The Higher School of Economics Proposes Measures to Unlock the Potential of Science in Russian Universities
Speaking at the Professor’s Forum on February 7, Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, noted that science in Russia, especially in Russian universities, is underfunded, and suggested several steps to support Russian researchers and help them reach their full potential.
During the New Year holidays, the first international conference on ‘Topological Methods in Dynamics and Related Topics’ was held at HSE. The event was organised by the Department of Fundamental Mathematics of the Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science (HSE Nizhny Novgorod).
On November 28th-30th, HSE Nizhny Novgorod hosted the 3rd Winter School of Data Analytics (DA 2018). Over the last three years, this school has become a significant event in the history of data culture at the HSE campus in Nizhny Novgorod.
HSE researchers conducted intraoperative language mapping during brain tumor removal surgery in Nizhny Novgorod. HSE students of Fundamental and Applied Linguistics, together with interns from Brazil, had the opportunity to attend the surgery.
The final of the Russian-language moot court competition at the International Criminal Court (ICC) took place in The Hague. According to the results of the Russia-wide competition, which was held in April in Moscow, teams from Moscow State University and HSE’s campuses in Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow were selected to participate in the finals in the Netherlands.
Valery Zusman, Director of the Higher School of Economics – Nizhny Novgorod delivered a lecture at Vienna Diplomatic Academy
In May, Valery Zusman, Director of the Higher School of Economics – Nizhny Novgorod, delivered a lecture “Europe - Asia - Eurasia?” at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. The lecture discussed the ideas of Nicolai Trubetzkoy and Dmitry Likhachev, the scholars’ understanding of Eurasia and Scandoslavia being under scrutiny.
Researchers at HSE’s Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA) and the Yandex School of Data Analysis have significantly reduced the cost of CERN’s future SHiP detector. The detector will search for particles responsible for still unexplained phenomena in the Universe. With use of modern machine learning methods, LAMBDA and Yandex scientists came up with very effective configuration of magnets which protect the detector from background particles. As a result, the cost of the entire structure was reduced by 25%.
From June 22 – 24, 2017, the 4th international conference in econometrics ‘Modern Econometric Tools and Applications’ took place at HSE in Nizhny Novgorod. Andrey Maximov, Professor, Head of theDepartment of Economic Theory and Econometrics and chair of the conference organizing committee, shared a brief overview of what the event achieved.
Joint Lecture of Dr. Bernard Vogl and HSE Senior Lecturer Irina Kvostova on European and Russian Monetary Policies
The joint lecture of Dr. Bernard Vogl, Hochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied (Germany) and senior lecturer Irina Kvostova (HSE, Nizhny Novgorod) was held at Higher School of Economics – Nizhny Novgorod on June 1, 2017 within scholarly seminar 'Theoretical and empirical research in economics and finance'.