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National Research University – Higher School of Economics
INTRODUCING
HSE ST. PETERSBURG
06 Dec. 2014
Professor Christopher Gerry
Introduction
http://ru.linkedin.com/in/cjgerry
• Professor of Public Policy (Health Economics)
• Academic Director of HSE School of Social Sciences
and Humanities
– From September 2014
– Internationalization and Quality Assurance
• Previously: University College London (UCL)
– 5th in latest QS international rankings (2014)
– An ‘internationalized’ university
– With active involvement in BRICS
Overview
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Background: Development Strategy
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Research and Education Priorities
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Internationalisation and the BRICS
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Health Studies: Developing research area
HSE St. Petersburg: Model of Development
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Scale
Middle-sized research, education, innovation university
Product
Diversity
Humanities, Social Science, Economics and Management, Applied
Maths and IT
Interdisciplinary
Urban Studies, Diversity & Tolerance, Digital SS&H; Comparative
& International studies
International Internationalisation: Hub for HSE
Stakeholders Civil Society, private and public sectors
Key resources City; attraction and development of talent
HSE St. Petersburg: Centres of Research Excellence
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URBAN
DEVELOPMENT
Spatial economics: cities — regions —
international trade
Strategic and International
Management
Modernization, social change and
research of values
DIGITAL SOCIETY
Network Analysis/Social Networks
Digital Social Research and Digital
Humanities
Youth
DIVERSITY AND
TOLERANCE
Migration and Mobility
Health Studies
Nationalism — Religion — Empires
Education: Strategic Priorities
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Education Model
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Major-Minor;
Minors reflect areas of research excellence;
Implementation of MOOCs;
Tutors;
Internationalization
in Education
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QAE;
Courses in English;
International Accreditation and Expertise;
Study Abroad;
Development of
Applied Skills
• Professional development certificate programmes;
• Career relevance
Cross-cultural skills
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Study abroad/internship abroad;
Minor in Regional Studies;
Research projects in order to obtain cross-cultural
skills.
Learning and Teaching at HSE
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Education Unit
School of Social Sciences and
Humanities
887 Students
Dpt. of Sociology
Dpt. of Political Science
Dpt. of Public Administration
Dpt. Of History
Dpt. of Asian and African
Studies
Dpt. of Foreign Languages
Faculty of Law
550 Students
Chair of Theory and History
of State and Law
School of Economics and
Management
1311 Students
Dpt. of Economics
Dpt. of Management
Chair of Constitutional and
Administrative Law
Dpt. of Finance
Chair of Financial Law
Dpt. Of Logistics and Supply
Chain Management
Chair of Civil Law
Dpt. of Applied Math and Business
Informatics
Bachelor Programmes
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Economics
Management
Logistics and
Supply-chain
Management
Public
Administration
Sociology
History
Asian and
African Studies
Philology
(2015)
Law
Political
Science
Master Programmes
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Marketing
Technologies
Experience
Economy (Event
& Cultural
Tourism)
Strategic
Management in
Logistics
Public
Administration
Management in
Education
Applied
Economics (Math
Methods, Spatial
Economics)
Applied History
Political Science
Finance
(Financial
Management,
Risk
Management)
Law
International
Strategy at HSE St. Petersburg
RNATIONALIZATION
1. Internationally recognized modern research university of
excellence
2. St. Petersburg as the international hub of HSE
3. Strategic Priority of ‘internationalization’
4. Existing partners and interactions (mobility and cooperation)
International
Strategy at HSE St. Petersburg
RNATIONALIZATION
1. International education in English language
– MA and BA programmes / modules
– Global perspectives, interdisciplinary, international themes
2. Quality Assurance and Enhancement
– More than just accreditation
– Internationally credible plan for QAE
– Commitment to research lead learning and teaching
International
Strategy at HSE St. Petersburg
RNATIONALIZATION
3. Student mobility
– Exchange arrangements
– Fee paying students attracted to excellence of programmes/modules
4. Joint/Double programmes
– International double degree programmes with leading global
universities
5. Phd collaboration
– Mobility of PhD students: globally
International
Strategy at HSE St. Petersburg
RNATIONALIZATION
1. HSE St. Petersburg as an international hub for global
BRICS studies
– Part of European HEA
– Close connections with top global universities in UK and US
2. Intra-BRICS mobility
– Students and staff moving within the network
– BA, MA and PhD
– Internships, projects, local impact, modules, short courses, doing stuff
International
Strategy at HSE St. Petersburg
RNATIONALIZATION
3. Associated partners of the BRICS network (BRICS +)
– The BRICS network isn’t an alternative university grouping
– It’s the centre, in which European and North American universities
have a stake
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An international BRICS Masters Degree?
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‘Erasmus Mundus’ style MA programme
Placing the BRICS network on the international stage
Internships / Projects (doing stuff)
Global mobility and citizenship
BRICS foundation plus themes/pathways?
Building on the start (http://Center-brics.urfu.ru)
New/Developing Research Area
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GLOBAL HEALTH
STUDIES
HSE HEALTH: CURRENT STATUS
Pure
Sciences
Limited Social
Science
Low
priority
‘sector’
Health
in Russia
Also at
HSE
Now to
catch-up
GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Health Economics, health
psychology, sociology of
health, politics of health,
epidemiology all booming
areas in Western Europe, US
and elsewhere
Practitioners in these areas
increasingly working together
with medics, policy makers,
other experts
Universities increasingly
recognising ‘Global Health’ as
one of, if not the, key
multidisciplinary challenge of
the 21st century
‘Health’ as rapidly growing
field of international
multidisciplinary research
GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
• The reasons are obvious without looking too far from here.
Cardiovascular
disease
External & violent
causes
A very distinctive BRIC(S) story more generally
Projected foregone income due to early mortality from
heart disease, stroke and diabetes, 2005–2015
Ref: WHO. Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment (2005).
HSE HEALTH: LONG TERM GOALS
• To become an international centre for global health
research and education (why not in Russia?)
• Placing health and well-being at the core of interand multi-disciplinary studies at HSE St Petersburg
• Addressing global, national and local health
challenges through research and education
• Through international and multi-sectoral partnerships
• Being policy and practically relevant.
HSE HEALTH: Areas
• Education: Introduce health within existing modules
and across different departments and schools
• Research: Build a multidisciplinary centre of health
research, with international multi-sectoral partners
• Impact: Inform development of policy and practice in
the public and private sectors
HSE HEALTH: Disciplines
Economics
Sociology
Psychology
Epidemiology
Demography
Political
Science
Public
Administration
HSE HEALTH: 4 research areas for new centre
1. Health Behaviours and interventions
– Smoking, alcohol, obesity, drugs, STI, HIV
2. The mental health burden and suicide
– Mental health represents a growing disease burden
– Suicide biggest cause of mortality among males 18-24
3. Comparative Health Reform
– Russia, US, UK, Brazil, China, India, South Korea, South
Africa all have or are undertaking major health reforms
4. Health inequalities
– Access to and pathways through the health care system
– Cultural interaction with the health system
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HSE St. Petersburg has ambitious plan for development
Including to become hub for internationalisation of HSE
in Russia
A natural academic and geographical home for BRICS
research and studies
BRICS cooperation in education and thematic research
programmes has great potential
Outward looking, spanning multiple disciplines and
areas
Including health!
WHY ST.PETERSBURG?
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