As usual, our laboratory went on a field trip this summer. We continued our studies of small towns. Last year, we selected one of the most successfully developing cities in the Leningrad region. This time, we went to an industrial town whose town-forming enterprise ceased to exist not long ago. Using this town as an example, we decided to examine what happens to the town in the process of its de-industrialization, and how the local residents organize themselves to solve their problems.
Between the 8th and 11th of June, the International Conference on Computational Social Science was held in Helsinki. The conference was organized by the Aalto University.
The SELS staff and the Department of Sociology students have attended an international colloquium on scientometrics, which took place in Helsinki (Finland).
This year, the Sunbelt XXXIV conference took place in Florida. From SELS, Vera Titkova, Daniel Alexandrov and Valeria Ivaniushina were in attendance.
On October 25, 2013 our Laboratory hosted a round table with Shiri Breznitz (University of Toronto), Ismael Rafols (Polytechnic University of Valencia) and Ivan Sterligov (Russian Ministry of Science and Education)
ECER'13 took place at Bahçeşehir University (Istanbul, Turkey) from 10 to 13 September 2013. Our Lab presented three papers there.
For this date we have prepared an interactive infographics about applicants.
There is new paper in the Lab - "Basking in the Glory of Schools: School Characteristics and the Self-concept of Students in Mathematics".