Most of labs at the HSE are Research and Teaching Laboratories. They are specially designed not only to conduct basic research, but to involve students – both undergraduate and postgraduate – in their activities. Most laboratories conduct their work through regular research seminars in which anyone interested can participate. Upcoming research seminars can be found in the announcement section of the HSE website. The list of all laboratories is below.
Since 2011, the HSE has been running International Laboratories under the supervision of leading international researchers. They bring together economists, mathematicians, social scientists and other academics from around the world. Detailed information and recent news from international laboratories can be found here.
The HSE also has Project-based Learning Laboratories (Project Laboratories). These labs have a practical orientation and are aimed at attracting students to applied research and project work. The main purpose is to provide graduates not only with a serious fundamental education, but with a set of skills, connections and experience. Working with specific clients on projects in business, consulting, analytics, and in creative fields is an integral part of most students’ education. One example of such a lab is the Laboratory of Financial Markets Analysis.
Finally, there is also a temporary organizational form of research activity involving students at the HSE called Research and Study Groups and Study and Project Groups. These groups are created to conduct a specific research project, and the most successful ones may become Laboratories. Examples of such groups include: Contemporary Metaphysics, Forensic Linguistics & Cross-Language Legal Discourse, Social Studies of Economic Knowledge, Representation Theory, The Study of Visual Culture, and Business Psychology.
Objectives: The key objective of the Laboratory is the stimulation of economic and sociological research; a more active implementation of their results in the educational process; helping the integration of the professional community of economists-sociologists as well as reinforcing it among young researchers and teachers; involving the highest achieving students in research and teaching.
Head: Vadim Radayev
Deputy Head: Svetlana Barsukova
Contact information: Vadim Radaev, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laboratory for Internet Studies (St. Petersburg)
Objectives: The mission of the Laboratory is to study the Internet as a unique social, economic, linguistic and technical phenomenon. The laboratory develops and adapts mathematical methods, algorithms and software.
Head: Olessia Koltsova
Contact information: email@example.com
Objectives: Supporting the interaction of the educational and research processes, development of the modern Russian school of labour economics on the basis of international experience of research into the economics of labour, staff and population, with the use of methods and tools of modern economic analysis.
Head: Sergey Roshchin
Deputy Head: Larisa Smirnykh
Contact information: Larisa Smirnykh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science (St. Petersburg)
Objectives: Integration of educational and research work, support of fundamental and applied research, implementation of these results into the educational process, involving the highest achieving students in research projects and teaching, development of new forms of educational and research work.
Head: Daniil Aleksandrov
Deputy Head: Svetlana Savelieva
Contact information: email@example.com, phone (812) 400-13-47
Objectives: The creation of a modern scientific school of corporate financial and economic analysis in Russia on the basis of international achievements of corporate finance theory and methods of modern empirical research of corporate finance solutions; involving the highest achieving students in research and creation of professional information.
Head: Irina Ivashkovskaya
Deputy Head: Elvina Bayburina
Objective: to focus the efforts of young researchers on the study of topical academic problems related to the correlation between economic development and civil society. The work of this laboratory is closely connected with the educational process and fosters research skills in students as well as promoting the implementation of the obtained result into educational courses.
Head: Leonid Polishchuk
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org (Daria Zubareva)
Objectives: To initiate and support economic and interdisciplinary research in behavioural and experimental economics, implement their results into the educational process, to support the integration of the professional community of experimental economists and its reinforcement with young researchers and teachers, involving the highest achieving students in research work.
Head: Alexey Belyanin
Contact information: Alexey Belyanin, email@example.com
Objectives: The aim of the Laboratory's activity is to focus young researchers' (teachers and students) efforts on research of the most topical scientific problems of monetary theory and the theory of economic growth. Such activity is closely connected with the educational process and develops students' skills in active research work, while at the same time helping to introduce the obtained results into educational courses and lists of problems discussed at seminars.
Head: Vladimir Bessonov
Academic Supervisor: Revold Entov
Contact information: Vladimir Bessonov, Bessonov@hse.ru
bjectives: Stimulating the joint research work of teachers and students of the Faculty of Applied Political Science; supporting the building of the Faculty's scientific school through increasing the role of research in the Faculty's activities, activating scientific discussions, elaborating general research approaches and quality standards etc.; supporting the creation of a quality staff reserve at the faculty in from the highest achieving students.
