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Mikhail Ilyin

  • Tenured Professor (2013)
  • Mikhail Ilyin has been at HSE University since 2010.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2007
  • 1997

    Doctor of Sciences*

  • 1976

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1971

    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.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Courses (2024/2025)

Current Trends in Political Science (Postgraduate course’s programme; 2 year, 1 semester)Eng

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Editorial board membership

  • 2010: Editor-in-chief, МЕТОД: Московский ежегодник трудов из обществоведческих дисциплин.

  • 2010: Member of the Editorial Council, Полития: Анализ. Хроника. Прогноз.

  • 2009: Member of the Editorial Council, Сравнительная политика.

  • 2007: Member of the Editorial Board, Политическая экспертиза: ПОЛИТЭКС.

  • 2004: Member of the Editorial Council, Redescriptions. Yearbook of Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory.

  • 2000: Member of the Editorial Board, Политическая наука.



Article Гаман-Голутвина О. В., Мельвиль А. Ю., Макаренко Б. И., Ильин М. В., Туровский Р. Ф., Ахременко А. С., Алескеров Ф. Т., Малинова О. Ю. К выходу сотого номера «Политии»: о прошлом и будущем журнала // Полития: Анализ. Хроника. Прогноз. 2021. № 1(100). С. 8-26. doi
















Article Тимофеев И. Н., Мелешкина Е. Ю., Ильин М. В., Миронюк М. Г., Полунин Ю. А., Мельвиль А. Ю. Опыт классификации стран // Полис. Политические исследования. 2006. № 5


Book Мельвиль А. Ю., Шмачкова Т. В., Миронюк М. Г., Алексеева Т. А., Боришполец К. П., Володин А., Дегтярев А. А., Ильин М. В., Лебедева М. М., Соловьев А. И., Харитонова О. Г., Чанышев А., Шестопал Е. Б. Политология: учебник. М. : Проспект, 2005.


Book Мельвиль А. Ю., Миронюк М. Г., Шмачкова Т. В., Ильин М. В., Бусыгина И. М., Дегтярев А. А., Песков Д. Н., Алексеева Т. А., Боришполец К. П., Володин А., Лебедева М. М., Соловьев А. И., Харитонова О. Г., Чанышев А., Шестопал Е. Б. Мир политической науки. Учебник. В 2 кн. Кн.1. Категории. М. : Просвещение, 2004.


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‘University Life in Partnership with Artificial Intelligence’

HSE University is one of the leaders in IT education and research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Thanks to this, the university recently received the highest grant of the Priority 2030 programme. The integration of AI technologies into education is set to become a strategic direction for the university’s development over the next five years. What changes are coming to HSE University in this regard and how they will affect students and teachers? These issues were discussed at a meeting of HSE University’s Academic Council on December 20.

‘It’s a Very Small Area of Political Science, and Working to Redress That Is Very Satisfying’

On March 15, Judas Everett defended his doctoral dissertation ‘The Effect of the Patterns in the Dissolution of Communism on the Transition to New Systems in Eastern Europe’, which investigates the relationship between the demise of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe and the quality of democracy in the post-communist regime. The defence took place remotely. His academic supervisor was Professor Andrey Akhremenko of the HSE University School of Politics and Governance at the Faculty of Social Sciences. In his interview, Judas talks about the topic of his research and explains why political science is more important than ever.

After Two Master’s Degrees in India and Norway, Indian Student Chooses HSE for Doctoral Studies in Political Science

Ashish Kumar Singh hails from a place called Raebareli, a city of about 3,000,000 people located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He recently joined the doctoral programme in Political Science at HSE, a decision he says was motivated by discussions he had with a professor from HSE who was visiting the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in New Delhi

English Graduate Chooses to Pursue Doctoral Studies in Political Science at HSE

Ever since he was a teenager, Judas Everett has been interested in politics. A new postgraduate student in HSE’s Doctoral School of Political Science, Judas says he owes a lot of his continued interest to the teachers he’s had over the years, the right encouragement and the right reading suggestions.

