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‘Projects Will Bring Research Teams Together’

‘Projects Will Bring Research Teams Together’
A number of new projects will form the basis of the educational and scholarly activity at HSE’s School of Philology. These projects will allow the School to expand its scholarly breadth, consolidate its active research teams, and engage new colleagues in collaboration. HSE News Service spoke with School Head Evgeny Kazartsev about the new projects, their anticipated outcomes, and what changes will need to be made in order to bring them to fruition.

The Earliest Cat on the Northern Silk Road

Cat in the modern village next to Dzhankent
HSE researchers Irina Arzhantseva and Heinrich Haerke from the Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology (Faculty of Humanities) have been involved in the discovery of the earliest domestic cat yet found in northern Eurasia. The presence of Dzhanik (as the archaeologists have begun to call the tomcat) implies that there was a reasonably large settlement with a sedentary population even 200 years before it was surrounded by big walls and was called a town.

'I Hope That I Will Be Able to Travel to Moscow to Be with My HSE Colleagues and Friends Soon'

Jonathan Calof
Jonathan Calof has been cooperating with HSE since 2009. In an interview with HSE News Service he talks about how his involvement with HSE began, what projects he has been part of, and how he has organized his online work during the recent lockdown.

How HSE University Is Developing Distance Learning

How HSE University Is Developing Distance Learning
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HSE University, as well as other universities around the world, has had to  quickly transition to online learning. How have students and instructors adapted to distance learning? What are the challenges that the university has faced?  How have assessment mechanisms changed?  HSE administrators and instructors answer these questions for the HSE News Service.

Researching Innovations in Rapidly Growing Cities

Sabyasachi Tripathi, postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, talks about researching urbanization and innovation in Russia in an interview to the HSE Look.

Studying Cultural History of Ethnic Minorities in the USSR

Isabelle R. Kaplan, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, talks about her research on non-Slavic minorities in the Soviet Union in an interview to the HSE Look.

University ‘at Home’

ILLUSTRATION: ICONS8 VECTOR CREATOR
Since March 17, 2020, HSE students and staff have been working and studying remotely. To survive this period with the least losses, and even with some gains, the HSE staff offers several recommendations for organising online delivery of knowledge.

The HSE Look April issue

The HSE Look April issue
The second issue of 2020 presents two interviews on history and innovation and our advice on working remotely.

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

Life, Teaching, and Scholarship in Quarantine

Life, Teaching, and Scholarship in Quarantine
Arnab Roy Chowdhury, Assistant Professor at the School of Sociology, reflects on changes in life and teaching due to lockdown.