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Valeria Kasamara

  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Valeria Kasamara has been at HSE University since 2004.


Valeria Kasamara supervises HSE activities related to:

  • Academic and extracurricular work with students;
  • Scholarship allocation and scholarship programmes;
  • Relations with student-run organizations and the student ombudsman;
  • Alumni relations;
  • Expert analysis for the legislative (representative) branch of government and Moscow local authorities;
  • Implementation of applied and basic policy research;
  • Fulfilment of HSE University’s social mission.

Performs the following duties:

  • Coordinates the Student Research Paper Competition;
  • Coordinates the operations of student associations, clubs and assemblies (research, creative, volunteering, cultural, entertainment, and sports);
  • Supports student government;
  • Coordinates the activities of Research and Study Laboratories, Project-based Study Laboratories and other HSE departments that involve students in research;
  • Coordinates activities aimed at creating a comfortable and friendly environment for students, including psychological counselling;
  • Coordinates activities aimed at fulfilling the HSE University’s social mission;
  • Develops HSE’s relations with alumni and their involvement in the university’s development;
  • Promotes career and professional development of HSE students and alumni;
  • Coordinates work with disabled prospective students, students and graduates of HSE;
  • Coordinates student research expeditions;
  • Coordinates the ‘I’m a Professional’ student competition;
  • Coordinates internal university research and monitoring studies aimed at providing analytical support for university development;
  • Provides expert analysis for the legislative (representative) branch of government and Moscow local authorities (including economic and social policy, public administration, and municipal administration);
  • Coordinates HSE’s responses to queries from representative state bodies and the local Moscow city administration.

Education and Degrees

  • 2005

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Political Institutes, Processes and Technologies
    Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  • 1999

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
  • Political perceptions among Russian youth
  • Political perceptions in Russian society
  • Political culture, historical memory, political myths
  • Political nostalgia
  • Politics and the arts

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2008-2009)

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Introduction to Profession (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus

Courses (2018/2019)

Introduction to Profession (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1, 2 module)Rus

Courses (2017/2018)

Introduction to Profession (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1, 2 module)Rus

Courses (2016/2017)

Introduction to Profession (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1, 2 module)Rus

Courses (2015/2016)

Project (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 2 year, 2-4 module)Rus


Conference Participation

  • Conference Youth Mobilisation and Political Change Participation, Values, and Policies Between East and West (Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS),  Berlin, 27-29 November 2019). Выступление с докладом на тему: "Putin Generation: Who Are They and What Do They Want?" (with Аnna Sorokina).

  • BASEES Annual Conference (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK, 13-15 April 2018). Выступление с докладом на тему: "Value orientations of Russian Youth: Between Regional and National Identity" (with Anna Sorokina).

  • VII Социологическая Грушинская конференция «Навстречу будущему. Прогнозирование в социологических исследованиях» (15-16 марта 2017 г., Москва). Выстуление с докладом на тему: «Страновой фаворитизм российских и американских студентов: цивилизационно-временная развертка».

  • Седьмой всероссийский конгресс политологов российской ассоциации политической науки (19-21 ноября, 2015). Выступление с докладом на тему: "Ключевые политические события российской истории в предствлениях студентов".

  • ICCEES IX World Congress (3-8 August 2015, Makuhari, Japan). Research paper: " Political Past in Perception of Russian Students".

  • Popular Geopolitics in Russia and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe (19–20 February 2015,  UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London, UK). Research paper: "‘Soft power or hard power: Russian students’ choice".

  • Феномен России: память прошлого и перспективы развития (Ягеллонский университет, Краков, Польша, 29-31 May 2014). Выступление с докладом на тему: Российские студенты о советском прошлом и российском настоящем (совместно с Сорокиной А.А.).

  • BASEES Annual Conference (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK, 5-7 April 2014). Выступление с докладом на тему: "Russia’s Ideal Leader in Russian youth’s mind".

  • XV Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (НИУ ВШЭ, Москва (1-4 Апреля 2014). Выступление с докладом на тему: Синдром политической ностальгии у российской студенческой молодежи (совместно с Сорокиной А.А.).

