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Timofey Bordachev

  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Timofey Bordachev has been at HSE University since 2009.

Education and Degrees

  • 2022

    Doctor of Sciences*
    St Petersburg State University

  • 1999

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Political Science
    St Petersburg State University

  • 1997

    Master's in European Politics & Administration
    College of Europe, Bruges

  • 1995

    Degree in History
    St Petersburg 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2023, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013


1. Strategic management of the CCEIS activities;
2. Coordination of academic research of the Center;
3. Consultation of staff in the preparation and implementation of academic research;
4. Representing the interests of the Center at external events.


Additional information

Deputy chief editor, Journal “Russia in Global Affairs”
Director of Studies, Council of Foreign and Defense Policy (SVOP)
Leading researcher, Europe Institute of Russian Academy of Science
Member, Valdai Discussion Club

Timetable for today

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Session ‘Western Politics and Institutions in New Reality' of the 5th International Conference 'The World Majority in New Realities: the Regional Dimension' 

Session 'Western Politics and Institutions in New Reality' which took place on the first day of the conference, on the 30th of November 2023 (moderator Galina Nikiporets-Takigawa) brought together scientists from the Department of International Regional Studies, other Departments of WE&IA Faculty, and other major research centers working in the field of research of the ‘world minority’. 

Road Map for the Future: Russia’s New Eastward Policy

Today, Russia is striving to develop its relationships with the countries of East and South Asia and the Middle East. Politicians, diplomats, and businesspeople need to be aware of the specifics of Eastern states, their traditions and culture. To develop a new level of relations, it is important to provide high-quality education for Asian studies specialists. This was discussed at the First International Academic Conference ‘Oriental Civilisations: A View from the 21st Century’ hosted by HSE University. The Conference was attended by scientists from Russia, China, Turkey, Japan, Iran, and other countries.

"Asia and Eurasia in a Multipolar World" - an article by T. Bordachev for the Valdai Discussion Club

Main ideas:       
- The purpose of the alliance between China and Russia is national development and ensuring the security of the countries
- Regional cooperation institutions will retain their importance for Russia 
- The main challenge for the Russian Federation is the transformation of neighboring countries into a territorial military base of global powers
- Russian policy in Eurasia is aimed at building relations with the medium and small states. 

CCEIS employees authored Valdai Discussion Club Report

Valdai Discussion Club published "The Iron Frame of Eurasia: Achievements, Problems and Prospects of Continental Connectivity" report, dedicated to the current situation and prospects for the development of logistics and trade ties located both within the Central Asian region and beyond.

HSE Rector: Universities Should Create New Educational and Research Products and Expand Human Capital

How should the universities of the Asia-Pacific region develop in the digital era, what challenges does the Russian labour market face, and what are the prospects of the Far East and Arctic region? These were some of the topics discussed during the first day of the Eastern Economic Forum, which featured the participation of HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov and other HSE University experts.

New Lectures from the X Russian-Chinese School on International Relations are available online

On 19-25 November the X Russian-Chinese School on International Relations was held on the basis of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs.

X International Russian-Chinese Summer School has started

On November, 19 the X International Russian-Chinese School on International Relations has officially opened. The event is held at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. Although the School is held online this year, as well as the most of events this time, the atmosphere has been quite celebratory.

Timofey Bordachev on the reasons for the restraint of Russia's policy in the CIS for the Valdai Discussion Club (10.11.2020)

Timofey Bordachev, the scientific director of CCEIS, published an article "Imperial Restraint of Russia" at the Valdai Discussion Club, in which he analyzes the necessary transformations of the Russian policy in the post-Soviet region.

CCEIS staff participated in the online round table and the HSE analytical report

On May 29, 2020, the Higher School of Economics in cooperation with the Integration club under the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation held an online roundtable discussion “Searching for a new multipolarity architecture: international cooperation of the EAEU”. The event is included in the official distributed programme of the XXI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. During the round table, an expert report was presented, in which the staff of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics took part: T. Bordachev, A.B. Likhacheva, A. Korolev, A. Pyatachkova, Yu.  Belous, M. Zhiyenbayev, D. Malyutina, L. Krashennikova.

Article of Timofey Bordachev for Valdai Discussion Club (02.10.19)

Professor Timofei Bordachev, academic supervisor at CCEIS, published an article “The East’s Rise and the New Russian Foreign Policy” on the website of the Valdai Discussion Club.