Head: Valeriya Kasamara
Contact information: Valeriya Kasamara, firstname.lastname@example.org
Head: Dmitry Potapov
Laboratory for Philosophical Studies
The Laboratory for Philosophical Studies is part of HSE Centre for Fundamental Studies. Currently the laboratory staff members work on the project: Metaphilosophy: the disciplinary boundaries of philosophical rationality.
Head: Elena Dragalina-Chernaya
The Laboratory of Cross-Cultural History of Literature is part of HSE Centre for Fundamental Studies.
Head: Yana Linkova
Objectives: The Laboratory aims to develop research and applied projects in the field of higher education. It was established in 2010 with a core goal to attract active students and young researchers into promising projects to contribute into development of higher education in Russia.
Head: Dmitry Semyonov
Objectives: The Lab’s subject of research is issues of conducting analysis of performance and government regulation of financial markets and their constituents (including regulators, financial intermediaries, securities issuers and individual securities that constitute the market).
Head: Tamara Teplova
Contact information: +7 495 772 95 90 ext. 2038
Objectives: The Laboratory’s activities aim to foster innovation in urban planning and development that take into account the new economic trends and city practices related to the advanced use of information technology and promote positive change in Moscow and other Russian cities.
Head: Dmitry Narinsky
Contact information: Phone: +7 (495) 725-30-06; email: email@example.com
Objectives: The Laboratory develops linguistic methods of research in various aspects of culture and interaction between cultural traditions. It aims to bring together specialists working in various human sciences; its core staff consists of linguists who are philologists with a broad background.
Head: Boris Uspensky
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Objectives: Stimulating fundamental theoretic sociological research, accumulating and integrating efforts of individual researchers, actively introducing scientific results into the educational process, involving students in research work.
Head: Alexander Filippov
Deputy Head: Marina Pugachyova
Contact information: Marina Pugachyova, email@example.com
Objectives: Research in contemporary financial engineering, risk management and actuary methods in financial institutions including banks, investment and insurance companies, as well as in real sector companies; stimulating the teachers to actively involve research results (primarily, their own) into the educational process; integration of students into the research process, instilling in them the skills of the creative scientific research and evaluation of the results.
Head: Sergey Smirnov
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Objectives: The lab staff members conduct research on process-aware information systems and process mining. Good examples of PAISs are BPM systems, Workflow Management systems, ERP systems, and case handling systems. Our main goal is to develop new methods and approaches in modelling, analysis, and design of such systems.
Head: Irina Lomazova
Contact information: email@example.com
Laboratory for Analysis and Modeling of Institutional Dynamics
Objective: to study economic institutions and institutional changes in the social sphere, primarily in the system of education; to model and carry out scenario analysis of modernization in the system of administration and economic mechanisms in education; to implement analytical support of decisions made by executive bodies in educational and social policy as well as in public administration.
Head: Svetlana Popova
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laboratory for Corporate Innovative Systems Research (St. Petersburg)
Objective: to create a competitive research and educational center which carries out fundamental and applied research in corporate innovative systems and develops recommendations on innovative and industrial policy for lawmaking and executive bodies.
Head: Elena Rogova
Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Studies in Non-Commercial Sector
Objective: to promote studies in the non-commercial sector, to actively implement them in the educational process, to promote integration among the professional community of civil society researchers and its reinforcement with young researchers and lecturers, as well as to involve the highest achieving students in research and teaching.
Head: Irina Mersiyanova
Laboratory for Macro-Structural Modeling of the Russian Economy
Objective: to carry out fundamental and applied research in macro-structural economic modeling, including joint projects with the research centers of international universities; to prepare recommendations on the improvement of the state policy, participation in preparation of information and analytical papers and expert work on the basis of academic research; to develop new disciplines for undergraduate and master’s courses and to train postgraduate and doctoral students affiliated with the laboratory.
