HSE's Nizhny Novgorod branch has hosted Belgian economist, professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, Jacques-Francois Thisse, and Academic Supervisor at HSE St Petersburg's Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics, who read his paper 'Urban development, regional differences and effective transport'. Professor Thisse is very well known and respected for his research in spatial economics, new economic geographies, international trade and market analysis.
On the 15th June the University of Bergamo held a grand closing ceremony for the international part of the Masters in Global Business. Since October 2014, 25 students from HSE Nizhny Novgorod, the Johannes Kepler University and the University of Bergamo have been studying and travelling together to courses at each of the three universities, learning about the cultural differences and particular ways of doing business in Russia, Austria and Italy.
Professor and Students from Utah Share Thoughts on Peace, Justice, Academic Cooperation and Much Else
On May 20, 2015, Dr Michael Minch, Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University, gave an open lecture at HSE Nizhny Novgorod.
In the middle of spring, battery collection boxes were placed in all buildings at HSE Nizhny Novgorod thanks to the initiative of HSE students. Over 50 kilograms of used batteries were collected. It is well-known that the heavy metals in one discarded AA battery can pollute about 20 square meters of land. Thus the campaign ‘The Battle of Batteries’ helped to save a forest area the size of 40 sports stadiums.
HSE Nizhny Novgorod held a meeting with one of the most important figures on the Austrian literary scene of the last third of the C20th, winner of the Austrian Prize for Literature 1991, and the Franz Kafka prize 1993 —- Peter Rosei.
Master's students in the Political Linguistics programme presented papers at a joint Russian-American seminar. Anastasia Alekseyeva and Ekaterina Guskova presented their research on how adults resist difficulties.
Anastasia Senchenko, a 2nd-year student at the Faculty of Humanities at HSE campus in Nizhny Novgorod, is spending her third month studying at the University of Tartu, Estonia, as part of a student exchange programme. Tatiana Krasilnikova, a 1st-year student of Philology, talked to her about Tartu, philology, and other aspects of life in Estonia.