1 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 3 1 Background: Development Strategy 2 Research and Education Priorities 3 Internationalisation and the BRICS 4 Health Studies: Developing research area HSE St. Petersburg: Model of Development 4 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 5 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 6 Education Model • • • • Major-Minor; Minors reflect areas of research excellence; Implementation of MOOCs; Tutors; Internationalization in Education • • • • QAE; Courses in English; International Accreditation and Expertise; Study Abroad; Development of Applied Skills • Professional development certificate programmes; • Career relevance Cross-cultural skills • • • Study abroad/internship abroad; Minor in Regional Studies; Research projects in order to obtain cross-cultural skills. Learning and Teaching at HSE 7 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 8 Economics Management Logistics and Supply-chain Management Public Administration Sociology History Asian and African Studies Philology (2015) Law Political Science Master Programmes 9 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 4. An international BRICS Masters Degree? – – – – – – ‘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 15 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 Conclusion 24 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?