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Mikhail Y. Blinkin

  • Tenured Professor (2013)
  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Mikhail Y. Blinkin has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 1983
    Senior Research Fellow
  • 1978

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science
    Thesis Title: Macroscopic Models of Traffic Flow in the Traffic Control Systems on Motorways

  • 1970

    Degree in Mathematics
    Lomonosov Moscow 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Mentor's Seminar "Transport Planning" (Master’s programme; Faculty of Urban and Regional Development; 1 year, 1, 2, 4 module)Rus

Courses (2020/2021)

Transport Planning (Master’s programme; Faculty of Urban and Regional Development; 1 year, 2, 3 module)Rus

Courses (2019/2020)

Transport Planning (Master’s programme; Faculty of Urban and Regional Development; 1 year, 2, 3 module)Rus

Courses (2017/2018)

Introduction to Urban Studies (Minor; Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism; 1, 2 module)Rus


Научные интересы

  • Топологическая алгебра и алгебраическая топология
  • Математическая экономика
  • Теория транспортных потоков
  • Управление движением и перевозками
  • Безопасность дорожного движения
  • Экономические и институциональные проблемы дорожного хозяйства
  • Транспортная политика
  • Городское транспортное планирование

Research Fields

  • Transport policy
  • Urban studies
  • Urban transportation planning
  • Economic and institutional problems of road infrastructure
  • Mathematical theory of traffic flow
  • Traffic engineering
  • Road safety

Membership of Public and Expert Bodies

  • Head of the Transport Section of the government project “Strategy 2020” (2011–2012)
  • Member of the Government of the Russian Federation's Advisory Council
  • Member of the Working Group on Sectoral and Infrastructure Policy within the President of Russia's Economic Council
  • Member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Member of the Civic Chamber of Moscow
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Public Transport's (UITP) Eurasian Division
  • Member of the Coordinating Council for the Development of the Transport System of Moscow and the Moscow Region

Additional Data

  • Senior Research Fellow in Roads and Road Transportation (1988). 
  • Financial Analyst (Certificate of The London School of Economics and Political Science, 1992). 
  • Author (co-author, science editor) of more than 250 scientific publications and research papers; one of the most published and cited Russian experts in the field of urban and transportation planning. 

‘If You Want to Expand Your Knowledge and Learn to Solve Problems As a Professional, You Need HSE University’

HSE University has held its first online meetup for those planning to apply for a master's degree. University experts discussed how a master's degree can change people's lives and careers, what the development trajectories of graduates and young professionals might be, and why lifelong learning is becoming increasingly popular. In addition, representatives of the University Admissions Committee spoke about admission to HSE University in 2022.

HSE Experts Discuss the Situation in the Country with Presidential Aide Maxim Oreshkin

HSE University academics held a discussion with Maxim Oreshkin, presidential aide and graduate of the HSE University, as part of theXXIII Yasin (April) International Academic Conference. They talked about the current socioeconomic situation and the future of Russia's development. The discussion was moderated by HSE Academic SupervisorYaroslav Kuzminov.

10 Promises Made by HSE on HSE Day

In 2020 the world changed, and so did HSE. Classes were held over Zoom, exams were taken online with proctoring, Meladze performed online at the graduation ceremony, and HSE Day became Brand New. The festival’s main stage area was called ‘HSE PRO Future’—because, after all, the future is important for any university. It’s why we do what we do. Read on to find out what the next 10 years hold in store for HSE, and what HSE, which has already changed this year, holds in store for us. Below are 10 promises made by HSE on its most important day.

Brand New HSE Day: Discussions about the Future, Student-Led Workshops, Music, and Sports

On September 10, students, faculty, alumni, and viewers from all over the world will celebrate one of HSE’s biggest events together. This year, for the first time ever, HSE Day will be held online. Read on to find out what activities await guests on the four virtual stages of the online campus.

Buckle Up! Will the Pandemic Usher in the End of the Public Transportation Era?

Mikhail Blinkin, Director of the HSE Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies, speculated about whether private automobile transportation will expel buses and trams from city streets in the post-virus future.

First graduates of the GSU programme ‘Prototyping future cities’ got Master's degrees

11 graduates of the international Master’s programme got diplomas at Shukhov Lab

Shukhov Lab welcomed new students of the international master program ‘Prototyping Future Cities’

15 more master students will study in Shukhov Lab in 2018-2020

Faculty of Urban and Regional Development Opens at HSE

The new faculty is set to reinvent the profession of urban planner in Russia. The head of the faculty, Tenured Professor, Mikhail Blinkin, spoke about what it aims to do and where it is headed.

