The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the most multidisciplinary faculties in the HSE. It is the product of uniting the faculties of sociology, applied political science, psychology and public administration, which are now schools, and a series of laboratories, research centers and institutes. This kind of synthesis of education and research in the sphere of social sciences is a standard part of global best practice for a modern research university.
We train researchers, analysts and practitioners of sociology, political science, psychology and management, and specialists in education, demographics, public policy and civil society. Our primary strategy in teaching bachelors, masters and doctorate courses is to prepare students to meet global demands and requirements as successful professionals.
The faculty’s educational programmes combine depth of study with a focus on practical application. Our international partners include the Paris Institute of Political Studies, the Toulouse Institute of Political Studies and the Paris West University Nanterre de la Défense (France), the University of Jena and the University of Cologne (Germany), the University of Helsinki (Finland), the University of Bologna and the University of Padua (Italy), George Mason University and New York State University (USA) and Fudan University (China).
We provide professional independence and the development of both education and research, and pursue synergy as a key objective.