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Alexander Chepurenko

  • Tenured Professor (2016)
  • Distinguished Professor (2019)
  • Alexander Chepurenko has been at HSE University since 2004.


Academic Supervisor of the School of Sociology

Education and Degrees

  • 1990

    Doctor of Sciences* in Economics

  • 1982

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1977

    Degree in Economics
    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.

Additional information

Membership in academic communities and professional associations:

Since 2007 – editorial board member at Mir Rossii (World of Russia) journals

Since 2006 – board member of the Community of Professional Sociologists

Since 2005 until 2011  – Vice President of the European Council for Small Business (ECSB)

Since 2003 until 2017 – President of the National Institute for System Studies of Entrepreneurship

1996-2011 - member of the Public Expert's Council on Small Business under the Moscow Mayor and Government

Courses (2019/2020)

Editorial board membership

  • Member of the editorial board of the journal "Foresight and STI Governance" since 2020

  • 2010: Member of the Editorial Board, Мониторинг общественного мнения: экономические и социальные перемены.

  • 2006: Member of the Editorial Council, Мир России: Социология, этнология.


Chepurenko A. (2015) The foreign scientific foundations’ role in the cross-border mobility of Russian academics,  International Journal of Manpower, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp. 562 – 584.


Entrepreneurial potential in Russian society: GEM Russia (2006-2008)

Over 10 applied and fundamental research projects implemented in 1990s and 2000s with the support from Russian Foundation for Humanities, TACIS, INTAS, Volkswagen Foundation, Moscow Public Scientific Fund, Ford Foundation, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Chepurenko A. Entrepreneurial activity under ‘transition’. In: Context, Process and gender in Entrepreneurship. Blackburn R., Hytti U., Welter F. (eds.). Elgar, 2015, p.6-22.

Member of the editorial board of the "Central European Business Review"

Timetable for today

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HSE University Attracts More International Students

The results of the 2021/22 international admissions campaign were presented at the recent meeting of the HSE University Academic Council. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, 2,055 students from 156 countries enrolled this year at HSE University.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship programs

A presentation of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship programs was held online on the 1st of July. This workshop was a part of a joint HSE University and FUB project “Populism and New Conservatism in East and West: Socio-Economic and Political Patterns at the Beginning of the 21st Century” supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship programs

A presentation of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship programs was held online on the 1st of July. This workshop was a part of a joint HSE University and FUB project “Populism and New Conservatism in East and West: Socio-Economic and Political Patterns at the Beginning of the 21st Century” supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

‘Even if You’ve Launched Your Own Startup Once, You Begin to See Opportunities Everywhere and Stand More Firmly on Your Own Two Feet’

This year, the minor with the highest student enrollment at HSE University is the ‘Startup from Scratch: Creating Your own Business’, offered by the Department of Innovation Management. In September, 500 students from all four HSE’s campuses will begin studying the art of entrepreneurship. This number is less than half of the students who applied: in total, the minor course received more than 1,700 applications. Associate Professor Margarita Zobnina, who supervises the minor, spoke with the news service about why students from different faculties want to learn the secrets of a successful business, what skills they gain in the minor, and how they expand their professional networks.

HSE Staff Members Receive Honour Awards

HSE staff members were awarded honour awards of the university at the meeting of the Academic Council that was held on December 21.

HSE Staff Members Receive University Medals and Notes of Acknowledgement

On October 22, some university staff members were awarded HSE medals and notes of acknowledgement from the Rector.

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’.

HSE Book Series Published by Springer

Springer, one of the world's leading publishers of scientific literature, has launched a new book series, entitled ‘Societies and political orders in transition’. The series has been initiated by the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences, and three HSE representatives are members of the series International Advisory Board, with the other four members coming from universities in Germany, UK and the USA.

New Tenured Professors at HSE

On April 29, 2016 at the Academic Council meeting 25 HSE Professors were conferred the status of Tenured Professor.

Russian-American Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

On March 14th, 2016, an Russian-American seminar on social entrepreneurship and social innovation was held at the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Studies. Jeffrey Robinson, Alexandra Moskovskaya, Alexander Chepurenko and several Russian social entrepreneurs took part in the event.

HSE and Freie Universitaet Berlin Expand Their Cooperation

An Agreement of Cooperation between National Research University Higher School of Economics and Freie Universitaet Berlin has been signed ‘to further the effective and mutually beneficial cooperation’.

New Foresight: Effective Solutions in Challenging Areas 

In the latest issue of ‘Foresight’ (2015, Vol. 9, No 2) consideration is given to the long-term prospects of the market of hybrid cars and nuclear energy, development of entrepreneurship, and the factors behind people's willingness to engage in continuing education; new tools to assess the quality of research are also proposed.

HSE to Join SESS.EuroPhD Consortium

HSE has been officially invited to join the European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies (SESS.EuroPhD) Consortium starting from the 2015/2016 academic year. At a recent annual seminar held in Rome, all the participants expressed a strong interest in HSE becoming a full member of the consortium.

The Future of Business Depends on Developing Countries

The 6th International Summer School ‘Exploring Entrepreneurship’ in Moscow has come to an end. At the school, students from Russian, Dutch, British and other European universities tried to identify the main factors that will influence the future development of small and medium-sized businesses around the world.

Evgeny Yasin: ‘The HSE, the New Economic School and Gaidar Institute Are Restoring Research to the Pre-Revolutionary Level in Russia’

Today, HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin celebrates his 80th birthday. The HSE News Service congratulates him, and in honour of the celebration, is publishing an extract from Andrey Kolesnikov’s book ‘Dialogues with Evgeny Yasin’.

Countries with Transitional Economies are Abandoning Political Reform

On December 12, 2013, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) presented its report ‘Stuck in Transition?’ at the HSE. The report focuses on post-Soviet and post-socialist countries.

‘Our Laboratory Is an Integrated Part of International Research’

Taking part in major international conferences and getting published in international academic journals is all in a day’s work for students working at the Scientific Laboratory for Research on Entrepreneurship (NULIP) at HSE. We asked Artyom Gudkov, a master’s student at ICEF and member of staff at NULIP to tell us about his work, published in the international peer-reviewed ‘Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship’.

Changing Europe Summer School: the Advantages of Interdisciplinary Approach

The 7th International ‘Changing Europe’ Summer School took place at the start of August in Moscow. The event was organized by the Higher School of Economics and the University of Bremen Research Centre for East European Studies.

Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Scholarship Holders at the HSE

On May 3rd and 4th 2011, the annual meeting of the Association of Russian Holders of Scholarships from the Chancellor of Germany and an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation seminar. It included a presentation of projects by 2012 scholarship holders.

Cooperation with the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences

On March 13th, as part of the visit of a delegation from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (France) (Ecole des autes études en sciences sociales, EHESS) to the HSE, a cooperation agreement was signed between the two universities.

Discovering Entrepreneurship

An international Summer school organized by the HSE Laboratory for Entrepreneurship Research and the Netherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS) at the University of Twente (Enschede), the Netherlands, was held this August. Alexander Chepurenko, Academic Supervisor of the Laboratory and Dean of the HSE Faculty of Sociology, told us about this school.