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The Health Care System Needs Resources

The government-set objectives for the health care system for the next three to five years barely conform tothe fiscal policy set for that period. In his report, ‘The Russian Health Care System: Problems and Prospects for Development’, Sergey Shishkin, Academic Supervisor of the HSE Institute for Health Economics, analysed the opportunities to meet these objectives in the context of the institutional changes taking place in that industry.

Reforms Undercut the Rights of Germany’s Unemployed

How to reform the labour market is one of the most discussed issues in Russian society. Germany introduced major labour market reforms in the 2000s and is one of the few countries that has achieved significant results in doing so. Here are some findings made by researcher Nina Vishnevskaya of the HSE Centre for Labour Studies.

Law Students Develop a Negative Perception of Their Profession

Most law students develop a negative perception of their own profession while at law school. Taking advantage of loopholes in the law, cheating on clients, and being mistrusted are just a few negative aspects of the legal profession which law students should be prepared to face. A study by Anton Kazun, researcher at the HSE International Centre for the Study of Institutions and Development.

A Good Idea, but What Happens after Graduation?

On January 20, 2014, the Agency of Strategic Initiatives and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation presented the ‘Global Education’ programme, which will allow Russian citizens to study in leading global universities’ postgraduate programmes at public expense. Irina Abankina, Director of the HSE Institute for Educational Studies, speculates on the future of the programme.

Government Approves Russia's Science and Technology Foresight 2030

A foresight document, developed by the Ministry of Education and Science with the HSE’s participation, defines the key science and technology (S&T) areas Russia needs to develop in order to boost the competitiveness of its economy.

Friends Are Important for Academic Success

Socializing with A-grade classmates can improve students’ academic performance. However, students tend to socialise with A-graders only to get help, while they prefer to make friends with those whose academic performance is similar to their own. This article by Diliara Valeeva, Oleg Poldin, and Maria Yudkevich was first published in the HSE's Journal of Educational Studies.

Lay Election Observers in Russia

Many Russians volunteering to observe the elections are middle-class professionals. They volunteer because they want elections to be fair and doubt the validity of previous voting results, finds a study by Yulia Skokova, Junior Researcher at the HSE Centre for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector.

Foresight-Russia No. 4 2013

The new Foresight-Russia magazine is published.

HSE's Top 13 Most Interesting Studies in Economics in 2013

Elite motorists pose a mortal threat to the public; Russians are blowing their chances of building good public institutions; social media can bury politicians; reasons why our society is morally unstable and why expensive medical equipment is available but unused – these were the HSE's 13 most interesting and relevant research projects in 2013, according to Opec.ru.

The Confrontation with Politics Will Be the Main Cultural Trend of 2014

On the threshold of a new year HSE experts are predicting what could be  the main trends in economics, the social and other spheres of life. What changes do we expect to see in the culture? This is what Alexander Archangelsky, HSE Tenured Professor, has to say.