  • European Congress 5-8 April 2013 'Europe: Crisis and Renewal' (5-8 April 2013, Cambrige, UK). Research paper: "Russia’s Past and Future in Russian youth’s mind" (with Anna Sorokina).
  • International Conference "Theory, Action, Impact of Social Protest: An Interdisciplinary  Conference University of  Kent"  (12-14 October 2012, Canterbury, UK). Reserch paper: "Russian students about protests" (with Anna Sorokina).
  • International Conference "Migration in Host Countries: Social Contraints, Cultural Context and Political Consequences" (12 April 2012, Moscow). Research paper: " Migrant's image in perception of Russian youth" (with Anna Sorokina).
  • BASEES Annual Conference (31 March - 2 April 2012, Cambrige, UK). Research paper "Post-soviet nostalgia: russian Youths about soviet Past" (with Anna Sorokina).
  • International conference "Rethinking the Modern: Colonialism, Empire and Slavery" (11-12 July 2011, Birminham Midland Institute, Birmingham, UK). Research paper "The idea of a 'great empire': Russian political elite vs. homeless people" (with  Anna Sorokina).
  • Международная конференция "Россия и германия: роль общества в становлении государственных институтов (6-7 октября 2011, Фонд им.Ф.Эберта, Лаборатория политических исследований, Германский исторический институт, Москва)". Выступление с докладом на теме: "Представления россиян о государственных институтах" (совместно с Сорокиной А.А.).
  • XII международная конференция по проблемам экономического развития и общества (5-7 апреля 2011, НИУ ВШЭ, Москва).Выступление с докладом на тему: Образ России и ее будущего: российская элита VS представители социального дна (совместно с Сорокиной А.А.).
  • Snanghai International Conference of Social Science (17-20 August 2011, Shanghai, China). Research paper "Imperial Ambitions of Russians" (with Anna Sorokina).
  • XI Международная научная конференция по проблемам экономики и общества. 6-8 апреля 2010 года, ГУ-ВШЭ, Москва. Выступление с докладом на тему: Общественное сознание как фактор демократизации: количественные и качественные оценки (совместно с  Сорокиной А.А.)
  • X Международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества. 7-9 апреля 2009 года, ГУ-ВШЭ, Москва. Выступление с докладом на тему: Политическое сознание российских тинэйджеров (совместно с Сорокиной А.А.)
  • Всероссийская научная конференция «Политическая наука и политологическое образование в России (к 20-летию преподавания современной политологии в системе университетского образования страны)», МГУ им. М.В. Ломоносова, 17 апреля 2009 года. Выступление с докладом на тему «Ценности и политические ориентации молодого поколения современной России».
  • Международная конференция на тему «Политика идентичности в Европе. Взаимное восприятие России и Германии». 5 июня 2009 года. Организатор: Фонд им. Фридриха Эберта, Берлин. Выступление с докладом «Образ Германии в российской прессе и восприятии российских элит». 
  • IX Международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и глобализация». 1—3 апреля 2008 года, ГУ-ВШЭ, Москва. Выступление с докладом на тему: Ценностно-эмоциональные факторы электорального поведения россиян.

Timetable for today

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Two HSE Student Teams Win Future Tech Case Championship

Future Tech, an interuniversity case championship organized by the Moscow City Innovation Agency, has announced its results. 32 university teams from eight Russian cities participated in the competition. The awarding ceremony took place at the Digital Business Space on Pokrovka.

'State Owes Me'

Social justice, as seen by Russian university undergraduates

Mission Achievable: The University as an Agent of Social Development

Today, universities strive to go beyond the traditional areas of activity that characterize institutions of higher learning and research, taking active roles in national and social development. Valeria Kasamara, HSE University Vice Rector and the Director of the Institute for Applied Political Studies, spoke about this during an open online lecture, ‘The Third Mission: The Experience of HSE University’.

10 Promises Made by HSE on HSE Day

In 2020 the world changed, and so did HSE. Classes were held over Zoom, exams were taken online with proctoring, Meladze performed online at the graduation ceremony, and HSE Day became Brand New. The festival’s main stage area was called ‘HSE PRO Future’—because, after all, the future is important for any university. It’s why we do what we do. Read on to find out what the next 10 years hold in store for HSE, and what HSE, which has already changed this year, holds in store for us. Below are 10 promises made by HSE on its most important day.

