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The final of the Sixth Russian-European research papers competition for graduate and postgraduate students in social sciences and humanities

November 28, 2019

Centre for German and European Studies

The final of the Sixth Russian-European research papers competition for graduate and postgraduate students in social sciences and humanities was held yesterday at the Centre for German and European Studies of St. Petersburg University.

During the final, 6 articles by Russian and European researchers were presented by their authors: Valeria Stefania Caras, University of Helsinki, Anna Dupak, St. Petersburg University (MA 'Studies in European Societies'), Gabriela Radulescu, University of Iceland, Aleksandr Rusanov, Moscow State University, Irina Zamishchak, NRU Higher School of Economics, and Aytac Yurukcu, Hacettepe University.

The finalists answered questions of the jury, representing the CGES, the Faculty of Sociology of St. Petersburg University, and Bielefeld University. Following a lively discussion, Gabriela Radulescu with the article ‘Soviet and Russian radio Astronomers in Communication with (Extra)terrestrial Intelligence', was named the winner of the competition.

Gabriela receives a grant to conduct empirical research in Russia. The results will be published in the CGES Working Papers series in 2020.

Also, the jury highlighted two papers ‘Digital self-tracking in healthcare practices of students from Russia and Europe’ by Anna Dupak and ‘The Breach of University Autonomy as a ‘Critical Juncture’: Career Strategies of the Scholars from the European Humanitarian University (EHU)’ by Irina Zamishchak. They will get financial support to conduct research in Europe.

Today, all the finalists participate in the workshop on international papers writing, held by Dr. Verena Molitor, Bielefeld University.

More information about the Sixth Russian-European research papers competition is available here

In spring 2020, the competition will be announced again. Looking forward to your applications!