Visit of China Statisticians' Delegation to HSE
On November 15, 2016, the Faculty of Economic Sciences at HSE received a delegation from China's National Bureau of Statistics. At the business meeting, HSE was represented by professors from the Department of Statistics and Data Analysis: the head of department, V.S. Mkhitaryan; the head of the International Institute for Statistical Education, Ponomarenko A.N.; the academic director of the educational program "Economics and Statistics,” Sirotin V.P.; and professors from the department, Arkhipova M.Yu. and Kuchmaeva O.V.
The Chinese delegation, headed by Yuyfey Howe, included 24 employees from the central and regional offices of the PRC National Bureau of Statistics.
At the meeting, which lasted more than two hours and took place in an atmosphere of friendship, cooperation and mutual interest, the participants discussed issues of statistical education in Russia and the People's Republic of China. Both sides agreed to continue cooperation and development.
The Chinese side noted that the training of statisticians involved 394 Chinese universities and an annual output of approximately 44.5 thousand people, and much attention in the learning process is paid to research and international cooperation. About 80% of graduates go into the analytical division of companies and private businesses. Employees of the central and regional offices of the National Bureau of Statistics regularly undergo training and certification.
In turn, the hosts of the meeting informed the guests about the pecularities of the bachelor’s degree program "Economics and Statistics,” the research activities of the International Statistical Institute of Education to improve the skills of statisticians, and the close interaction between faculty and the department and the Academic Council of the educational program with the Russian State Statistics Service.
Guests were satisfied with the visit and expressed, through the coordinators, that satisfaction with a thank-you letter addressed to the Rector of HSE, Yaroslav Kuzminov.