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One among Many: The Sociology of Moving in a Mob

Anyone moving in a large crowd, absorbed in their phone and yet avoiding collisions, follows certain laws that they themselves create. The movement of individuals as a condition for the movement of masses is the subject of a recent study by Dr. Andrey Korbut.

Alexander Milkus, Laboratory Head at HSE, to Chair a Public Council at the Ministry of Education

Alexander Milkus, Head of the HSE Laboratory for Educational and Youth Journalism
A public council for the independent evaluation of the quality of education conditions has been created at the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. Alexander Milkus, Head of the HSE Laboratory for Educational and Youth Journalism, has been unanimously elected as its chair.

The Relationship Between Phonology and Mathematics: What Determines a First Grader’s Success

HSE researchers have shown that a child’s phonological abilities (including sensitivity to the sound composition of speech and the ability to identify individual sounds and syllables) are connected with mathematical aptitude in elementary school. However, the relationship between sound speech sensitivity and the development of mathematics varies depending on the socio-economic status of the child’s family.

Marketing Experts Will Be Without Work if They Do Not Learn New Technologies

By 2025, a significant number of marketing experts will lose their jobs to computer programmes that can perform their jobs for them. But those who learn to work with big data and use neurosemantic and social techonology will be able to survive, says Tatyana Komissarova, Dean of HSE’s Higher School of Marketing and Business Development.

Youth Communities of Dagestan: Street Workout and Anime Scenes in Makhachkala

Youth Communities of Dagestan: Street Workout and Anime Scenes in Makhachkala
Having studied youth communities in Makhachkala, HSE sociologists are using the examples of street workout and anime fans to discuss growing up and socialisation in Dagestan today. The article was published in Cultural Studies.

HSE Research Departments Invite New Research Assistants

HSE Research Departments Invite New Research Assistants
In 2019, as part of our research project plan, a new wave of HSE recruitment of research interns from among the HSE student community has been announced, with HSE research departments offering a number of additional vacancies for research assistants.

Researchers Identify Possible Role of Foxp1 Protein in Control of Autoimmune Diseases

Scientists at the Higher School of Economics, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBCh RAS), and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center created a genetic model that helps to understand how the body restrains autoimmune and oncological diseases. The researchers published their results in Nature Immunology.

An Order of Emancipation: How Catherine I Established a Form of Distinction for Women

Established in Russia under Peter the Great and bestowed upon Catherine I who became its supreme head, the Order of Saint Catherine, or the ‘Order of Liberation’ (‘Orden osvobozhdeniia’), was the first order in Russia to be awarded to women. This small sliver of Petrine era history, as Professor Igor Fedyukin demonstrates in his new research, reveals the monarch’s wife’ serious political ambitions. Professor Fedyukin discusses how the history of the ‘ladies’ order’ reflects the former mistress’s plans to elevate her status and change the line of succession to the throne in her children’s favor.

How Private Health Insurance Affects Health Behaviour

HSE researchers have discovered that the terms and conditions of purchasing private health insurance (PHI) can impact the person’s attitude to their health. If PHI is bought at the client’s own expense, they are inclined to be more careful about their health, when compared to those whose medical insurance is part of an employer’s benefits package.

Living and Dead: the Soviet Experiment Seen Through the Lens of Funeral Culture

Inscriptions, symbols and shapes of tombstones and cemetery layouts carry important messages about society, its values and hierarchies. Research by HSE scholar Svetlana Malysheva reveals some of the things Soviet cemeteries can tell us about the USSR and its people.