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Nikita V. Mkrtchyan

  • Nikita V. Mkrtchyan has been at HSE University since 2007.

Education and Degrees

  • 1997

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economic, Social, Political and Recreational Geography
    Lenin Moscow State Teacher Training Institute

  • 1993

    Lenin Moscow State Teacher Training Institute

* 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.

Awards and Accomplishments


December 2013 Official thanks from the Head of the Russian Federation Migration Services

HSE Best Teacher, 2011

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Editorial board membership

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Демографическое обозрение.

  • 2001–2017: Deputy Editor-in-chief, Демоскоп Weekly.


  • 2024
    Город и его окружение: современные вызовы и перспективные пути развития (Москва). Presentation: Миграция между городами и пригородами: возрастные особенности
  • 2023
  • Пятый российский экономический конгресс (Екатеринбург). Presentation: Миграция в крупногородские агломерации: вопросы измерения, направления и структурные особенности
  • XXII международная научно-практическая конференция «Этнодемографические процессы в Казахстане и сопредельных территориях» (Усть-Каменогорск). Presentation: Крупногородские агломерации как центры притяжения внутренних мигрантов в России
  • 2019

    "Пригородная революция" в региональном срезе: периферийные городские территории на постсоветским пространстве (Улан-Удэ, с. Гремячинск). Presentation: Миграция и субурбанизация в региональных столицах и пригородных территориях России

  • 2018
    XI-я Международная научная конференция «Применение многомерного статистического анализа в экономике и оценке качества» (Москва). Presentation: Межрегиональная миграция в России - однонаправленный процесс или циркуляция, связанная с этапами жизненного пути?


Raising Qualifications

10-28th March 2008  Project for Russia, US State Department Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, ‘Migration Policy – increasing legal protection and efficiency’

February – March 2009  HSE course ‘Using Electronic Library Resources’

2013  Theory and Methodology for studying Demographic processes in Russian and the USSR in the 1920s and 1930

Research Interests

  • Internal Migration;
  • Migration and demographic processes at the regional and municipal levels;
  • Socio-economic problems of migration;
  • Conceptual problems in migration policy;
  • Methodological issues in migration population research


Methodological recommendations to systematise and for analysis of the results of the 2002 All-Russian population census and its correlation to current population statistics in the inter-census period, conducting pre-prognostic analysis and developing scenarios for demographic development as commissioned by Rosstat Russian 2004.

A new migration policy for Russia and the rights of migrants funded by MacArturov, 2003 -2005

Other information

Deputy Chief Editor of the online weekly journal on demography ‘Demoscope’

Member of the Research Council of the Russian Federal Migration Services

Timetable for today

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Ekaterina Demintseva led a student expedition to Kamchatka region

Ekaterina Demintseva and Nikita Mkrtchyan (Institute of Demography, HSE) conducted a student expedition "The New Migration Reality of the Kamchatka region: Issues of Identity, Problems of Adaptation and Employment of Migrants" as part of the "Rediscovering Russia " project. During the expedition, expert interviews were conducted with representatives of the administration of the Kamchatka region, heads of diasporas and religious leaders, as well as more than 30 in-depth interviews with labor migrants from Central Asia

The Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center Showed the Impact of Demographic Aging of the Population on Labour Supply in Russia

In Russia, as in many other countries, the trend towards depopulation and demographic aging is already accompanied by a decline in the working-age population. This is the conclusion reached by scientists from the Higher School of Economics in the tenth scientific digest “Demographic Changes and Labor Supply in Russian Regions”. The issue was prepared by the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center.

‘The Opening of the Full-time Advanced Doctoral Programme Was a Gift from Fate for Me’

In 2010, HSE University launched the Full-time Advanced Doctoral Programme, an innovative programme for doctoral students at that time. At the beginning of 2021, an alumna of the programme’s first cohort became the first programme graduate to earn her Doctor of Sciences degree: Elena Vakulenko, Assistant Professor at HSE University’s Faculty of Economic Sciences. In an interview with HSE News Service, the professor discussed her academic career.

Live Long There and Prosper

How Internal Migration from Small Towns Works


Russians move to European Russia every year.

How to provide “New Moscow” with highly qualified work places

With the joining of new territories to Moscow (“New Moscow”), adjustments are needed to the general plan for development of the capital until 2025. On 5 November, HSE hosted the second workshop in the cycle of “New Moscow in the context of agglomeration: priorities and prospects of development”, which involved the participation of experts from the State Unitary Enterprise – Research and Project Institute for the General Plan of the City of Moscow.