CCEIS staff members took part in the international forum “Eurasian Week” in Bishkek

From 25 to 27 September 2019 the 4th international forum “Eurasian Week” was held. The event brought together more than a thousand of expert community representatives, entrepreneurs, state-officials from the EAEU member countries and third countries. “Eurasian Week” is the biggest international business forum on the EAEU territory.

Timofey Bordachev at the International Forum on the Peace Economy

Timofey Bordachev, the CCEIS’s Academic Supervisor, took part in the International Forum on the Peace Economy, held in Seoul on 28 and 29 August 2019

Timofey Bordachev’s article for Valdai Club (03/04/2019)

Timofey Bordachev, the Scientific Supervisor of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS), published the article "What can Russia give Asia?"

Timofey Bordachev’s article for The Korea Times (12.18.2018)

Timofey Bordachev, the Director at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS), published an article titled “Russia's views in the North East Asia” in the e-edition of The Korea Times.

A series of lectures and speeches by Timofey Bordachev in November

In November 2018, the Director of HSE Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) Timofey Bordachev took part in a number of international events involving lectures and speeches.

The first academic exchange program of the EAEU experts opened in HSE

On November 15, the official opening of the academic exchange program between the Eurasian Economic Union countries was held in HSE by Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) as a part of the research project “Developing a Modern Paradigm of the Development of the EAEU with Regard to Global Challenges”.

Timofey Bordachev’s article for «Global Order»

Timofey Bordachev, the Director at the CCEIS, published the article «Strategic Frivolity or New Balance of Power» in the first issue of the scientific magazine about international relations called «Global Order».

Timofey Bordachev’s article for Valdai Club (27.09.2018)

Timofey Bordachev, the Director at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS), published the article «Russia in Central Asia: how to preserve security under the West’s strategic frivolity».

Presentation of the report ‘Toward the Great Ocean – 6: People, History, Ideology,Education. Rediscovering the Identity’

On September 11, 2018, Valdai Discussion Club presented the report called ‘Toward the Great Ocean – 6: People, History, Ideology, Education. Rediscovering the Identity’.

Celebrating 4 Years with Coursera: HSE’s New Online Courses

By early spring, HSE will have launched a range of new courses on Coursera in psychology, computer language analysis, economics, media and international relations.

Towards the Great Ocean – 5: From the turn to the East to Greater Eurasia

The report has been prepared due to the series of research conducted in late 2016-early 2017 and the situation analysis “Turn to the East: A new stage and agenda for co-operation”.

Russian-Chinese School — A Real International Event

The VII International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations ‘Economic Instruments of Foreign Policy in the Modern World’ was held on July 6-13 at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs (Moscow) in full cooperation with the East China Normal University (Shanghai) and with the support of the Gorchakov Fund.

Now in its Sixth Year, Russian-Chinese Summer School Becomes a Truly International Event

On July 6, 2016, the VI International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs came to a close. Run jointly by the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs and East China Normal University, with sponsorship provided by the Gorchakov Fund, this year’s school focused on the role of institutions in the new global governance architecture.

Young Academics Meet Henry Kissinger in Seminar at HSE

On 5th February, American diplomat and political scientist Henry Kissinger visited the HSE Faculty of World Economics and International Affairs. On Kissinger’s initiative the meeting was organised as a seminar for a dozen or so of the brightest young academics at HSE, MGIMO and RAS institutes. The best master’s students were also invited. The event was chaired by Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the Faculty.

'HSE Is the Best Place for Work on Issues in International Relations'

HSE has held the 5th International Relations Russia-China Summer School 'Eurasia 2020: Prospects for cooperation.' The school has been held since 2011 by the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs jointly with the East China Normal University (Shanghai, China). This year it was held with support from the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund. This is the only summer school of this kind held in Russia.

Russia and China Becoming Closer

On July 3-10, the IV International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations, ‘Space and Time in the Eurasian Era,’ took place in Moscow. The event was organized by the HSE and East China Normal University. A total of 15 Russian and 12 Chinese students are taking part in the summer school. The summer school, whose working language is English, is intended for undergraduate and graduate students from Russia and China that are interested in international relations.

Russia Is Emerging as a True Eurasian Power

Russia's collaboration with the countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and Asia in general, was the central theme of the session ‘Integration Processes as a Resource for Internal and External Development’.

Visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the HSE

On June 3rd Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in Moscow, Lee Younho, visited the Higher School of Economics in order to discuss plans for developing cooperation.