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Elena Soboleva

  • Elena Soboleva has been at HSE University since 2014.

Education and Degrees

  • 2017

    Free University of Berlin

  • 2011

    Degree in Area Studies
    Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Institute of International Educational Programs

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

5-25.08.2020 "Summer Overseas Local Chinese Teacher Online Training Program”, Capital Normal University (Beijing, China)

28.07.2019-10.08.2019 The Northeast Asia Economic Forum's 14th Young Leaders Training and Research Program in Regional Cooperation and Development, Incheon, South Korea

10.2012-10.2017 – Graduate School of Global Politics, Free University Berlin

30.07-13.08.2017 – 1st Annual IPSA-HSE Summer School 2017 in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science, course in Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg

12-16.09.2016 Teaching Development Program: Principles and Practices of Teaching in Economics and Social Sciences, HSE – St.Petersburg

13-19.06.2015 III International Summer School of Higher Education Research. The theme of the Summer School 2015: "The Higher Education and the State". Organizers: the Institute of Education HSE, the China Institute for Education Finance Research at Peking University. 

30.11.2014 Workshop "International Papers Writing and Publishing", Organizer: Centre for German and European Studies (St. Petersburg State University - Bielefeld University)

09.2013 – 01.2014 Exchange semester at School of International Relations and Public Administration, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

2009-2010 Intensive Mandarin Chinese Language Program, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China

2007-2008 Intensive Mandarin Chinese Language Program, School of International Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Awards and Accomplishments


  • 2019
    The third Ghent Russia colloquium "Russia and China in the 21st century: Between Cooperation and Competition at the Regional and Global level" (Гент). Presentation: CHINESE INITIATIVES IN CENTRAL ASIA: RESOURCES AND LIMITATIONS
  • 2018

    ХХIII Международная научная конференция «Китай, китайская цивилизация и мир. История, современность, перспективы» (Москва). Presentation: Китай и международно-правовой режим зашиты беженцев

  • East Asian Migration Governance in Comparative Perspective: Norm Diffusion, Politics of Identity, Citizenship, GEAS – Einstein Visiting Fellow plus Workshop (Берлин). Presentation: China and the Refugee Dilemma: a New Asylum Destination or a Challenge to International Norms?
  • 2017
    Comparing Migration Management in East Asia, GEAS – Einstein Visiting Fellow plus Workshop (Берлин). Presentation: China's Refugee Policy
  • 2015
    Образование и мировые города: перспективы БРИКС (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Ethnic Minorities' Higher Education Policy in China


Timetable for today

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Three Researchers of HSE University-St Petersburg Took Part in Preparing Special Issue of Central Asian Survey

The special issue of the international interdisciplinary journal Central Asian Survey has been published. It was co-edited by Oleg Korneev, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, mentor of one of the educational tracks in the Master's programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia'. The issue is devoted to the relations between the European Union and Central Asian countries. It features articles by three lecturers of HSE University-St Petersburg.

Central Asian Survey Publishes Special Issue Co-Edited by Oleg Korneev

Central Asian Survey, published by Taylor & Francis, is the leading international peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal concerned with the history, politics, cultures, religions and economies of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Oleg Korneev, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, HSE University-St Petersburg, co-edited the special issue ‘EU–Central Asian Interactions: Perceptions, Interests and Practices’ together with his colleagues Rick Fawn (University of St Andrews) and Karolina Kluczewska (University of Ghent).

Strengthening scientific ties with Uzbekistan

HSE professors took part in an international conference in Tashkent and held a number of guest lectures.

Round table “Education Trends in the Context of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity”

14-15th of May 2015 the international conference “Education and Global Cities: Perspectives of BRICS” took place in St. Petersburg bringing together leading foreign and Russian experts in the field of education. In the framework of this conference the Center of Asian and African Studies and the Department of Asian and African Studies co-organized the round table “Education Trends in the Context of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity”, which focused on the challenges of education in multiethnic states with a special emphasis on the BRICS countries.