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Russia Ranks Eighth in the World by the Expenditure on Research and Development

In 2012 Russia spent 37.8 billion dollars on research projects (calculatied according to the rouble purchasing power parity).

About the Future of Corpus Technologies

The International Conference ‘Corpus Technologies and Computational Methods in Contemporary Humanities’ - ConCorT Junior – at the HSE Nizhny Novgorod on April 11-12, 2014 will bring together young researchers who work to advance computer technology in the humanities. An interactive exhibition in memory of Albert Camus, the French writer and philosopher, will open at the start of the conference.

On the Fast Track at Aix-Marseille School of Economics

Vera Danilina, Senior Lecturer in the Department of World Economy (Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs), spoke recently about her experience as a participant in the Fast Track programme at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE, Aix-Marseille University) in France.

The Future's in Their Hands

Sociologists have conducted research on what professions Russian parents would like their children to do in the future. The results follow the changing dynamics of the job market in recent years and show that humanities-based occupations are no longer seen as desirable.

A Sociological Approach to Understanding Corruption

Corruption is a burning issue in Russia that won’t go away. What is the general attitude to corruption in Russia and other countries, and why does it draw so much public attention? How should we study this phenomenon? Lili Di Puppo, Associate Professor at the HSE Faculty of Sociology, author of the course ‘The Sociology of Corruption’ talked to the HSE news service, to help shed some light on the matter.

Banks Should Not Skimp on Risk Management

Most Russian banks do not skimp on risk management costs. The only exception are aggressive retail lenders too fixated on cost-cutting, said Mikhail Mamonov at the HSE's XV April Conference.

Food as a Weapon

The ability to provide enough food for yourself, and have a surfeit to sell for export, is becoming a way for states to influence world politics and the economy, says Alina Savelyeva, assistant to the Dean at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. In the lecture she delivered at the HSE’s XV April International Conference 'The role of food potential in modern international politics', Savelyeva considers the mechanisms of how food can be a weapon.

‘HSE is Becoming, in My Eyes, a Wonderful International Academic Community’

From 28th  March to 4th  April 2014 the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research is holding its  4th International Workshop  'Social and Cultural Changes in Cross-National Perspective: Values and Modernization' at the HSE in Moscow.  Key note speaker Arye Rattnet gave a short interview to the HSE English Language News Service about his positive experience of working with HSE students and researchers.

Test-tube Babies are Changing our Understanding of Parentage

The growth of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogate motherhood, etc, have changed our very idea of parentage. The concept of a parent as an integral and inseparable whole is now being broken down into a number of different roles – there are ‘genetic’ mothers, ‘birth’ mothers and ‘feeding’ mothers while fathers can be ‘genetic’ or ‘social’. This atomisation of parenthood explains the prevailing ambiguous attitude towards ART as Olga Isupova, Alexei Belianin and Anna Gusareva showed in their presentation at the HSE XV April International Conference ‘Economic and Social Development’, in the ‘Demography and Labour Markets’ Section.

Laura Solanko: ‘An Academic Today Cannot Help but Want to Create and Work’

As part of the XV April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, a ceremony took place to award the National Prize for Applied Economics, which this year went to William Pyle and Laura Solanko for their convincing validation of Mancur Olson’s hypothesis using unique data on Russian business associations.