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Maria Nagernyak

  • Deputy Vice Rector
  • Director :Head Office of the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center
  • Head:Institute for Social Policy / Centre for Time Budget Studies
  • Maria Nagernyak has been at HSE University since 2018.



Degree in Sociology
HSE University

Professional Interests

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Employment history

2007 - 2013 - Researcher at the Independent Institute for Social Policy

2013 - 2015 - Research Analyst atMail.Ru Group

2015 - 2021 - Social protection analyst and coordinator at the Moscow Office of the World Bank 

2018 - nowadays - Deputy Vice Rector of the Higher School of Economics

Timetable for today

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What Do Russians Spend Their Time Budgets On?

The Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center has published the twentieth issue of the research digest. It presents the results of data analysis on the distribution of time budgets of Russians for various types of activities.

Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Centre Presents Results to International Supervisory Board

The Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Centre, established in 2020 and coordinated by HSE University, recently held a session of the International Supervisory Board and presented work results for the period of 2020-2022 along with plans for 2023-2025, including fundamental and applied research in the field of human development, creation of unique empirical databases for the development of evidence-based social and economic policies, and the introduction of digital approaches in humanities and social sciences.

Second Congress of Young Scientists: Students Are Ready to Implement Breakthrough Projects

The 2nd Congress of Young Scientists was held at the Sirius Park of Science and Art in Sochi. HSE University representatives took an active part in it, working at various venues where a wide range of topics were discussed—from university development to machine learning and scientific cinema.

HSE University Studies Human Capital as Part of Consortium

The Human Capital Interdisciplinary Research Centre (HCIRC) is a world-class research centre comprising a consortium of HSE University, RANEPA, MGIMO University, and the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Its work was highly rated by the RAS in 2021. Lilia Ovcharova, HSE University Vice Rector and initiator of the centre’s creation, talked to the HSE News Service about integration in international studies on active ageing, creating a database on development trends in human potential, studying the effects of digitalisation, and the centre’s priority activities for the future.

Work Quality, Subjective Perception of Income Difference and Gender Gap. Scientists from the HSE and RANEPA Discussed the Methods of Studying Inequality

On April 5, 2022 the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center held a round table on Social and Economic Inequality and Current Research Agenda at the XXIII Yasin (April) International Scientific Conference on the Problems of Economic and Social Development. It was held in an online format in Russian and English languages with simultaneous translation. The event was organized within the framework of a research grant funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (grant ID: 075-15-2020-928).

Economic Crises Affect People’s Attitudes to Inequality

Inequality based on income, geography, gender, age, class and religion widens social gaps both within and between countries. During the XXIII Yasin (April) International Conference, experts discussed which dimensions of inequality have become especially important in the wake of the pandemic and the evolving economic crisis, and also examined how much more women work than men.

IAC Welcomes New Members and Discusses HSE University Development

On December 1, key areas of HSE University’s recently adopted strategy were presented at the extended meeting of the International Advisory Committee. Outgoing and new members of IAC learnt more about the University’s initiatives in human capital and AI research, as well as about its plans to build a Master’s Engineering School.

Inequality and Social Cholesterol: How to Find Balance in Society

What are the outcomes of growing inequality? How much inequality is there in Russian healthcare and education? What does Russian society think about inequality? (Spoiler: that it’s excessively high and unfair.) These questions and many others were discussed by Russian and French researchers at the conference ‘Socio-economic Inequality and Poverty in the Modern World: Measures, Dynamics, and Prospects in an Age of Uncertainty’.

How Other Countries All Over the World are Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic: a Review by the Institute for Social Policy

The Institute of Social Policy experts prepared an overview of international practices for supporting the economy and population while fighting against the coronavirus pandemic in different countries of the world.