Decisions relating to student dropout often resemble a trial with students as defendants and teachers as prosecutors and judges. This approach can create barriers between students and staff and raise the issue of the university's mission, according to Ivan Gruzdev, Evgeny Terentiev and Elena Gorbunova of the HSE’s Internal Monitoring Center.
July 31, 2015
Higher education cuts the risk of poverty by more than half, according to Alina Pishnyak and Daria Popova, leading researchers at the HSE Centre for Studies of Income and Living Standards. Their findings reveal that the household incomes of families where all adults are university-educated stand at 20% above the average, and conversely, in families where none of the adults hold a degree, living standards tend to be below average by a quarter.
July 29, 2015
Abusive parents, internet and TV violence, and social exclusion are all contributing to growing violence in schools, with verbal aggression being the most common type of aggressive behaviour among young people, according to Irina Sizova, Head of the Sociology Laboratory at the HSE Branch in Nizhny Novgorod.
July 08, 2015
university teachers, but not all, are involved in their school's affairs and
tend to take its failures personally and celebrate its successes as their own.
Some teachers are willing to work weekends, help their colleagues and engage in
various extracurricular activities, while others stick firmly to their job
descriptions and rarely agree to do anything not expressly stated in their
contract. According to Andrey Lovakov, Junior Research Fellow at the HSE
International Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic
Reforms, what makes a difference between the former and the latter is the level
of commitment to their institution determined by a number of factors.
April 02, 2015
In choosing a field for further studies, high school students are influenced by their peers, among other factors. For example, a high school student interested in technology among a class of peers who are not so good at physics may perceive it as a competitive advantage, increasing the likelihood of their choice of a technical field for a career, according to Andrey Zakharov, Deputy Head of the International Laboratory for Education Policy Analysis at the HSE's Graduate School of Education, and Elizaveta Chernenko, Research Fellow of the same laboratory.
February 27, 2015
State funding for education systems fails to take popular demand into account. About 10% of state-funded places are not in areas that interest school-leavers. There are too few options in the humanities, and too many in engineering, research carried out by the HSE’s Institute of Education, School of Mathematics, the Educational Center of Semantic Technology and Faculty of Economics.
February 03, 2015
Students who choose to pursue a master's or postgraduate degree are at a
distinct advantage over those who stop after receiving a bachelor's degree, and
can expect higher starting salaries and a wider career choice. Some students,
particularly those studying the humanities, medicine, and natural sciences, are
more likely to pursue further studies beyond the undergraduate programme,
observes Yana Roschina, senior research fellow at the HSE's Laboratory of
Economics and Social Research, in her report 'Factors Influencing Russian
Students' Educational and Employment Plans'
December 05, 2014
Universities decline not only due to a lack of money, enrollment of weak students, lack of ties with professional communities, and brain drain. Conservatism of their administration, lecturers and scholars is also an obstacle to the life-saving ‘reset’ of universities, Isak Froumin, Academic Supervisor of the HSE Institute of Education, and Mikhail Lisyutkin, Junior Research Fellow at this Institute, say in their paper ‘The Phenomenon of Degrading Universities in Russia. Stating the Problem’
November 26, 2014
among science laboratories often goes hand in hand with mutual assistance,
allowing them to maximise their limited resources, such as expertise, grants,
equipment, and supplies. Anna Artyushina, postgratuate student at the HSE,
studied the trends in laboratory cooperation trends in the biotechnology field – one
of the most competitive areas of science
November 11, 2014
activities continue to be popular among Russian youngsters, and most school
students attend after-school clubs and classes, including those offered by
their own school. Youngsters who are not involved in any after-school
activities explain it by not having enough time or not having access to
out-of-school programmes which are either non-existent in their community or out
of their price range. These are some of the findings of a study by Daniil
Alexandrov, Head of the HSE's Research Laboratory of Sociology in Education and
Science (St. Petersburg), and Valeria Ivaniushina, Senior Research Fellow of
the same Laboratory
October 17, 2014
Integrating Russia’s academic community into the
larger international community, internationalizing Russian academic journals,
and improving the quality of publications and research – these are the ultimate
priorities of a new project the HSE is participating in called the Russian Science Citation
Index. The project is being carried out on Web of Science, a leading global
search engine for academic publications. By the end of next year, a national database
is to be created that comprises the best Russian journals and publications from
the last ten years. The database will undoubtedly become a part of the
international publication space
October 16, 2014
and regional maternity benefits such as 'maternal capital', larger child allowances,
and other measures introduced since 2007 to improve the country's demography
have led to more births, but have not yet contributed to effective fertility
rates in Russia. A paper by Sergey Zakharov and Thomas Freyka in the HSE's new Demographic Review journal examines
Russia's reproductive trends over the past half-century in an attempt to make
projections concerning the future effects of the country's demographic
September 25, 2014