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Alexander Kostinskiy

  • Alexander Kostinskiy has been at HSE University since 2013.

Education and Degrees

  • 1991

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Plasma Physics
    Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 1981

    Degree in Teaching Physics and Mathematics
    Shevchenko Voroshilovgrad State Teacher Training Institute

* 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

Winner of the HSE University Best Russian Research Paper Competition – 2021


• Coordinates the development of goals, long-term and current (annual) plans for the development of international scientific activities of MIEM;

• Coordinates the development of programs for the development of partnerships with foreign institutes, research centers and universities;

• Coordinates the creation of educational courses for international students;

• Coordinates the development of plans for the research work of the institute in terms of work with foreign partners;

• Coordinates the development of a plan for scientific publications and publications in terms of work with foreign partners;

• Coordinates the development of a strategy for the institute's participation in foreign competitions and grants;

• Responsible for organizing scientific programs and cooperation agreements with foreign organizations;

• Coordinates the development of criteria, assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of units and processes in scientific areas of activity in terms of work with foreign partners;

• Submits proposals for improving management processes in scientific activities in terms of work with foreign partners;

• Organizes the preparation of proposals for the thematic plan of the fundamental research program in terms of interaction with foreign partners;

• Organizes informing the Institute staff about the procedure for applying for international grants and events;

• Carries out / organizes monitoring of foreign grants of scientific foundations and organizes, according to the directions of the institute, informing employees about the procedure for submitting applications for foreign grants of scientific foundations and organizations;

• Supervises / coordinates the creation of new scientific departments of the Institute in terms of work with foreign partners;

• Searches for and coordinates the support of international contacts with leading scientific organizations on scientific topics of MIEM;

• Participates in the planning and organization of international student exchanges;

• Provides interaction with the Scientific Student Society.

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)


Employment history

2017 - up to now - Deputy Director of MIEM, National Research University - Higher School of Economics

2016-2017 Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Physics, National Research University Higher School of Economics

2013-2016 - Head of the Academic Expertise Department, National Research University Higher School of Economics

2009-2013 - Head of Infrastructure Projects Department

2007-2009 - Director of educational and popular science programs of the State Corporation "Rosnano"

Timetable for today

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New International Laboratory to Study Lighting Flashes and Volcanic Lightning

HSE University has launched a new International Laboratory for the Study and Assessment of Dangerous Geophysical Phenomena. Alexander Kostinskiy, Head of the Laboratory and Deputy Director of HSE MIEM, explains the laboratory’s future work, its important research and practical applications, and the role of international cooperation in the new laboratory.

HSE University to Establish Four New International Labs

Two international laboratories will be created at the HSE University Institute of Electronics and Mathematics, one at the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology, and one at the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology. The four projects were selected from a total of 17 applications.

MIEM HSE Scientists Come Closer to Unraveling the Mystery of Cloud Lightning Movement

At the general meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), held on April 23, research by Alexander Kostinskiy, Vladimir Rakov and Mikhail Andreev conducted in collaboration with their colleagues from academic institutes on the modeling and development of lightning was acknowledged as one of the most significant Russian scientific achievement in 2018.

HSE Physics Students to Help Create Map of Universe

The Higher School of Economics is welcoming its first class of students to the Faculty of Physics. The new faculty is unique in that it fosters a close relationship between education and science. At the Space Research Institute, for instance, future master’s students will create devices to study space plasma, analyse data from satellites, and learn to determine space weather.