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Victor Khroul

  • Victor Khroul has been at HSE University since 2020.



Lectures, seminars, student papers, consultations, tests and exams, supervising on final qualification works in bachelor's and master's students, writing articles and monographs.

Education and Degrees

  • 2019

    Doctor of Sciences*
    Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

  • 1993

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1986

    Degree in Journalism
    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.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Advanced training program "Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis in Media Research", Moscow State University, March 2020.

News Literacy Summer Institute, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland), July 2016

UCIP Summer University, Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn, September 2008

Summer School, Neuwaldegg Institute, Vienna, Austria, August 2008

UCIP Summer University, Hong Kong - Macau, October 1996


Young Faculty Support Programme (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2022)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)


• Research project "Mediatization of Religion in Post-Communist Societies" (June - December 2018)

• Research project "Professional ethos of Russian journalists" (September 2016 - June 2017)

• Research project "Catholic Media in Russia and Slovakia" (February - June 2016)

• Research project "Mediatization of religion in Poland and Russia", (September - December 2015)






• Research project "Mediatization of religion in post-communist societies", grant from the Finnish Academy of Sciences (June - December 2018)

• Research project "The professional ethos of Russian journalists" (September 2016 - June 2017), a grant from the Faculty of Journalism of the Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov

• Research project "Catholic media in Russia and Slovakia" (February - June 2016), a grant from the Government of Slovakia

• Research project "Mediatization of Religion in Poland and Russia", (September - December 2015), grant from the Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Reconciliation, Warsaw, Poland

Employment history

Academic positions

  • Associate Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Journalism Faculty, Sociology of mass communications chair (2010-2020).
  • Senior Research Fellow, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Journalism Faculty, Sociology of mass communications chair (1995-2010).
  • Visiting Professor, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (fall, 2014).
  • Visiting Professor, Linnaeus University (Kalmar, Sweden, spring 2014).
  • Visiting Professor, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2011).
  • Professor, Russian Catholic seminary, Saint-Petersburg (1999-2011).
  • Professor, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Theology College (1995-1998).



  • Editor-in-Chief, Russian National Catholic Weekly Svet Evangelia (1997-2007).
  • Observer, Religion department, RIA Novosti International news agency (2008-2017).



Positions of trust in society and other societal merits


  • Co-Chair, Religion, Communication & Culture working group, International Association for Media & Communication Research - IAMCR
  • Member, National Association of Mass Media Researchers - NAMMI, Russia
  • Member, European Academy of Religion - EuARe, Italy


Other merits


  • Member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Vatican (1996-2001), appointed personally by Pope John Paul II.
  • Advisor to the Pontifical Council for the Social Communications, Vatican (1996-2007) and Radio Vaticana.