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31 January 2017

HSE’s Projects for the City

Staff from the Design Laboratory (the design wing of the HSE School of Design) teamed up with design students to carry out an extensive study on the territorial branding of Moscow’s various districts. In addition, undergraduate and graduate students of HSE MIEM developed ‘smart systems’ for monitoring urban space and managing energy consumption and lighting systems. The projects were presented to Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin during his most recent visit to the Higher School of Economics. 

30 January 2017

History of Slavic Studies at International Congress of Slavists

A special session entitled ‘Views on European regions in the history of Slavic studies’ has been included in the official programme of the 16th International Congress of Slavists at the International Committee of Slavists’ extended presidium meeting. This special session has been initiated and will be chaired by Leonid Gorizontov. Historians and philologists from Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, and Germany will speak at the session.

16 January 2017

Knowledge Specialization No Longer Relevant. What Can We Do?

The contemporary world and society involve highly complex systems, requiring more than specialized knowledge. The MA programme 'Politics. Economics. Philosophy' helps students go beyond the limits of specific social sciences.

The systemic HSE transformations, aiming to create the centers of excellence and to implement their best practices within the whole university, include three stages:

There are two types of Strategic Academic Units – international consortia and centers of excellence

Economics and Management

Goal: To strengthen the leading positions of HSE as the preeminent scientific and educational center of excellence in economic sciences and management in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; to gain global recognition in economics and econometrics.

Challenges for Social Development

Goal: To prepare students and researchers who are ready to provide solutions to the problems of global and national social development.

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information Technology

Goal: To build an ongoing research cycle and educational trajectory “from fundamental mathematics via computer science to applications in information technologies and contemporary engineering” that will produce scholars, practitioners and researchers highly competitive at the national and international markets.

Integrated Humanities Schools ‘Humanus’

Goal: To achieve global recognition in the humanities for research conducted at HSE in the fields of philosophy, philology, history, linguistics, and cultural studies; to strengthen of the HSE’s leadership in those fields in Russian academia.

Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

Goal: To create a world class center of excellence in the Russian Federation in the area of measurement, foresight and policy design in science, technology and innovation (STI).

Cognitive Neuroscience: from Computational Models to Neurotechnology

Goal: To establish a research and educational center of excellence that integrates cognitive neuroscience and information science in order to construct interdisciplinary models of human behavior and to implement these models in the cutting-edge neurotechnologies.

Education and Human Development in the Changing World

Goal: To build first in Russia and globally competitive academic Center of Excellence in the area of education and human development focused on interdisciplinary research.

Urban and Transportation Policy: Guiding Urban Transformation from Industrial to Digital Age

Goal: To create an internationally recognized hub of urban research and education focused on global market, including Russia and CIS. Strategic Academic Unit becomes one of the global centers for experimental research-based urbanism that re-formulates urban planning and governance for the digital age and helps urban governments across Russia and other countries to ensure smooth transformation of their urban planning and governance institutions.