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Nikolay Kurichev

  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Nikolay Kurichev has been at HSE University since 2019.


Head of the scientific project 6.1.2 "The Relationship between the Spatial Differentiation of Human Potential and the Resilience of Territories in the Context of Socio-Economic and Natural Factors" 


Coordination of scientific research of the territorial resilience, taking into account the spatial differentiation of human potential, as well as natural and socio-economic factors of its formation;

Coordination of interdisciplinary interaction in the process of developing recommendations on human potential management and territorial resilience, taking into account global changes in the economy and the natural environment.


Education and Degrees

  • 2013

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 2011

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 2009

    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.



  • 2022

    Международная научная конференция (XIII Ежегодная научная Ассамблея АРГО) «Тенденции пространственного развития современной России и приоритеты его регулирования» (Тюмень). Presentation: Концентрация, цифровизация и энергетический переход как факторы долгосрочного пространственного развития

  • 2021

    II Всероссийская конференция с международным участием «Пространственный анализ социально-экономических систем: история и современность» (Новосибирск). Presentation: Дифференциал реальных доходов между городами России как стимул для миграции

  • Настоящее и будущее России в меняющемся Мире: общественно-географический анализ и прогноз (Ижевск). Presentation: Дифференциал эффективных доходов и миграционная привлекательность городов России

  • 2020
    Всероссийская научно-практическая конференция с международным участием «Цифровая география». (Пермь). Presentation: Современные технологические вызовы и реализация новых образовательных программ по географии в условиях цифровизации
  • Четвертый Российский экономический конгресс (РЭК-2020) (Москва). Presentation: Пространственное равновесие в системе городов России: методы и результаты оценки

  • 2019
    2nd International Sceintific Conference "Urbanization and Regional Development in Russia and Europe" (Москва). Presentation: The accessibility of the center of Moscow as a factor of location of housing construction in the Moscow agglomeration
  • Three decades of post-socialism transition (Дармштадт). Presentation: Housing construction and spatial forms of the development of Moscow agglomeration

  • 2018
    Practical Geography and XXI Century Challenges. International Geographical Union Thematic Conference dedicated to the Centennial of the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Москва). Presentation: Spatial differentiation of activity of nonresident buyers in the primary housing market of the Moscow metropolitan area
  • International Scientific Workshop «URBANIZATION AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN RUSSIA AND EUROPE» (Москва). Presentation: Spatial differentiation of activity of nonresident buyers in the housing market in the Moscow region

Editorial board membership

  • 2021: Member of the Editorial Board, Известия Российской академии наук. Серия географическая.

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Regional Research of Russia.

Employment history

2008 – 2013 – Institute of Energy Strategy, Senior expert, Chief analyst.

2013 – 2019 – Niigazekonomika LLC (Science Research Institute of Economics and Management in Gas Industry), Head of the Department of Analysis of Energy Sector Development, Deputy Director of the Center for Study of Energy Markets

Since 2012 – Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Socio-Economic Geography

Timetable for today

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Nikolay Kurichev: ‘We Wanted to Create a Next-Generation Geography Education, and We Succeeded’

The Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology opened at HSE University in 2019, enrolment in the first bachelor’s programme took place in 2020, and the first master’s programme was launched in 2022. Nikolay Kurichev, Dean of the Faculty, describes how the idea to train geographers within the walls of HSE University originated, what results have been achieved, and what difficulties have been encountered over the years.

‘The “Butterfly Effect” Is no Longer an Abstract Idea, but a Reality that You Constantly Observe’

The bachelor’s programme ‘Geography of Global Changes and Geoinformation Technology’ is offered by the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology, one of the newest at HSE University. One year ago, Yulia Kuznetsova came on as the programme’s academic supervisor. In this interview for the HSE News Service, Yulia Kuznetsova explains her job duties, where HSE geography students do their field work, and why geography itself can make you happy.

Higher School of Economics Joins the Russian Climate Partnership

The Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technologies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics accompanied the university's entry into the Russian Partnership for Climate Preservation.

'Low-carbon development management in Russia remains relevant and will be a trend until 2050'

On March 12, the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technologies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics hosted an Open Day for the Master's Program in Low-Carbon Development. Academic supervisor of the program Evgeny Shvarts, supervisor of the track "Management of low-carbon development of companies and territories" Andrey Ptichnikov, supervisor of the track "Carbon cycle of companies and territories" Dmitry Zamolodchikov, Dean of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technologies Nikolay Kurichev and Nazar Sotiriadi, Executive Director of the Integrated Risk Management Department, Sber Risks.

Expert Discussions on Climate Change to Take Place at ECOCUP Green Talks 2021

What is happening to nature and the climate? How does it impact the global economy? How are countries going to adapt to these changes? These and other questions will be discussed by experts in a series of discussions as part of ECOCUP Green Talks 2021, a festival of ‘green’ documentaries. The event is organized with support from the HSEFaculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Russia.

'We Must Build a Holistic Ecotourism System That Includes All Stakeholders'

Nikolay Kurichev spoke at the IV International Conference "Natural Tourism: Global Challenges and Prospects for Russia". Within the framework of the plenary session "Natural tourism - a driver of sustainable development", the participants discussed a model of introducing tourists to nature in accordance with the Strategy for the development of tourism in the Russian Federation for the period up to 2035 (approved by the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 20.09.2019 No. 2129-r ).

Brand New HSE Day: Discussions about the Future, Student-Led Workshops, Music, and Sports

On September 10, students, faculty, alumni, and viewers from all over the world will celebrate one of HSE’s biggest events together. This year, for the first time ever, HSE Day will be held online. Read on to find out what activities await guests on the four virtual stages of the online campus.

‘Modern Geography Is a High-Tech Area of Science and Practice’

In cooperation with the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), HSE University will now offer a bachelor’s degree in Geography of Global Transformation and Geoinformation Technology. Olga Solomina, the new undergraduate programme’s Academic Supervisor, and Nikolay Kurichev, Dean of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology, discuss the programme’s curriculum and the exciting opportunities that await new students.

Participants of Geography Test Greeted from Space

The fifth international Geography Test was recently held in 110 countries around the world. HSE University hosted the event for the first time. HSE News Service spoke with some of the participants who came to test their knowledge of the earth and its geography.

HSE University to Open Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology

HSE University is opening a Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology in partnership with the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IG RAS). The Faculty, which will focus on global climate change, geoinformatics, and social geography, plans to launch its first bachelor’s programme in 2020.