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Gulnara Afruzovna Minnigaleeva

  • Gulnara Afruzovna Minnigaleeva has been at HSE University since 2022.

Education and Degrees

  • 2007

    University of Minnesota

  • 2007

    Master's in Public Policy, Nonprofit management
    Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs - University of Minnesota

  • 2004

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Pedagogy
    Moscow State Teacher Training University
    Thesis Title: Social and pedagogical work with older people

  • 2001

    Degree in Social pedagogy, English teaching
    Moscow State Pedagogical University, Psychology and Pedagogy

* 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.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

  • IMTA-International Management Teachers Academy, Business and Society track, CEEMAN (Slovenia, 2019)
  • Entrepreneurship, Specialization, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Coursera, 2018)
  • Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship, Specialization, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Coursera, 2018)
  • Global Challenges in Business, Specialization, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Coursera, 2018)
  • Local Authorities, Cities and Global Diplomacy, L'Ecole nationale d'administration (Paris, 2016)
  • Mixed research methods" (HSE, 2014)

  • "Advanced theory and methodology in social sciences" (HSE, 2013)

  • “Leveraging local assets for community development” (Israeli Agency on International Development Mashav, Weitz Center for Development Studies, Israel, 2011),
  • “Leveraging local assets for community development” (Israeli Agency on International Development Mashav, Weitz Center for Development Studies, Израиль, 2011),
  • «Financial and Economic Aspects of Ageing» (International Institute on Ageing, UN, Malta, 2009),
  • «Organization of Volunteer Work in NGOs » (Center for Long Distance Education, Moscow State University, 2008), 
  • «Global Policy and Governance »  (Duke University (USA), International Research Institute (Switzerland), Geneva, 2006),
  • “Human Rights and mechanisms of their implementation” (The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, UNHR, 2006)

Interests and Expertise

  • Public Policy
  • Social policies towards older adults 
  • Civic participation
  • Nonprofit Management
  • NGO and government cooperation 
  • Pension reform, older age and older age potential 

Membership in professional and research associations

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Research Projects and Grants

"Role of innovations in NGO sustainibility during the crisis", 2015

«Potential of social innovations in development of the Russian civil society”, Program of Fundamental Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2014

“ The Russian third sector at the time of growth of civic engagement Program of Fundamental Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2013

"Creating conditions for realization of social potential of older adults at the municipal level". Team research project funded by the Department of academic development, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2009-2011

Research for Global Age-friendly Cities Project of World Health Organization, 2006-2007



