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In 2016, HSE University and Elsevier Publishing House (Netherlands) established the Golden Citation Award for HSE University researchers with a high number of citations of publications in the Scopus database.

Winner 2019

Aigul M. Klimova

Associate Professor: Faculty of Social Sciences / School of Sociology / Analysis of Social Institutions Department

“Data Quality in PC and Mobile Web Surveys“ // Social Science Computer Review. 2013. Vol. 31. No. 6. P. 725-743

Nominees 2019

Ronald F. Inglehart

Chief Research Fellow:Laboratory for Comparative Social Research

“Theory and Validity of Life Satisfaction Scales“ // Social Indicators Research. 2013. Vol. 112. P. 497-527.
Ora John Edward Reuter

Senior Research Fellow:Institute for Industrial and Market Studies / International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development

“Regional patrons and hegemonic party performance in Russia“ // Post-Soviet Affairs. 2013. Vol. 29. No. 2. P. 101-135.



A list of applicants is drawn up using scientometric indicators.


The Competition Commission selects the nominees and the laureate from the list of applicants.


Winners are announced at the annual award ceremony, which is held on the anniversary of the founding of HSE University.


The winners are determined by the Competition Commission by analyzing the normalized citations of publications, taking into account differences in citations by subject area and the contribution of self-citation and citation by co-authors. Experts also assess the academic significance of publications and their contribution to the reputation of HSE University.

The Golden Citation Prize is awarded for publications published six years before the year of the Competition (for example, in 2019 for publications in 2013).


Maria M. Yudkevich

Chairman, Vice Rector, HSE University

Fuad T. Aleskerov

Professor: Faculty of Economic Sciences / Department of Mathematic

Olga Dragoy

Associate Professor: Faculty of Humanities / School of General and Applied Philology

Galina Yakshonok

Analytical consultant for Elsevier S&T in Russia, the Republic of Belarus (by agreement)

Konstantin Sonin

Professor: Faculty of Economic Sciences / Department of Applied Economics

Ivan Sterligov

Director: Scientometrics Centre


On November 27, the HSE University held its 18th annual Golden HSE Award Ceremony in honour of colleagues who have demonstrated excellence in research or have contributed in a meaningful way to the HSE community. The special occasion coincided with the university’s 27th anniversary.
November 27, 2019
The winners are 16 staff members in seven ‘golden’ categories and 21 students in the ‘Silver Nestling’ category.  The winners of the ‘Golden Citation’, which is awarded to the most cited HSE scholar, have also been announced. The awards ceremony was held on November 27, on the HSE's birthday.
November 27, 2018
The winner of Golden Citation Award was announced in Moscow at the Golden HSE Award ceremony in Moscow. In 2017, LCSR chief research fellow Christian Welzel has become the winner!
December 04, 2017
This year’s Golden HSE awards ceremony took place on December 1 and saw a record number of nominees with 355 contenders for 10 different nomination categories. The winners of each category were determined in two stages. In addition, this year’s event was the second time the Golden Citation award was given out. This is an ‘award within an award’ that is given to the most-cited researcher.
December 01, 2017
On December 20, 2016, the ZIL Cultural Centre hosted this year’s Golden HSE awards ceremony. This year saw several significant changes to the award rules: new nominations have appeared, many of them were divided into categories for different groups of employees — all to help ensure HSE was able to express its gratitude to a larger number of worthy candidates.
December 20, 2016


Administrative support for the Competition is carried out by the Center for Basic Research.