Six New Things to See on HSE Day 2018

HSE Day is an annual event that never fails to surprise guests with something new. Below is a list of six new themed events to be featured at this year’s festival in Gorky Park on September 13.

HSE to Participate in Moscow Urban Forum

The Moscow Urban Forum will take place from July 17 to 22 at Zaryadye Park. This year’s topic is ‘Megacity of the Future: New Space for Living’. HSE representatives will participate in the forum’s expert discussions.

The sixth graduation ceremony of the Graduate School of Urbanism

On 25 June the graduates of the master’s programmes ‘Urban Development and Spatial Planning’ and ‘Advanced Urban Design’ got their HSE master’s degrees

Mikhail Blinkin Appointed Acting Dean at Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism

Mikhail Blinkin is one of Russia’s leading experts in urbanism, city planning, and urban transport. He has headed the HSE Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies since 2011 and has been HSE Tenured Professor since 2013. In 2017, Mikhail Blinkin was the recipient of an HSE Honour Award 1st Class, as well as the Golden HSE award for Best Expert.

‘HSE Offers Solutions Aimed at the Future…’

On November 27, the HSE Academic Council held an awards ceremony dedicated to the university’s 25th anniversary. The meeting saw the participation of representatives of the Russian President, members of government, and members of the Russian Federal Assembly. Governmental awards were given to a number of HSE employees for their tremendous accomplishments.

HSE Urban Specialists Create New Profession

Staff and students of HSE Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism discussed the prospects for the development of Urban Studies at HSE and in Russia at a meeting with the university’s senior management.

Mikhail Blinkin to Participate in ‘Cities on the Move’

On October 14, 2015 the New Cities Foundation will host ‘Cities on the Move’, a one-day event exploring the multifaceted nature of urban mobility and its impact on the cities.  Mikhail Blinkin, Director of the Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies, is invited to participate in the event as one of the 150 leading experts in urban studies in the world according to the Urban Mobility ranking.

HSE Takes Part in Nationwide Science Festival NAUKA 0+

It’s become fashionable to take an interest in science and research, and there are lots of researchers and academics at HSE who do in addition to carrying out research are gifted enough to be able to explain it in an engaging way to other people. You can meet them and learn about the latest research breakthroughs at the NAUKA 0+ festival, which gets underway in Moscow on October 9. Here’s an outline of what HSE offers as part of NAUKA 0+.

Well-developed Public Transport Makes Cities Liveable

How does public transport raise the quality of life? How is it becoming a source of economic growth and allowing for new jobs to be created in cities? These questions and more were discussed during an HSE lecture by the Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Alain Flausch, who was awarded the title of HSE Honorary Professor.

‘Specialists in Other Areas Need to Learn the Language of Urban Studies’

Alexey Novikov has been Dean of the Graduate School of Urban Studies and Planning at HSE since January this year. A PhD in Geography, he was head of Standard & Poor in Moscow and Thomson Reuters, and took over from the first dean of the school, the late Alexander Vysokovsky. Alexey Novikov talked to HSE News Service Editor in Chief Natalia Kogynina about what will become of the school of Urban Studies now, how to resolve urban planning conflicts and why urban planners are like lawyers.

23 Academics from HSE Appointed to the Government Expert Council

The new makeup of the Expert Council to the Russian government has been confirmed. It includes 366 members, 23 of whom are HSE staff.

HSE's Top 13 Most Interesting Studies in Economics in 2013

Elite motorists pose a mortal threat to the public; Russians are blowing their chances of building good public institutions; social media can bury politicians; reasons why our society is morally unstable and why expensive medical equipment is available but unused – these were the HSE's 13 most interesting and relevant research projects in 2013, according to Opec.ru.

HSE Experts have Become Members of a Council under the Russian Government

The list of members of the Expert Council under the RF Government has been approved. Its 200 members include staff from the Higher School of Economics.

Medvedev Rewards Strategy 2020 Experts

The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has awarded honours to some researchers from the Higher School of Economics for their work on the Strategy 2020 expert groups, including organization of the groups, the preparation of suggestions on topical issues for Russian socio-economic strategy up to 2020 and their personal input into the expert and analytical work