The HSE Look July Issue

The third issue of 2020 presents three interviews on tenure track stories and our commentary on a new format of the April conference.

The HSE Look July Issue

Summer is a very special time at HSE University: June is a busy time for exams; July is when matriculation ceremony takes place; and in August everyone is getting ready for autumn studies. Even the coronavirus crisis couldn’t break this cycle, though it has reshaped significantly how universities operate.

HSE University is believed to be the most innovative and daring university in Russian for this reason. In the face of such unprecedented challenges and demands, it has managed to redesign routines to continue developing and planning for the future.

For this issue, The HSE Look has talked to tenured professors from three different faculties: Professor Olga Baysha, Faculty of Communication Media and Design; Professor Udara Peiris of the International College of Economics and Finance, and Professor Anton Suvorov from the Faculty of Economic Sciences. They speak about their research and share advice to tenure-track academic staff.

In addition, we could not overlook the XXI April Conference. Our most important international academic event was held online this year, relying on a distributed format. Ivan Prostakov, Vice Rector for International Affairs, has shared his comments on how this decision was made and whether it proved to be successful.