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HSE University Develops Science, Technology and Innovation Forecast for South Africa

HSE University Develops Science, Technology and Innovation Forecast for South Africa
On December 4, a forum on developments in science, technology and innovation (STI) was held in Pretoria, South Africa. There, a 10-year development plan was presented, based on an S&T forecast commissioned by the South African government and developed by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge.

‘I Did Not Have to Think Twice before Accepting the Offer to be Research Fellow at HSE University’

Francisco Cabrera
Francisco Cabrera, a Research Fellow in the Center for Institutional Studies (CINST) at HSE  is working under the supervision of Dr. Maria Yudkevich on projects on human capital accumulation using the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey - HSE. He is planning to stay in Moscow for one year at least.

Inane Things with a Taste of Freedom: Hollywood Movies during the Cold War

In 1945, the Soviet Army seized the film archive of the Third Reich, the so-called Reichfilmarchive, and brought it from Berlin to Moscow. The archive contained thousands of movies from various countries. Since then, the German, American, and a few European trophies circulated throughout the Soviet Union despite a lack of an effective distribution license. This copyright violation turned out to be a stumbling block in the relations between the USSR and the USA, while the early Cold War confrontation between the two superpowers added a political twist to the conflict. Both countries were now using cinematography as a weapon in their fight, trying to do as much harm to the opponent as possible. Kristina Tanis, a researcher from HSE University, investigates the battles between the two film industries.

Isolated, Vulnerable, and Apathetic: HIV and the Transgender Community in Russia

Isolated, Vulnerable, and Apathetic: HIV and the Transgender Community in Russia
Although HIV infection rates are high among the transgender community in Russia, many transgender people know very little about the virus, as well as their own health status. In Russia’s first study to examine transgender people as an at-risk social group for HIV transmission, demographers attribute these high infection rates to the community’s social stigmatization and isolation, as well as a lack of access to medical services. The study’s findings have been published in the HSE journal, Demographic Review.

Art of Research and Art on Research

Art of Research and Art on Research
Anatoly Kharkhurin joined HSE as an Associate Professor at the School of Psychology (Faculty of Social Sciences) in 2019, and combines research with creative pursuits in conceptual art.

Studying Political Corruption

Studying Political Corruption
Evgeny Sedashov joined the School of Politics and Governance (Faculty of Social Science) in September 2019, and he told The HSE Look about his work on corruption and on quantitative methods in Political Science.

What Theatre Can Tell Us about the Past

What Theatre Can Tell Us about the Past
What do we remember about Soviet theatre, what can historical documents tell us about it, and how do Soviet narratives impact life in contemporary theatres and beyond? At the Theatre and Time Conference, hosted by HSE University, participants discussed these questions and more.

‘In Mathematics, It May Be That We Don’t Discover Anything; We Just Make Things Up’

‘In Mathematics, It May Be That We Don’t Discover Anything; We Just Make Things Up’
In 2018, the HSE International Laboratory of Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms established a new school in Moscow called ‘Hodge Theory: Old and New’ to facilitate cutting-edge research by young and promising mathematicians.

‘Developing Asian and Area Studies is a Huge Priority for the Next Decade’

‘Developing Asian and Area Studies is a Huge Priority for the Next Decade’
Researchers and diplomats from 35 countries and eight Russian regional universities gathered at HSE University to discuss globalization in Asia and how it differs from what is taking place in Europe.

Swipe Left: What Teens Think about the Police, Government Officials, Parents and Teachers

Swipe Left: What Teens Think about the Police, Government Officials, Parents and Teachers
Government officials and the police are perceived as antiheroes, parents are more likely to be seen as positive characters, while classmates and teachers fall under the 'it's complicated' category. This is how high school students perceive members of significant social groups, according to a survey of 7,000 Russian school students aged 14 to 18.