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The Past, The Present and The Future

Dr Juha Kaskinen, Director of the Finland Futures Research Center (FFRC), University of Turku is visiting the HSE Moscow in the framework of the ‘International Foresight Academy’ project developed by EU, the first organization to bind together foresight activities around the globe by supporting researcher mobility between leading Foresight Centers of Europe, North and South America, and Asia.

The HSE’s French Anniversary

December 5-6, 2013 HSE held an international conference “Diderot, Encyclopaedia, Enlightenment”, which was organised jointly by the Philosophy, History and Philology faculties. Russian academics and French researchers from the universities of Caen, Reims, Paris Ouest and Paris Sorbonne all took part in the forum.

Arctic Governance: From Theory to Practice

On December 9, 2013, Oran Young, Research Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, will give an open lecture on ‘Arctic Governance: From Theory to Practice’ at the HSE. Anna Chernyakhovskaya, Chief Content Editor of the HSE English language website asked him why this such an important issue today.

HSE Historians about South Africa

‘The Hidden Thread. Russia and South Africa in the Soviet Era’ by Irina Filatova and Apollon Davidson is a book covering the history of relations between Soviet Russia and South Africa, which, for many decades, remained hidden even from those who were part of it.

Business Success Depends on Staff Motivation

Cultivating guilt, the use of bonuses and penalties, and psychological pressure on employees are not the best ways to improve a company’s efficiency. According to a HSE Laboratory of Positive Psychology study of work motivations, professionals will be most efficient if they have an intrinsic motivation to work, which is related not to earnings, but instead, to an interest in what they do.

Dr. Robert Hoppe: ‘Russia is simply the most interesting case in system transformation’

Dec. 4, 18:00 - 19:30 the HSE Public Policy Department will hold a seminar on the ‘Development of schools of public policy in Russia, Europe and globally: university-based research, programs, and professional communities’. The seminar leader Dr. Robert Hoppe agreed to answer some questions for us that indicate his thinking around the issues which arise in devising and implementing public policy and its development as a subject of study.

Delayed Salaries Provoke Absenteeism

Opportunistic behaviour among Russian employees is often provoked by employers themselves. Delays in payment of salaries result in absences and a decrease in productivity. Andrey Kaplan studied these issues in his paper ‘Influence of Employee’s Individual Characteristics and Company’s Specifics on the Level of Absenteeism’.

St. Petersburg Museum Night in Denmark

At the first international conference RETHINK Participatory Cultural Citizenship, which took place on November 14-16 in Aarhus, Denmark, Victoria Seneva presented a report titled ‘Museum Night in St.Petersburg: Online Formation of Cultural Services’.

Ebooks are Growing, but the Printed Page Isn’t Dead

On November 27, 2013, Rüdiger Wischenbart will speak at the HSE Faculty of Media Communications. Dr. Rüdiger Wischenbart is founder of Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting (RWCC), Vienna, Austria, a leading expert in international book market development, culture, global book markets and innovations in book publishing.

Volunteers Are Happier and Trust People More

It is a myth that civil society is underdeveloped in Russia – more than a third of Russians take part in solving problems in their communities, and 3% volunteer for some or other organization. Elena Petrenko, Assistant Professor at the HSE Faculty of Sociology presented her report 'The Russian Volunteer Movement, Its Actors and Environment' at the Tenth National Conference on Voluntary work.