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The HSE Develops Tool for E-commerce Price Tracking

The Higher School of Economics has developed an internet inflation index to measure fluctuations in online retail prices.

Informal Activism Changes Russian Society

Natural disasters and the election results have triggered rapid development of informal social activity in Russia. Experts revealed some new characteristics of Russian civil society in their research ‘Russian Neo-Political Activism: Sketching a Portrait of a Hero’.

Sociological Approaches to Urban Environmentalism and Compassion in Healthcare

HSE Assistant Professor of Sociology Ruben Flores, PhD talked to the HSE news portal about his presentations at the ASA and ESA sociology conferences this summer, about forthcoming sociology seminars at HSE and about why living in Moscow is interesting for sociologists.

There is a Growing Demand for Good Social Infrastructure

‘Private investment is ready to enter the social sphere – if supported by the state them,’ said Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE Rector, at ‘Russia Calling’, an investment forum organized by VTB Capital.

UNIDO has published the Competitive Industrial Performance Report, presented at HSE

On September 18 at Higher School of Economics, UNIDO's Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Report 2012/2013: The Industrial Competitiveness of Nations: Looking Back, Forging Ahead was presented. The HSE Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge organised the event.

Competition will Take Russian Universities to a New Level

The self-sufficient and closed academic environment in Russia is an obstacle to the appearance of world-class universities, argues Maria Yudkevich in her article presented at the 4th International Conference ‘University Traditions: a Resource or a Burden?’

University Rankings Should Serve as a Compass for Prospective Students

University rankings are clearly evolving from serving as a means of evaluating institutions of higher education to being a tool that impacts university management. Larisa Taradina spoke about university rankings at the 4th International Conference ‘University Traditions: A Resource or a Burden’.

The Railway Will Help Solve Traffic Congestion

The only way to expand road networks in Russian cities is to make use of railroad corridors, declared Konstantin Trofimenko, Director of the HSE Centre for Urban Transportation Studies, addressing the first in the Infrastructure of the Future series of seminars.

To Learn What Emotions Are and What They Do

On September 25, 2013, the HSE International Laboratory for Socio-cultural Research will conduct its regular seminar ‘Culture Matters’. Marcel Zeelenberg, Head of Department of Social Psychology and Seger Breugelmans PhD, Professors of the Tilburg University (the Netherlands), will speak on ‘Emotion and Decision Making: A Feeling is for Doing Approach’. They gave a special interview for the HSE news service.

There is no Development without Internet

Peter Major,one of the world's leading experts in the field of ‘Governing the Internet’ comes to Moscow on September, 24th to spend a few days for sharing his experience and views with the HSE teachers and students. He will deliver a lecture ‘Internet as a Key Element of Development’, a seminar ‘Internet Governance’ with a consultation session and a seminar ‘International Structures of Internet Governance: forum on internet governance, forum on IT’ with a master class ‘Internet Governance Mechanisms’.