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Daniil A. Alexandrov

  • Tenured Professor (2018)
  • Distinguished Professor (2018)
  • Daniil A. Alexandrov has been at HSE University since 2010.

Education and Degrees

  • 1996

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in History of Science and Technology
    S.I. Vavilov Institute of History of Natural Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 1980

    Zhdanov Leningrad 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Editorial board membership


  • 2007: Member of the Editorial Board, Вопросы государственного и муниципального управления.


  • 2019
    International School Choice and Reform Conference (Лиссабон). Presentation: School Choice and Signals: Schools Signaling Parents
  • Санкт-Петербургская международная конференция по неравенству и многообразию (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Идентичность и идентификация детей-мигрантов
  • 2018
    Networks in the Global World (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Relation between social status and academic achievement in school: analysis of friendship and antipathy networks
  • 2017
    INAS 2017 10th Conference of the International Network of Analytical Sociologists (Осло). Presentation: Segregation in Secondary Schools in St. Petersburg
  • XVIII Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Выбор школы родителями: восприятие сигналов.
  • XVIII Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Образовательная миграция из России в Китай. Данные социальных медиа
  • 2016
    XXXVI Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) (Newport Beach, CA). Presentation: Students’ popularity, achievement and school assessment
  • XXXVI Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) (Newport Beach, CA). Presentation: Adolescents’ antipathy networks: does migration history and minority status matter?
  • 2015
    International Conference on Computational Social Science (Helsinki). Presentation: Virtual Caucasus on VK Social Networking Site


Timetable for today

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‘We Managed to Capture the Diverse Landscape of Higher Education in India’

A delegation from HSE University in St Petersburg has visited universities in India. HSE representatives attended eight universities, and held meetings with management, teachers, and researchers. Here, participants talk about their impressions, cooperation agreements and some cultural peculiarities of India.

HSE and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Agree on Joint Research Projects

HSE University-St Petersburg and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), a leading Indian university, have agreed to launch joint research projects in the field of social, political studies, humanities, and data analysis for master's students. On the Russian side, this work will be coordinated by the HSE St Petersburg School of Social Sciences.

'Sociologists Need to Know How to Work Both with People and Data'

The Bachelor's programme 'Sociology and Social Informatics' is well suited to those interested in public processes, people's lives and data analysis. The programme offers state-funded places and fee-paying places for foreign students. We talked about the specifics and advantages of the programme with its academic supervisor Anna Nemirovskaya.

'I Have Never Regretted Entering 'Sociology' Programme'

Alina Kamanina is a graduate of the Bachelor's Programme 'Sociology and Social Informatics' at HSE University – Saint Petersburg. She has been working as a game analyst in 'G5 Entertainment AB' company for two years. We talked to the graduate about how she entered the game industry, what criteria she used to choose a university and why critical thinking is the main university skill, in her opinion.

New Master’s Programme 'Data Analytics for Politics and Society' Celebrates a 'New Year'

Ksenia Tenisheva, Academic Supervisor of the Programme, tells our editorial board about the programme's 'big start', its talented students and reveals ambitious plans for the future.

Between St. Petersburg and Moscow: International Lab Researchers Create a New Theoretical School

In Russia, 2021 was declared the Year of Science and Technology. HSE has always paid special attention to the development of science, and more than 40 international laboratories have played an important role in the development of the university as a world research centre. One of the University’s first such laboratories was theRonald F. Inglehart Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR), named after its academic supervisor at the time, American sociologist and political scientist Ronald Inglehart. HSE News Service spoke with LCSR Laboratory Head and professor of sociology Eduard Ponarin (HSE – St. Petersburg) about the Laboratory’s work over the past decade.

Sociology in Education and Science Laboratory on the ID Conference 

In the middle of October 2019, a big conference took place: the ID Conference, dedicated to the subjects of migration and diversity. Sociology in Education and Science Laboratory has organized a whole section on this conference - a section on «Migration, inequality, and identity», as well as presented works by Daniel Alexandrov and Svetlana Savelieva. 
What topics were discussed in this section, why we need to talk about migration, and why it’s important to look at both theoretical and practical sides of it - you can read in new material.

