The Opening Ceremony for the BRICS Network University Summer School “BRICS and Sustainable Development”
has been hosted by HSE on June 28th, 2021.
Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov has marked the importance of the BRICS block in the changing and challenging world in his opening ceremony speech. The Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs Sergey Karaganov also underlined the importance of making connections and sharing the ideas on the Sustainable Development Goals solution. The Head of the International Cooperation Office of the HSE and curator of the BRICS NU in HSE Marina Batalina welcomed all the guests and wished a fruitful week to everyone.
Finally, the member of the ITG in Economics and organizer of the I BRICS NU Winter School (2019), professor of Economics Bruno De Conti congratulated both participants and organizers on the continuation of the School despite the pandemic and shared his hope to make the School for young BRICS researchers a tradition.
On the first day students listened to the lectures by the ordinary professor, scientific director of the Department of World Economy Leonid Grigoryev. He shared his thoughts on the Russia and Sustainable Development, and Sustainable Development Goals in the World and BRICS after Pandemic and Recession 2020-2021.
By the end of the day participants met each other in the working group to discuss the project plan that they will present by the end of the School. During the School, students from 10 countries will listen to the lectures of leading experts from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
[II Summer/Winter School 2021 is organized by the International Thematic Group in Economics of the BRICS NU. HSE became a member of the BRICS Network University as a chair of the International Thematic Group in Economics in 2016 and since that time has developed the work of the group in different dimensions.]