellow of DeCAn lab, gave an interview to RT.
The winner of Golden Citation Award was announced in Moscow at the Golden HSE Award ceremony in Moscow. In 2017, LCSR chief research fellow Christian Welzel has become the winner!