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.

Research Productivity Assessment at HSE

The HSE Academic Council approved a new regulation on Research Productivity Assessment (RPA) at its November session. Dmitry Dagaev, Deputy Vice Rector and Associate Professor of the HSE Department of Higher Mathematics, who is responsible for coordinating evaluations of research activities, talked with The HSE Look about the role of RPA at our university and the changes that will be introduced in 2018.

HSE is Announcing Project Competition for Launching International Laboratories

National Research University Higher School of Economics is announcing Project Competition for Launching International Laboratories in the period from April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020 

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!

Seminar on Teaching at HSE

Seminar on Teaching at HSE
On November, 22 International Faculty Support Unit has organized a peer-to peer workshop for international faculty members on teaching at HSE. The seminar enabled newcomers to get acquainted with specifics of the teaching process at HSE, and their more experienced colleagues had an opportunity to share their experience.

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.