Head: Grigoriy Kantorovich
Contact information: Julia Smirnova, email@example.com, (495)771-32-27*1128
Laboratory for Research in Business Communications
Objectives: The key task of the Laboratory is to unite students and teachers from difference HSE faculties who are studying the opportunities for integrated communications to positively influence the business climate in the country as well as restoring trust between the business community and the state, the state and society, society and business etc. The task of the Laboratory is providing a place for research to build a professional community in the area of communications at the HSE .
Head: Valentina Kirillina
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laboratory of Entrepreneurship Research
Objective: to stimulate interdisciplinary studies of entrepreneurship as a complex socio-economic phenomenon, to actively implement their results into the educational process, to promote integration of the professional community and its reinforcement by young researchers and teachers, to involve the highest acheiving students in research and teaching.
Academic Supervisor: Alexander Chepurenko
Head of the laboratory: Vladimir Elakhovsky
Contact information: Tatyana Chernyshkova, email@example.com, (495)772-9590*2002
Laboratory of Information Law
Objectives: to promote fundamental research in law development in the information society; to promote development of the Russian national school of information law, telecommunication law and computer law in the context of information technology development; to stimulate applied studies in information law; to actively introduce the results of research in the educational process. The work of the laboratory aims to attract outstanding students to academic research and teaching.
Head: Irina Bogdanovskaya
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laboratory of Macroeconomic Analysis
Objectives: Purposeful input in the creation of the academic environment in the HSE; creation of the conditions for individual and group research activities in macroeconomics at the HSE; systematic involvement of the students in research into macroeconomics.
Leading Research Fellow: Sergey Pekarski
Deputy Head: Sergey Merzlyakov
Contact information: Sergey Pekarski, email@example.com
Laboratory of Network Organizational Forms
The strategic goal of the laboratory’s work is to create an effective mechanism of development and distribution in the professional sphere of cutting-edge theoretical approaches and practical technologies of network structures management.
Head: Olga Tretyak
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laboratory of Social and Demographic Policies
Objectives: The main theme of research at the Laboratory is the development of suggestions for the improvement of management in the key areas of social and demographic policies (family, migration, health care etc.) in Russia and its regions.
Head: Anatoly Vishnevsky
Contact information: email@example.com
Laboratory of Theoretical Research in Law and State
Objectives: Integration of researchers representing the Russian "libertarian law" scientific school; creation of modern legal dogma, including the legal theory of the state; supporting the teaching of theoretical jurisprudence at the Faculty of Law and other HSE faculties.
Head: Vladimir Chetvernin
Contact information: Vladimir Chetvernin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laboratory of Theory and Practice of Decision-Making Support Systems (Nizhny Novgorod)
Objectives: Creation of an effective mechanism of development and distribution in education and the professional environment of cutting-edge theoretical methods and practical technologies of decision-making support with the use of ICT and through the development of project-oriented educational programmes, attracting HSE NN branch teachers to research and investigate effective solutions for important practical problem situations, launch of new, and support of existing, fundamental and applied research projects in the area of decision-making support systems.
Head: Eduard Babkin
Centre for Medieval Studies
Head: Mikhail Boytsov
- To carry out basic, applied, and multidisciplinary research on the human mind (perception, attention, memory, and thought), as well as on cognitive tasks and how the results of these processes are embodied in actual behaviour
- To involve HSE instructors and undergraduate and graduate students in the Laboratory’s research, and to use the results of the Lab’s research in HSE’s academic process
- To prepare new academic programmes and teaching materials as part of HSE’s school of psychology and other related disciplines
Head: Igor Utochkin
Contact information: Igor Utochkin, email@example.com
Laboratory for Monitoring the Risks of Socio-Political Destabilization
Head: Andrey Korotayev
Head: Sergey Kurginyan
Contact information: Sergey Kurginyan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Objectives: The laboratory aims to create of a world-class research centre capable of supplying the academic staff needed to solve fundamental theoretical and practical tasks in computer science, in particular those related to big data processing techniques.
Head: Andrey Ustyuzhanin
Contact information: Artem Glazistov (email@example.com)
Laboratory of Linguistic Conflict Resolution Studies and Contemporary Communicative Practices
Head: Maxim Krongauz
Contact information: Alexander Piperski (firstname.lastname@example.org)