20 Things You Might Not Know About HSE - St. Petersburg

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, HSE’s St Petersburg campus came up with the slogan ‘Time to Make Your Dreams Come True.’

HSE Staff Members Awarded Status of Tenured Professor

On June 22, several HSE lecturers and staff members were awarded the status of Tenured Professor at a meeting of HSE Academic Council. Sixteen HSE staff members became Distinguished Professors at the Higher School of Economics for the first time.

Neighbours: Who is Close to HSE in Rankings. Part 2, Sociology

We continue talking about universities that are alongside HSE in the 51–100 group in various subject areas in the QS ranking. Today we have sociologists speaking about their ‘neighbours in the ranking’.

The Second International Conference “Digital Transformation & Global Society” (DTGS’17)

The Second International Conference “Digital Transformation & Global Society” (DTGS’17) was held between 21 and 23 June, 2017, to address various issues of information society development. The conference was co-organized by the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg) and the ITMO University.

The Higher School of Economics at SPIEF

This year, the Higher School of Economics (Moscow and St. Petersburg branches) not only participated in the programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, but also had its own stand at the SPIEF Investment and Business Expo.

International Student Research Conference at HSE St. Petersburg

On February 2-3, 2017 the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg hosted the International Student Research Conference. The campus became a meeting point for young researchers and professors from Belarus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Norway, Portugal, Russia, the UK, and Ukraine.  For two days, participants attended lectures delivered by keynote speakers, presented posters and discussed issues of social informatics, applied data analysis, regional planning and development, sustainable tourism and development, modern Asia, finance, economic growth, logistics, usable pasts and political science. Sessions covered a wide variety of research interests.

Research Internship at Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science in St. Petersburg

Since the beginning of this academic year, Marika Sharashenidze has been a research intern at theLaboratory of Sociology in Education and Science (LSES) in St. Petersburg.

Web Science-2017 in Saint-Petersburg!

We are happy to congratulate our colleagues on winning in WSTNet Web science Summer School competitive proposal procedure!

HSE Researchers Present Their Study on Educational Migration

Research projects on social informatics of the Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science have been presented at two conferences in Germany.

HSE Academic Was Opponent for Dissertation Defence in Estonia

On 25 November Deputy Director of HSE St Petersburg Daniil Alexandrov acted as an opponent for a PhD dissertation defence at Tartu University. In many European countries dissertation defence opponents are often colleagues from abroad. To be invited is a sign of respect for an academic and boosts the credit his or her university as a whole.   


of adolescents living in rural areas want to leave school after the 9th grade.


of students who attend schools in the inner Moscow suburbs are children whose native language is not Russian.

Oxford Professor Visits HSE in Saint Petersburg

At the invitation of the Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science, renowned sociologist and statistician Tom Snijders is visiting HSE St. Petersburg on March 9-12. Dr. Snijders is a Professor at Oxford University (Great Britain), an emeritus fellow of Nuffield College, and a Professor at the University of Groningen (Netherlands).


of school-age students participate in scientific and technical clubs, especially in mathematics and computer science. These pursuits turned out to be rather uncommon.

Russian Network Analysis Begins at the HSE

The HSE has set up a new International Laboratory for Applied Network Analysis. The lab’s Academic Supervisor, Professor at Indiana University, Stanley S. Wasserman and Deputy Dean for International Relations at the HSE Faculty of Management, Valentina Kuskova talked to the News Service about the aims of the new laboratory.

HSE Sociologists  in Europe

The conference ESA 2013 – Crisis, Critique and Change took place in Turin, in Italy at the end of August 2013. It was organized jointly by the ESA and the Turin University Department of Culture, Politics and Society. Three papers from the Laboratory for Sociology Education and Science at HSE Saint Petersburg Campus were presented at the conference.

New, but Already Successful

On November 25th a reporting conference of the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) on ‘Comparative Sociology in Quantitative Perspective’ was held at the HSE.