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UNESCO Chair on Future Studies Opens at HSE University

UNESCO Chair on Future Studies Opens at HSE University
In 2022, a HSE University department joined the ranks of UNESCO Futures Literacy Chairs. This builds on the work of the ISSEK International Research and Educational Foresight Centre, and the activity of the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Centre. Professor Alexander Sokolov, head of the new department, Director of the International Research and Educational Foresight Centre, and Deputy Director of HSE ISSEK, spoke about the establishment, aims and objectives of the UNESCO Chair on Future Studies.

The 9th Summer Neurolinguistics School was held at the Center for Language and Brain

The 9th Summer Neurolinguistics School was held at the Center for Language and Brain
From June 27 to 28, 2022, a Summer Neurolinguistic School was held, which is being held for the ninth time by the Center for Language and Brain of the Higher School of Economics. This year's topic was "Experimental studies of ethnic languages of Russia".

Economic Crises Affect People’s Attitudes to Inequality

Economic Crises Affect People’s Attitudes to Inequality
Inequality based on income, geography, gender, age, class and religion widens social gaps both within and between countries. During the XXIII Yasin (April) International Conference, experts discussed which dimensions of inequality have become especially important in the wake of the pandemic and the evolving economic crisis, and also examined how much more women work than men.

Salt Eats Ice: Researchers Name the Reasons Behind Underwater Permafrost Vulnerability

Salt Eats Ice: Researchers Name the Reasons Behind Underwater Permafrost Vulnerability
A team of researchers has studied ice-containing sediment on the East Siberian Arctic Shelf. The researchers proved that the melting of underwater permafrost is caused not only by the warming of sea water, but also by migrations of its salt ions (mostly NaCl). The HSE News Service reports on this and other studies conducted by the HSE Institute of Ecology.

Training video "Basic Introduction to RLMS-HSE"

RLMS
The RLMS-HSE team in partnership with the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center continues the series of training videos on working with monitoring data. The new introductory video covers most of the frequently asked questions. It will help to understand the main questions regarding the survey sample, navigate the structure of the questionnaires and the structure of data files. The video examines the main identifiers and constructed variables and draws the special attention of users to missing values.

Training Video "Basic Introduction to RLMS-HSE"

Training Video "Basic Introduction to RLMS-HSE"
The RLMS-HSE team in partnership with the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center continues the series of training videos on working with monitoring data. The new introductory video covers most of the frequently asked questions. It will help to understand the main questions regarding the survey sample, navigate the structure of the questionnaires and the structure of data files. The video examines the main identifiers and constructed variables and draws the special attention of users to missing values.

Experts on the Consequences of COVID-19: The Pandemic Gives Impetus to Science and Technology

Experts on the Consequences of COVID-19: The Pandemic Gives Impetus to Science and Technology
TheHuman Capital Multidisciplinary Research Centre and HSE University, in cooperation with the World Bank, held the conference ‘New Challenges of Demographic, Epidemiological and Medical-Technological Development: Search for New Models of Healthcare Development.’ The participants discussed whether the healthcare system was prepared to face the pandemic, how the latter affected lifespans and excess mortality rates, whether we can trust statistics, and what we should do to see ‘the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel.’     

The International Conference `New Challenges of Demographic, Epidemiological and Medical-Technological Development: Search for New Models of Healthcare Development`

The International Conference `New Challenges of Demographic, Epidemiological and Medical-Technological Development: Search for New Models of Healthcare Development`
On December 15, 2021 the International Conference organized by the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center and the National Research University Higher School of Economics in partnership with the World Bank was held

Seminar "Adopting Telework: The causal impact of working from home on subjective wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown"

IOS-IZA-HSE University International Labor Seminar was held on November 30, 2021.

Demography and Social Policy: First Readings in Memory of A.G. Vishnevsky Held at HSE University

Demography and Social Policy: First Readings in Memory of A.G. Vishnevsky Held at HSE University
The Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center, together with the Vishnevsky Institute of Demography and the International Laboratory for Population and Health, organized the first demographic readings in memory of HSE University Professor Anatoly Vishnevsky, the first director of the Institute. The experts in attendance discussed a wide range of topics, including family policy, how to improve the conditions of low-income people, and how to correct market and employment setbacks.
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