The HSE Look - December 2017

It is no wonder that the end-of-the-year issue of The HSE Look at a research university is about research. In the December issue we give an overview of the Research Productivity Assessment monitoring through an interview with Dmitriy Dagaev. The issue also focuses on the introduction of postdoctoral fellows who have joined the university’s laboratories and centres this academic year, and presents useful personal insights by Tim Jaekel in the column “Discovering HSE and Russia”.

Discovering HSE and Russia: Winter is Coming

In addition to interviews with international faculty, The HSE Look is launching a new feature – a column about their life in Russia, what they discover in different cities, and interesting venues at HSE and beyond. If you have an interesting experience to share, please contact us at In this issue, we present a column by Tim Jaekel.

Welcome Aboard: Post-Doc Introductions

Every year, HSE hires post-doctoral researchers from all over the world. And in 2017-18, more than 30 of them started work at laboratories and research centres in a large range of fields and specializations. The HSE Lookis pleased to introduce this year’s international researchers, so that you can learn more about your colleagues and find out about opportunities for potential collaboration.

HSE Business Mobile Phone Numbers to be Available at HSE bpm

The phone numbers assigned to HSE staff for business purposes will be available automatically on their personal profiles at HSE bpm. The numbers will be visible to all HSE staff and will make searching required contact information faster and easier.

New HSE Mailouts = Less Junk Mail!

Internal mailouts are an effective way of informing HSE staff about what’s going on at the university. However, occasionally, useful emailing can turn into spam. Our IT specialists have come up with a solution!

The Great HSE Festivities: What Is There to Look Forward to?

The Great HSE Festivities: What Is There to Look Forward to?
We’ve been extremely busy celebrating our anti-versary: we’ve published books, been for a run in the park, masterminded special projects and organized conferences. But that was only the lead-up to the main event: the Great Festivities week - the culmination of all our celebratory efforts.

Golden HSE Award Ceremony

Golden HSE Award Ceremony
This year, the Golden HSE Award features a few new elements. We’ve found a new place for the celebration and altered the voting procedure. Furthermore, the highest-ever number of nominations for the award were received in 2017. Also, so that you won’t get exhausted by the citations of all nominations after the week’s anniversary events, we have prepared several surprises to light up the evening.

Dead Electronics Days are Taking Place at HSE

Dead Electronics Days are Taking Place at HSE
Through November 18, HSE students and staff can bring all sorts of electronic waste, from headphones to mixers and irons, to be recycled. The event is traditionally organized by Green HSE, a student organization.

Discovering HSE and Russia. Excursions for the Active Spectator: A Short Guide to Moscow’s Museums

In addition to interviews with international faculty members The HSE Look launches a new format – a column on how they discover different cities and interesting venues in university and beyond. If you have an interesting experience to share, please, contact us at We present the column by Angelina Lucento, School of History (Department of Art History).

Welcome Aboard: Tenure-Track Introductions

Every year The HSE Look continues its tradition of welcoming newly recruited international faculty via short summaries about their positions and research interests. In the 34th issue we introduce the tenure-track faculty members, and in November you can learn more about post-doctoral researchers who are starting their work at HSE this fall.