Cevat Aksoy, Assistant Professor of Economics at King’s College London and Principal Economist at the EBRD, in an interview to GURU spoke about the scale of voluntary and forced international migration, its effects on the economies of source and destination countries, the modalities of the migrants' economic behavior (particularly, their propensity to entrepreneurship) and their contribution to economic development.
At 17, Nono Dube moved from Africa to Russia, where she learned Russian, did her BSc at People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), and MSc at Lomonosov Moscow State University, and wrote a book titled Life of an African in Russia. This year, she enrolled at NES to get her MA in Economics, which she is engaging in for the very first time. In an interview with GURU, Nono recalls her childhood and family, explains how she managed to handle living in Russia, and describes her first impressions of studying at NES: education has never been so difficult, but she likes the challenge.
Working at NES –– what does this mean to a foreign professor? Gerhard Toews and Michele Valsecchi are discussing the advantages of being here, describing the difference they see between NES students and others abroad and giving the details of their academic and research activity in Russia.