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Alexander Balyshev

  • Vice Rector, Senior Director for Basic Research
  • Director :Centre for Fundamental Studies
  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Alexander Balyshev has been at HSE University since 2013.


Organising activities for conducting fundamental studies, including research carried out according to HSE University state assignments.

  • Supervising the activity of the Centre for Fundamental Studies;
  • Coordinating the activity of the Scientometrics Centre;
  • Coordinating the activity of the Centre for Scholarly Integration;
  • Coordinating the activity of the Office for Research Evaluation.

Solving issues of financial and logistical support for the supervised units.

Education and Degrees

  • 2011
  • 2005

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

  • 2005

    Doctoral programme
    Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

  • 2003

    Degree in Pharmacy
    Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

* 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.


'The Teams Engaged in The New Projects Have Every Opportunity to Achieve Exceptional Scientific Outcomes'

HSE University has announced the results of the first Competition of Joint Basic Research Projects 'International Academic Cooperation' held from December 11, 2023, to April 8, 2024. Highly successful research teams at HSE University, having extensive experience in collaborating with international partners, took part in the competition. A total of 25 applications were submitted from departments across HSE University's campuses.

‘University Life in Partnership with Artificial Intelligence’

HSE University is one of the leaders in IT education and research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Thanks to this, the university recently received the highest grant of the Priority 2030 programme. The integration of AI technologies into education is set to become a strategic direction for the university’s development over the next five years. What changes are coming to HSE University in this regard and how they will affect students and teachers? These issues were discussed at a meeting of HSE University’s Academic Council on December 20.

‘This Is an Attempt to See if Science Fits You’

HSE University has hosted the latest in a series of adaptation seminars for research assistants. Representatives of the Centre for Scholarly Integration and the Centre for Student Academic Development told aspiring scientists about the opportunities afforded by participation in projects at HSE’s scientific laboratories, while experienced research assistants shared their cases.

Results of HSE University’s Mirror Laboratories Contest Announced

This year, HSE University held the Mirror Laboratories project contest for the fourth time. A total of 19 applications were submitted to the contest from 16 HSE University research departments partnered with 16 organisations from 14 Russian regions. Following the contest results, 10 research projects received support.

'We Wanted to Create an Opportunity for Intercampus Teams to Engage in Promising Studies'

HSE University has announced the winners of the Project Competition in Basic Science Research for Intercampus Departments. The competition, which the university is organising for the first time, will provide funding to 10 research teams working on five topics. Four of the winning projects will be implemented by new research departments formed as a result of the competition.

‘To Be One of the Top Three Nominees Alongside Two Amazing Scholars Was Already Unexpected’

At the 2019 Golden HSE Award Ceremony, which coincided with HSE’s 27th anniversary, Aigul Mavletova, an HSE alumna and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, was awarded the Golden Citation Award. HSE News Service spoke with the recipient of the ‘award within an award’ about why research is more interesting than business.

Results of Competition for Research and Teaching Laboratories Announced

This year, HSE has supported the founding of 10 new Research and Teaching Laboratories (RTLs) in various fields, from cognitive psychology and computer modeling, to international justice and economics of sports.

HSE Basic Research Programme Publishes 1,000th Working Paper

The 1,000th working paper, which came out this November, discusses how innovative companies in the U.S. fund projects. Its authors are Anastasia Stepanova and Maria Kokoreva, research fellows at the HSE Corporate Finance Center, and Kirill Povkh, first-year Master’s student in the Corporate Finance programme.