‘In Russian the Word “Justice” Is Not Associated with the Word “War”’

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics have begun working with the research centre of the French Saint-Cyr Military Academy (École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr) on the moral and political issues of modern-day warfare. One part of this partnership was a conference devoted to just war theory and problems with combating terrorism. Below, Faculty of Humanities Professor Boris Kashnikov, also a participant of the conference, tells Scholar Viewpoint whether there can be justice in war and how scholars of the humanities are able to work together with the military.

By Way of Italy, Norwegian Student Lands at HSE

Like many international students who choose to study at the Higher School of Economics, Martin Inderhaug, a native of Bergen, Norway, boasts a rich background marked by a diverse set of interests. Although he has been at HSE for only six months since enrolling in the Master’s programme in Politics, Economics and Philosophy, his interest in Russia goes back to his days serving in Norway’s military in the country’s far north where he would gaze at the ‘unknown East’ across the border with Russia.

Interdisciplinarity as a Research and Teaching Strategy: First Meeting of Interdisciplinary Seminar of Strategic Academic Unit 'Social Development Challenges'

On January 25, the Faculty of Social Sciences held the first meeting of its interdisciplinary seminar 'Challenges of Social Development'. Boris Kapustin, Professor of the HSE School of Political Science gave a presentation on Interdisciplinarity as a Research and Teaching Strategy.

Knowledge Specialization No Longer Relevant. What Can We Do?

The contemporary world and society involve highly complex systems, requiring more than specialized knowledge. The MA programme 'Politics. Economics. Philosophy' helps students go beyond the limits of specific social sciences.

HSE Offers Traineeship Opportunities for International Doctoral Students

Doctoral schools provide an opportunity for international doctoral students to undertake part of their study or research at HSE. The university offers two types of traineeships – research and study. The study stay involves taking courses from the HSE doctoral schools. The research stay offers the opportunity to work with a particular academic advisor or at an international research laboratory or centre; gain access to international full-text and abstract databases, journals and books; and attend graduate seminars.

24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science

On July 23-28, 2016, the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science ‘Politics in a World of Inequality’ was held in Poznan, Poland. The event was organized by the Polish Association of Political Science and the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism of Adam Mickiewicz University. Over 3000 researchers, scholars and experts in political science and related fields from over 100 countries (including lecturers, students and doctoral students from HSE Faculty of Social Sciences) took part in the event. Plenary meetings, over 600 research panels as well as lectures by renowned experts, dedicated to topical issues of world policy and political sciences, were held during the congress.

Democracy in a Russian Mirror

The book ‘Democracy in a Russian Mirror’ edited by Adam Przeworski was issued by Cambridge University Press in May 2015. Three of the authors — Boris Makarenko, Andrei Melville and Mikhail Ilyin — are staff members of the School of Political Science.

HSE Political Scientists at the World International Studies Committee Conference

From the 5 -9 August the Fourth Global International Studies Conference organised by the World International Studies Committee took place in Frankfurt. The dean of the the HSE Social Studies Faculty, Andrei Melville, spoke in his capacity as Chairman of the Programme Committee.

HSE Scholars Take Part in Global Political Science Congress

In July, instructors and students from the HSE’s Faculty of Social Sciences took part in the 23rd World Congress of Political Science, which was held in Montreal by the International Political Science Association. Two collective projects by the HSE were presented on special panels.

New Master’s Programme on ‘Philosophy, Politics and Economics’ Starts at the HSE

In 2014, an innovative master’s programme on ‘Philosophy, Politics and Economics’ (PPE) will open at the HSE. The new programme is a result of cooperation between several HSE faculties: Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, and World Economy and International Affairs. Witten/Herdecke University (Germany) is an international partner of the programme.

Among the Top Ten

Leading British newspaper, The Independent, has published a list of the 10 best atlases, which includes the atlas created by a team of authors from the HSE Faculty of Politics.