  • 2016
    XVII АПРЕЛЬСКАЯ МЕЖДУНАРОДНАЯ НАУЧНАЯ КОНФЕРЕНЦИЯ ПО ПРОБЛЕМАМ РАЗВИТИЯ ЭКОНОМИКИ И ОБЩЕСТВА (Москва). Presentation: Инновации в некоммерческих организациях: управленческий контекст
  • Всероссийский форум серебряных добровольцев (Екатеринбург). Presentation: «Потенциал серебряного добровольчества в развитии гражданского общества России»
  • ISTR's 12th International Conference "The Third Sector in Transition: Accountability, Transparency, and Social Inclusion" (Стокгольм). Presentation: Innovations and Management in Nonprofit Organizations in Russia
  • ISTR's 12th International Conference "The Third Sector in Transition: Accountability, Transparency, and Social Inclusion" (Стокгольм). Presentation: Determinants of Older Persons’ Participation in Monetary Donations: Case of Russia
  • Meeting of pilot cities, network coordinators and affiliates on age-friendly environments in Europe (AFEE) (Рига). Presentation: Regional Age-friendly cities programme in the Republic of Bashkortostan
  • V Всероссийский социологический конгресс "Социология и общество: социальное неравенство и социальная справедливость" (Екатеринбург). Presentation: Благотворительная деятельность пожилых россиян
  • 16th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference: Life and Death in Russia (Helsinki). Presentation: Социальная политика в области старения в России и роль гражданского общества
  • 45-я ежегодная конференция Ассоциации исследователей некоммерческих организаций и добровольческих действий (Вашингтон). Presentation: Управленческие инновации и финансовая устойчивость НКО
  • 45-я ежегодная конференция Ассоциации исследователей некоммерческих организаций и добровольческих действий (Вашингтон). Presentation: Гражданское участие молодого и старшего поколения в России
  • Летняя школа "Долгосрочные перспективы развития сектора негосударственных некоммерческих организаций в России: подходы к оценке и их апробация" (Москва). Presentation: Обучение и повышение квалификации по вопросам деятельности негосударственных некоммерческих организаций
  • 2015
    II республиканский Форум социально ориентированных некоммерческих организаций (СО НКО) (Якутск). Presentation: Социальные инновации в третьем секторе и гражданском обществе. Социальные инновации в государственной социальной политике и управлении.
  • Международная летняя школа «Теоретические и эмпирические исследования роли инноваций в обеспечении устойчивости третьего сектора в условиях кризиса» (Москва). Presentation: Исследования инноваций в ежедневной практике некоммерческих организаций
  • Зимняя школа Факультета социальных наук по направлению "государственное и муниципальное управление" (Москва). Presentation: Некоммерческие проекты: цели и методы
  • Developing Indicators for Age-Friendly Cities: Pilot Sites meeting (Женева). Presentation: Социально-экономические индикаторы комфортности города для пожилых людей
  • 2014
    IFA 12th Global Conference on Ageing (Hyderabad). Presentation: Determinants of Volunteering in Older Age: Case of Russia
  • 12th International Federation on Ageing Global Conference: Health, Security Community), 10-13 June, Hyderabad, India. Oral presentation “Determinants of Volunteering in Older Age: Case of Russia”
  •  XV April International Conference, 2 April 2014, Moscow, Russia. Discussant.
  •  Seminar "Universities and NGOs: collaboration for social entrepreneurship and economic sustainability”, 14 April, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Presentation “On forming competencies of students on sustainable development in Russia and the USA: experience, perspectives, questions”
  • 2nd International Conference on Age-Friendly Cities, Quebec, Canada, September  9-11. Key-note oral presentation “How To Build a Global Age-Friendly Communities Movement”
  • The 2013 Nonprofit Academic Centers Council Conference, Chicago, July 9-11, Oral presentation "Nonprofit and philantropy education in Russia: needs and challenges" 
  • The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, June 23-27. Website:  http://www.iagg2013.org. Oral presentation "Older adults volunteering in Russia". 
  • Conference "40 years of Fulbright Porgram in Russia", Moscow, April 10-11, 2013. Oral presentation “Third sector: research and practice in modern Russia”. Co-moderator of section “Topical issues of political science”
  • International Symposium "Ways of Russia", Moscow, 22-23, 2013. Presentation "Ageism in Russia"
  • 4th All Russian Sociology Congress "Sociology and Society: Global Challenges and REgional Development", Ufa, Russia, October 23-25,    oral presentation, co-chairing of the section "Older Generation; Resources and Outlooks"
  • International Invited Symposium on Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, October 15-17, 2012, participant
  • 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting “Aging in a Changing World” - October 18 - 20, 2012, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • International conference "50 plus: all the advatages of aging", Ufa, Russia, 17-19 October, 2012, organizer, cochair
  • "Ageing Connects"  International Federation on Ageing 11th Global Conference, Prague, 28 May -1 June 2012 
Presentation 2. Learning the lessons: education in later life and for an ageing society. Building on experience across the world. Later life learning practices in Russia.
Presentation 3. Age-friendly communities and winter: Russia
  • XIII April International Conference on economic Developmment and Society, Moscow, 4-6 April 2012
Presenter at the X International conference of the European Sociological Association, Geneva, Switzerland
Presenter at the VII Congress of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Bologna, Italy
Joint conference of National Research University Higher School of Economics and University of Maryland School of Public Policy (UMD), Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Moscow
Presenter at the International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference, Melbourne, Australia
Presenter at the 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics (“Achievements and Problems of Ageing Policies in Russia”), Paris, France
Presenter at the 3rd Annual Conference on Positive Ageing (“Work and retirement in Russia”),  St.Petersburg, USA
Presenter at the Ageing and Design Conference (“Developing Age-Friendly Cities in Russia”), Montreal, Canada
Presenter at the All-Russian Congress of the Sociologists Society, Moscow, Russia
Presenter at the VI European Congress of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Developing an Age-Friendly City in Tuymazy, Russia), St.Petersburg, Russia

Editorial board membership

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries.

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.

Employment history


2017 - present - Associate professor, Graduate School of Business / Department of Strategic and International Management

2011- 2016- Research Fellow, Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector (NRU HSE)
2012 - present - Associate professor, Department  of Economics and Management of Nonprofit Nongovernmental Organizations (NRU HSE)

2009- 2010- Associate Professor, Public Policy Department (NRU HSE)

2007-present  ORGANIZATION OF RETIRED PERSONS  WISDOM RIPENING (Bashkortostan, Russian Federation) Chair of the Board
2008 Moscow Institute of Business, Psychology and Management (Khimki, Russia), Deputy Chair of the Department of Social Work and Pedagogy

2006 - 2007 AGE-FRIENDLY CITIES PROJECT, WHO LOCAL SITE IN RUSSIA, city of Tuymazy, Chief scientific advisor to the research  team

2006 WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (Geneva, Switzerland), Intern at Ageing and Life Course Programme


2002-2004 UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY-GORBACHEV FOUNDATION (Moscow, Russia-Vancouver, Canada), Assistant to the Manager of the Project, English-Russian translator

Timetable for today

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Language of Generations Project Wins 2016 KIvO Award

On September 12, the winner of the 2016 Innovation in Education (KIvO) award was announced at the EdCrunch International Conference on New Educational Technologies. Taking home the prize this year was The Language of Generations, a social project that pairs up senior citizens from Russia with foreign students who are learning Russian.

12th ISTR Conference: HSE Researchers Presented Record Number of Papers

The 12th International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Conference took place in Stockholm and was entitled ‘The Third Sector in Transition:Accountability, Transparency, and Social Inclusion’. The conference is held biannually and is a major academic event in its field.

Gulnara Minnigaleeva Takes Part in Academic Events on Non-profit Sector Development

From November 19 to 22, 2015, Gulnara Minnigaleeva, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Management in Non-governmental Non-profit Organizations and Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Studies in Non-Commercial Sector, participated in events held by two important organizations related to the non-profit sector and civil society in North America.