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HSE University Announces New Project Competition for Launching International Laboratories

HSE University Announces New Project Competition for Launching International Laboratories
The number of international laboratories run in cooperation with leading international scholars is set to expand at HSE University. The competition aims to support the existing and create new research teams. Applications will be accepted from July 10 to August 31, 2020.

Russian Academy of Sciences Awards Gold Medal to HSE Professor of Geography and Geoinformation Technology

Russian Academy of Sciences Awards Gold Medal to HSE Professor of Geography and Geoinformation Technology
Professor Sergei Semenov, head of ‘Global Changes in the Natural Environment and Climate’ sector, was awarded the chief award of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the field of environmental change.

Authorship Proven by Mathematics

AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON, DIRECTED BY S. GERASIMOV, 1957
Marking Mikhail Sholokhov's 115th anniversary (1905-1984), linguists Boris Orekhov of the HSE and Natalya Velikanova of the Moscow State University confirmed his authorship of the epic novel about the Don Cossacks. The researchers were able to attribute the novel using the text distance measure proposed by John Burrows. Termed Burrows' Delta, it provides a simple and reliable method of attributing or confirming the authorship of various texts. 

COVID Downfall and the Fear of Returning to the Offices: Pandemic Impact on Russia and the World

COVID Downfall and the Fear of Returning to the Offices: Pandemic Impact on Russia and the World
In this, the fifth issue of our newsletter, HSE experts comment on the government’s 'Action plan for the business and citizens income recovery and economic growth', elaborate on the May outcomes of the OPEC+ deal and analyze how psychologically challenging it will be for Russian employees to go back to their offices.

HSE Wraps Up Its First April Conference to Be Held Online

HSE Wraps Up Its First April Conference to Be Held Online
As it entered its third decade of existence this year, HSE University’s annual April Conference experienced a first: it was held in an online distributed format. HSE News Service spoke with organizers and participants about the event.

Museums Learn to Cope with Quarantine

Museums Learn to Cope with Quarantine
Approximately six months before the introduction of restrictive measures, the Laboratory of Cultural Economics at the St. Petersburg campus of HSE began a study of how Russian and foreign museums conduct their online educational activities. The researchers released their initial findings in late January 2020, having managed to “take the temperature” of this market before the pandemic hit. Professor Valery Gordin and Research Associate Irina Sizova explain what it was like before the coronavirus crisis and how it will look afterwards.

Income, Poverty and Employment in the Age of COVID-19: Anti- and Post-crisis Social Protection Policies

Income, Poverty and Employment in the Age of COVID-19: Anti- and Post-crisis Social Protection Policies
Many countries discovered that their social support systems were unprepared to respond quickly to the coronavirus crisis and that emergency measures were needed to protect incomes and jobs. This was the message that experts of the HSE Institute for Social Policy, Financial Research Institute (FRI) and World Bank delivered at a joint seminar.

Neural Networks Can Now Make Personality Judgments Based on Our Photographs

Szondi portraits
Many people are able to recognize the personality traits of the person they are talking to by their facial features. Experts in non-verbal communication can do this even with a photograph. But is it possible to teach artificial intelligence to do the same?

MIEM TechnoShow: ‘The University’s Key Objective is to Inspire Students to Create Something New’

AR-Navigation in the Building, Pavel Samoylenko’s project
With five hours of networking, 22 ‘video guest halls’, and over 800 visitors from 16 countries, this year’s MIEM TechnoShow was a spectacular online exhibition. Attendees could visit various ‘rooms’ to see the projects MIEM students had been working on this past academic year.

Children of Perestroika Turned out to Be Tougher than Children of the Sixties

‘The story behind one picture. We found the guys from a picture that was popular in the 1990s and learned about the paths their lives had taken’
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world have faced an unprecedented crisis. The cataclysm has impacted Russia as well. Who will better deal the hardships—experienced baby boomers, Gen Xers who survived the 1990s, or Gen Yers who have had an easy life?