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Valeriya Utkina

  • Valeriya Utkina has been at HSE University since 2013.


  • 2012

    Doctoral programme in Economics, Knowledge Management
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, School of Public Administration

  • 2009

    Degree in Strategic public administration
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, School of Public Administration

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

February 19-21, 2013 "From Research to Business Seminar on Innovation Commercialization", Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

July 2013 Ljubljana Summer School «Take the Best from East & West», Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

August 2015 “Gender, Culture and Politics” course, Department of Philosophy, History, Arts & Culture, University of Helsinki, Finland

September-December 2017 “Teach for HSE”, NRU Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

November 2019 “Pishem, chtoby uchit'sya”, NRU Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

January 2020 Winter school "Gender-LIKBEZ 2.0.", European University at St. Petersburg, School of Sociology, St. Petersburg, Russia

February 2022 Women's Leadership course, University of York, Centre for Global Programmes, York, UK 

Awards and Accomplishments

Young Faculty Support Programme (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2015)

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)


2021-currently. Member of the project group 'Policymaking as sense-making: the social construction of contested social problems by state frontline workers who directly interact with citizens'. his research is supported by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HSE University.

2020. Academy of Finland, Researcher mobility to Finlan

2020-2021 Head of the project group 'Women and Gender in Public Administration'. This research is supported by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HSE University. 

2019. Koschnick-Grant, Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO) at the University of Bremen (Bremen, Germany);

Expedition to Vladivostok, Primorskiy Territory – grant of the Rediscover Russia project (NRU HSE);

2018-2020 Co-head of the Research group "Comparative Analysis of Male and Female Presence in Public Authorities" within the framework of the Academic Fund Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in 2018 (grant № 18–05–0049) and by the Russian Academic Excellence Project "5-100".


  • 2018
    ASPA - American Society for Public Administration (Денвер). Presentation: Professionalization of female civil servants in modern Russia
  • 2017
    25th NISPAcee Annual Conference, 2017: "Innovation Governance in the Public Sector" (Казань). Presentation: Womens Motives to Study Public Administration: Russian Case
  • 2016
    Работники с семейными обязанностями на рынке труда: проблемы и вызовы в условиях социальных реформ (Москва). Presentation: Работники с семейными обязанностями на государственной гражданской службе
  • 2015
    23rd NISPAcee Annual Conference "Insourcing and/or outsourcing. How do they contribute to the public administration reform?" (Тбилиси). Presentation: Stages of Municipal Service Reform in the Russian Federation: Expectations and Results
  • 2014
    BASEES Annual Conference, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (Cambridge). Presentation: Knowledge management implementation in Russian local government: A conceptual Framework
  • 22nd NISPAcee Annual Conference 2014 "Government vs. Governance in Central and Eastern Europe" (Будапешт). Presentation: Professional Development of Municipal Servants as 'Knowledge Workers' in Transnational Economy: Problems and Prospects
  • 2013
    The 21st NISPAcee Annual Conference "Regionalisation and Inter-regional Cooperation” (Белград). Presentation: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION IN RUSSIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT – NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE


Timetable for today

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Customs, Career Choices and Self-discrimination: Why Women Earn Less

Experts from the World Bank and HSE University discussed the gender gap in salaries in different countries and the impact of socio-cultural, economic and behavioural factors on differences in earnings.

Lecture of Valentina Frolova during class 'Gender and Development'

On February, 25, during class "Gender and Development", Valentina Frolova, lawyer of the Union of Women's NGOs, gave a guest lecture in the format of a round table. Students of "Population and Development", "Comparative Social Research programmes as well as international students and professors - Olga Isupova and Valeria Utkina attended the event.

Valeria Utkina’s lecture in the Sakharov’s Center

On October 18, the Sakharov Center hosted a lecture by Valeria Utkina, senior lecturer at the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences.

Helsinki: gender and technologies

How are international conferences held? How to get to them, how succeed and what difficulties you may face with? The participants of the Research and study group “Comparative Study of the Situation of Women and Men in Public Authorities” experienced it visiting two scientific conferences at Helsinki.

Students of the programme in the State Duma of the Russian Federation

Students visited the plenary session of State Duma as part of the course “Theory and Practice of Public Administration”. Two study tours to the Lower House of the Federal Assembly of Russia were organized for the “Population and Development” master’s students. Consolidating received knowledge and an understanding of the applied competences of a public servant in Russia were the main objectives of these educational tours.

Round table 'Violence in modern society and the fight against it' for the HSE master's students with the experts from "Nasiliu.net" ("Stop.Violence") and Consortium of Women’s NGO

On May 22, students of the Master's Program 'Population and Development' and and 'Comparative Social Research' took part in the round table 'Violence in the modern society and the fight against it' within the course 'Gender and Development'. Guest experts took part in the round table: founder and the director of the NGO 'Center for dealing with the problem of violence "Nasiliu.net" ("Stop.Violence")' and a lawyer from Consortium of Women’s NGOs Valentina Frolova.

Presentation of the "Protection of the rights of vulnerable groups in the labor sphere" collection with the article by Valeria Utkina and Susanna Gasparyan

On April 10, 2019, in the office of the Fund "Steps" together with the coalition "Equality in labor" was a presentation of the collection "Protection of the rights of vulnerable groups in the labor sphere", dedicated to the Day of equal pay. 

Gender and Governance International Conference at the University of Helsinki

On March 28-29th, the Gender and Governance International Conference, jointly organized by the Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) and the Research group 'Comparative Study of the Situation of Women and Men in Public Authorities' from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Higher School of Economics (Moscow), was held in Helsinki. Members and Heads of the HSE study group and researchers and professors from the University of Helsinki presented their reports at the event.

Valeria Utkina at the round table “Women at Work: Discrimination, Gender Stereotypes and Workplace Violence”

Valeria Utkina, co-head of RSG, made a presentation on "Career women in the civil service: opportunities and limitations."

Student Winners to Research Cheating in Online Courses

HSE has announced the winners of the Academicus Modus competition of student projects. They will receive a year-long grant for their research, the results of which will be published in an academic journal.

Student Research Club Founded at HSE

ΧΣΕ– ChiSigmaEpsilon – is the name of a new association for students who love science and who want to better understand the academic side of university life. This Research Club will help them develop their skills in research, teaching, and consulting, as well as supporting their participation in applied projects.

Women in Public Administration

Today, on the 30th of January, the first research seminar of our Group was held

Research group "Comparative Analysis of Male and Female Presence in Public Authorities" conducted their first academic meeting!

RSG commenced its operations

Conference in Budapest

On October 15-16, an international conference ‘Public Service Innovation and the Delivery of Effective Public Services’ was held in Budapest. The event was organized by the National University of Public Service (Hungary) and the University of Edinburgh (Great Britain). S. Osborne and R. Carmen, two  scholars renowned for their innovations in public administration, also took part in the event.  

Conference in Budapest

On 15-16 October the international conference Public Service Innovation and the Delivery of Effective Public Services was held in Budapest, organised by the National University of Public Service (Hungary) and the University of Edinburgh (UK). Participants includes leading scholars in the introduction of innovation into public management, such as Stephen Osborne and R. Carmen.