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Annual Symposium of the Association of German and Russian Economists ‘Innovation: the Way towards Continued Growth? German-Russian Experience Exchange’

The annual symposium of the Association of German and Russian Economists (dialog e.V.), which is open to all who are interested, will take place in Moscow on May 23-25. The dialog e.V. Association has held the symposium for 15 years in a row and is in its own way a platform for creating and developing the Russian-German contact network in the fields of economics, politics, management and education.

HSE Launches New Informational Newsletter ‘Higher Education in Russia and Beyond’

On May 21, 2014, the Higher School of Economics published the first issue of a new informational newsletter – ‘Higher Education in Russia and Beyond’ (HERB), which aims to present current Russian, Central Asian and Eastern European educational trends to the international higher education research community.

Parents' Status Determines Children's Future

Parental social and occupational status plays a significant role in children's career success. This is mainly due to the help that children get from their parents in pursuing opportunities to become highly paid professionals in Russia, argues Alexey Bessudnov, Research Fellow at the HSE's Centre for Advanced Studies.

Countries Coming Together and Standing against the Dictates of Investors

States are forming alliances to stand against the dictates of international capital and also to successfully attract this capital to their markets, argues the head of HSE’s Department of International Affairs, Maxim Bratersky, in his report 'Political Functions of Regional Trade Agreements'.

In pursuing research achievements, universities should not forget about their students

On May 15-17, the 2nd SERU Consortium (Student experience in the research university) conference took place at the HSE. It was devoted to problems concerning the educational milieu of contemporary research universities.

Nizhny Novgorod Hosts World Experts in Computer Science

The Summer School on Operational Research and Applications, which took place as part of the International Conference on Network Analysis, ended on May 18 at HSE’s campus in Nizhny Novgorod.

HSE Hosts Korean Language Olympiad

With the support of the Korean Fund, HSE’s School of Asian Studies held the Third All-Russian Student Olympiad for the Korean Language on May 12-13. This year, the Olympiad saw the participation of 29 students from 20 Russian universities in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Far East. Kseniya Andryuschenko, who was one of two students representing the Higher School of Economics’ School of Asian Studies, took third place at the competition.

Orphans Need Professional Mums and Dads

Russia faces a situation where orphans, rather than potential adoptive parents, have to go through a selection process. To change this, adoptive families should become professional, while orphanages need to be downsized and open to the community, says Svetlana Biryukova, Research Fellow of the Centre for Studies of Income and Living Standards.

No 'Culture of Poverty' in Russia Yet

Despite the wide income gap between the rich and poor in Russia, their basic values and attitudes are not dissimilar. However, there are indications of an impending rift, says Svetlana Mareeva, Associate Professor of the HSE's Sub-department of Socio-Economic Systems and Social Policy, based on her findings from a survey of poor Russians.

Russians Use Various Strategies Online

Russians are increasingly using online communication for professional and business reasons in addition to personal ones. They are exploring advanced solutions and strategies to access, process, and share information on the web, according to a study by the HSE's Laboratory for Studies in Business Communications.