HSE in the Media
June 7, 2017
Altruism is changing Western society
Altruism based on individual values is changing Western society. People in Western countries have seen a rise in individualism for quite some time, and this in turn helps to create generations of people with altruistic mindsets. Christian Welzel, Chief Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (HSE and Leuphana University of Lüneburg), teamed up with researchers from the University of Lausanne to conduct a study showing the connection between emancipative values and prosocial behaviour.
New York Post
June 7, 2017
The fibbers also were at higher risk of future alcoholism than their honest counterparts, the researchers at New York University and the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia found.
University World News
June 2, 2017
First ‘Monument to an Anonymous Peer Reviewer’
A Monument to an Anonymous Peer Reviewer – believed to be the world’s first – has been unveiled at top Russian institution the National Research University Higher School of Economics or HSE in Moscow.
May 26, 2017
Monument to peer review unveiled in Moscow
On 26 May, a good-humoured crowd of more than 100 people — including students, researchers and Russia’s deputy minister of education and science — gathered outside Moscow’s Higher School of Economics (HSE) to witness the unveiling of what is probably the world's first monument to peer review.
May 29, 2017
Monument celebrates an unlikely hero: the anonymous peer reviewer
HSE University unveils 1.5 tonne die stamped with phrases including “Major Changes” and “Reject” to highlight importance to research of peer review
May 17, 2017
HSE researchers uncover new brain mechanism that generates cognitive dissonance
A new study by HSE researchers has uncovered a new brain mechanism that generates cognitive dissonance - a mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs or values, or experiences difficulties in making decisions.
April 21, 2017
What else can fingers tell us?
According to HSE researchers, men with a high 2D:4D ratio (i.e. those whose index finger is longer than their ring finger) tend to be better educated. These findings have been published in Personality and Individual Differences.
April 5, 2017
Researchers offer novel method for calculating the benefits of renewable energy
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) have developed a novel system for assessing the potential of renewable energy resources. This method can assess the future exploitable technical potential of wind and solar PV energy, as well as their capacity to replace existing energy generation assets. Furthermore, it can forecast fossil fuel savings and facilitate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Their research has been published in journal Energy: "Wind and Solar PV Technical Potentials: Measurement Methodology and Assessments for Russia."
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