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.
This is the fourth visit of students from Brigham Young University as part of the student mobility programme.
Guido Ferradini, Italian lawyer, Vice-President of the Italian Association of Labour Law Lawers (Associazione degli Avvocati Giuslavoristi Italiani), Partner at ‘Studio Legale Ferradini & Associati’ delivered a lecture on the reforms of Italian labour law at HSE Nizhny Novgorod.
In Nizhny Novgorod, battery collection boxes can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Today, thanks to the initiative shown by HSE students, there are four more boxes.
In his open lecture, Professor Guillermo Owen, one of the founders of contemporary game theory, gave an overview of and introduction to the theory, and discussed different problems arising in game theory with the audience, offering concrete examples. The lecture took place in English.