How HSE Supports Its Students

HSE supports its students in many ways, from providing financial assistance to helping students reach their academic and professional potential. Read on to learn more about what the University does to support its undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students.

‘It Is Difficult Times like These that Bring Us Closer Together’

On March 23, the working group of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education devoted to university education met again to discuss how education should be organized as Russia seeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In particular, the group discussed tactics involving volunteerism on university campuses, examples from universities abroad, and developing student questionnaires in order to pinpoint the issues that Russian universities have encountered in their transition to distance learning.

HSE Symphony Orchestra Performs for Full House at HSE Cultural Centre

The concert, ‘Music of the Spirals of History’, which was held on February 20 at HSE’s Cultural Centre on Pokrovka, featured the HSE Symphony Orchestra  along with visual effects produced by the educational project ‘Classical Music in Focus’. The project aims to bring classical music to a new generation of music lovers. The sold-out musical event was open to the public.

Festival Without Borders: HSE’s First Inclusive Festival Takes Place in Moscow

HSE University recently held the ‘Magic World’ inclusive charity festival at Bauman Garden in Moscow. The guests included children from four orphanages sponsored by HSE, as well as anyone else who was interested. The HSE News Service provides a summary of the festival’s activities below.

The HSE Crow: Mascot Now Lives on Myasnitskaya Lamppost

A weather vane in the shape of a big-beaked bird has appeared near the HSE building on Myasnitskaya Street in Moscow. The Crow’s ceremonial unveiling coincided with the 85th birthday of HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin, who initiated it as our university’s mascot.

HSE Gears up for Staff and Student Conference: A Look Back at Extracurricular Activities

On March 20, a conference for HSE staff and students will take place at HSE. It will consider the university’s development programme and elect the new Academic Council. The previous conference took place five years ago, in 2014, and the university has changed a lot since then. HSE News Service talked with some of the university leaders about how their own work at the University has changed over this period.

‘It Is Essential for University to Reach Common Understanding on Key Issues’

Valeria Kasamara, Senior Director for Government Relations, has been appointed new Vice Rector for Student and Alumni Relations, taking over the position from Igor Chirikov*. She spoke to the HSE News Service about what is special about the contemporary students, and about her plans for the new position.

‘HSE Offers Solutions Aimed at the Future…’

On November 27, the HSE Academic Council held an awards ceremony dedicated to the university’s 25th anniversary. The meeting saw the participation of representatives of the Russian President, members of government, and members of the Russian Federal Assembly. Governmental awards were given to a number of HSE employees for their tremendous accomplishments.

HSE Staff Receive Commendations from President Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree for the commendation of prominent public and political figures. Andrey Zhulin, Vice Rector at HSE Perm, Galina Volodina, Director of HSE Perm, and Valeria Kasamara, HSE’s Senior Director for Government Relations, are among the figures mentioned in the decree.

Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences

On January 31st – February 3rd 2016, the Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences was held at the ‘Voronovo’ Learning Centre, HSE. During the event, potential master’s students took part in master classes, business cases and meetings with students and graduates of the faculty’s educational programmes.

HSE Recognizes Staff Achievements

At a meeting of the HSE Academic Сouncil on October 31, five members of the University staff were given awards recognizing their achievements at HSE.

Total Dictation 2014 at the HSE

On April 12, 2014, Total Dictation took place at the HSE – an all-Russian event to check literacy. Those interested in checking their level of Russian grammar skills participated in 350 cities spread over 45 countries. HSE campuses were among some of the venues used for this dictation.

The HSE’s Birthday is Coming

On December 17, 2013, the HSE will celebrate its 21st birthday and the 10th anniversary of the HSE Professors’ Wednesday concert project at the Russian Academic Youth Theater (RAMT).

HSE is hosting the Science Cinema Festival ‘360°’

The third Science Cinema Festival ‘360°’ takes place in Moscow from 10-17 October. The HSE was one of the first to be involved in this festival and its screenings.

HSE Open Lectures are Coming to Moscow’s Museums

The 'Open University' project, at the Higher School of Economics is organizing lectures in Moscow museums, following on from the series of free lectures given by HSE professors throughout the summer in Gorky Park. Lectures in museums will be held each Thursday starting from September 26.