HSE was the first university in Russia to invest its own funds to create international laboratories in 2010. This allowed the university to take its research to a qualitatively new level and integrate its research teams into the global research agenda.

Currently, highly qualified interdisciplinary teams are engaged in several research areas, ensuring the continuity of scientific knowledge and involvement in advanced international research in their field.

Early career researchers joining international research laboratories and centres gain valuable experience of participating in international projects. They also have an opportunity to develop a relevant academic culture at the early stages of their career.

Centres of Excellence


Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

220 Laboratories established under implementation of the Decree No. 220 of the Government of the Russian Federation ‘On the measures to attract leading researchers to Russian higher education institutions’

HSE Laboratories financed from the HSE funds


Centres for Advanced Research

Since 2014, HSE University has been engaged in the development of centres of excellence in research. These are academic and expert analytical centres with a focus on cutting edge R&D activities. The centres conduct highly competitive research in partnership with international teams, including visiting experts from top global scientific centres, highly qualified scientists from Russia and other countries, junior researchers, research specialists and graduate students, who have successfully passed competitive selection.