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Illustration for news: Nearly 2,000 Papers, 23 Nominations, and 165 Winners in 2020 Student Research Paper Competition

Nearly 2,000 Papers, 23 Nominations, and 165 Winners in 2020 Student Research Paper Competition

The annual awards ceremony of the Student Research Paper Competition (NIRS) was held on February 8, Russian Science Day. This year, 165 people received awards, including not only HSE students but also contestants from Saint Petersburg State University, Moscow State University, Far Eastern Federal University, Mount Holyoke College (USA), and other universities. Another 160 participants became laureates of the competition, with 1,924 papers submitted in total.

Illustration for news: HSE Science Battles Wrap Up Third Season

HSE Science Battles Wrap Up Third Season

What professions in Russia are considered ‘dirty’? Do computers have empathy? What happens when the brain incorrectly predicts how we feel? The answers to these and other questions were tackled at the final round of the HSE Science Battles, which was held online for the first time this year. Read on to find out which performance was rated highest by the audience and jury and why the Science Battles are a must-see for everyone.

Illustration for news: From Application to Grant: How HSE University Prepares Future Researchers

From Application to Grant: How HSE University Prepares Future Researchers

In the beginning of 2020, six student research projects received funding from the HSE Centre for Student Academic Development (CSAD). The projects had been selected in a competition in which participants presented their research plans and the expected outcomes. At a reporting online seminar in July, team leaders summarized their achievements over the six months and spoke about how their work has been impacted by the pandemic.

Illustration for news: Participants of Escapes from Modernity Online School Discuss Post-Coronavirus World

Participants of Escapes from Modernity Online School Discuss Post-Coronavirus World

Experts, participants and moderators gathered to share their predictions about the future of the humanity after the pandemic. What paradigm will replace anthropocentrism? What will happen to globalization, consumer civilization, and megalopolises? How will the virus impact policy and democracy and what will post-COVID ethics and anthropology look like?

Illustration for news: University-Wide Project Group Competition Kicks Off at HSE

University-Wide Project Group Competition Kicks Off at HSE

The deadline for applications is June 1

Illustration for news: Winners of Student Research Paper Competition Awarded at HSE

Winners of Student Research Paper Competition Awarded at HSE

On March 4, the winners of the Student Research Paper Competition received their awards at HSE University on 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard. 289 students and graduates from HSE and other universities were awarded.

Illustration for news: Popularizing the Humanities vs. the Natural Sciences

Popularizing the Humanities vs. the Natural Sciences

Hearing about research advances in medicine, biology, or physics in public discourse is a common occurrence. However, the question of whether scholarly activity in the social sciences and the humanities should be popularized has always been left unanswered. What are the features of communication between humanities and society and the media? Are different fields of knowledge popularized differently? Physicists, linguists, sociologists, science communicators, and journalists discussed this question on the eve of the Day of Russian Science at the Total Dictation Conference in Moscow.

Illustration for news: Radioactive Bananas and Noize MC at @Pavlova Science Festival

Radioactive Bananas and Noize MC at @Pavlova Science Festival

What can modern genetics do? Can a robot learn how to write poetry? How can big data be used to predict crime? The ubiquity of digital technology in our everyday lives and in sciencewas the main theme of a festival organized by HSE University at the Digital October platform.

Illustration for news: @Pavlova Science Festival: Photo Report

@Pavlova Science Festival: Photo Report

The festival featured lectures, Science Battles and Noize MC concert

Illustration for news: ‘You Can Earn a Living Doing What You Enjoy’

‘You Can Earn a Living Doing What You Enjoy’

Until October 15, students are invited to submit their papers to the Student Research Paper Competition. We talked to Ivan Gruzdev and Andrey Kozhanov about why academic careers are cool, and why one should participate in the competition.


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