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New Issue of HERB Journal

The 18th issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB) journal is available online. HERB is a quarterly informational journal published by HSE University since 2014 in cooperation with Boston College Center of International Higher Education. The current issue explores the issue of academic inbreeding.

Fewer than Half of the Countries Provide Tuition-free Pre-primary Education

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center have found that 45% of countries, with only 15% of low-income countries, provide tuition-free pre-primary education. The results of the study will be published in the December 2018 issue of International Organisations Research Journal.

HSE St Petersburg and the State Hermitage Museum Sign a Cooperation Agreement

On December 18, Sergey Kadochnikov, Director of HSE University – St Petersburg, and Georgy Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage Museum, signed an agreement on cooperation between the university and the museum in the education and research.

Study Finds GABA Cells Help Fight Alcoholism

Study Finds GABA Cells Help Fight Alcoholism
Scientists of the Higher School of Economics, Indiana University, and École normale supérieure clarified how alcohol influences the dopamine and inhibitory cells in the midbrain that are involved in the reward system and the formation of dependency on addictive drugs. The results of the study were published in the article ‘Dynamical ventral tegmental area circuit mechanisms of alcohol-dependent dopamine release’. 

Post-Doctoral Fellow Discusses Research on Soviet-Era Citizenship and Language Policy

Dr Anna Whittington is currently a Research Fellow at The International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences through the end of August 2019. She recently spoke with the HSE News Service about her work on changes in Soviet-era language policy, her thoughts on life in Moscow and how the city has changed, and much more.

Aftermath of Armed Conflicts for Civilians: A Human Rights Perspective

Maria Sole Continiello Neri, Research Fellow at the Centre of Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, shared how her academic work is related to current challenges in human rights protection, and how close collaboration with colleagues on teaching helps to build research connections.

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Natalia Lyskova is spending her 2nd year as a postdoc at HSE Faculty of Physics working in a Joint Department of Space Physics with the Space Research Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences. The HSE Look talked to her about the ongoing research and upcoming plans.

International Experts Speaks on Technology Assessment

Where and how nuclear waste should be buried? What ethical principles should govern autonomous cars? These and similar questions all fall in the realm of technology assessment – an area of knowledge that appeared in the 1950s and has since gained significant prominence. On December 5, Dr Armin Grunwald from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology came to HSE to give a talk on this topical issue.

Number of Dementia Sufferers Worldwide Grew by 117% in 26 Years

An international group of collaborating scientists that includes HSE Professor Vasily Vlasov has analyzed data from 195 countries on the spread of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia between 1990 and 2016. The results have been published in the journal The Lancet Neurology.

Studying Changing Cultural and Socio-economic Contexts on the Post-Soviet Space

Based at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences of Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, Dr. Klaus Boehnke serves as the co-head of the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research at HSE. He recently delivered a talk entitled ‘Adolescent Annihilation Fears and Lifetime Happiness: Insights from a Long-Term Longitudinal Study’. In an interview with HSE News Service, Dr. Klaus Boehnke described his professional activity at HSE and commented on HSE’s international research projects.