Research Centers and Research Activities

Research affiliation

Research Center for Public Policy and State Management Studies
The aim of the Center is to promote the forming of a modern model for Russian state management meeting the requirements of today’s political, socio-economic, cultural and technological trends.
Center for Theoretical and Applied Political Studies
The Center is engaged in research and education in such fields of study as transnational migration, boundaries and identities in the post-Soviet space, theory and practice of multilevel management and present-day theories of international relations.
Center for Russian Studies
The Center is aimed at further research in Russian economic and social history, political economy, social history, society and politics. It promotes publications on history and the current state of Russian economy. Alongside its scientific efforts, the Center is engaged in educational activities and dissemination of knowledge on history and economics.
Research Center for Resource-based Economy Studies
The aim of the Center is to study economic and social-development models of resource-based economies, compare their performances and produce practical guidelines, basing on international practices, on how to optimize public management of subsurface-resources sector and improve its effectiveness.
Research Center for Politico-Social Monitoring
The Center conducts sociological monitoring and goal-oriented surveillance for State and municipal governing bodies that use the findings when developing and adjusting socio-economic measures and evaluating the public’s feedback. Much attention is devoted to socio-cultural behavior and peculiarities of mass consciousness.
Center for Situational Monitoring and Regional Studies
The Center devises new methods of situational analysis, monitoring and evaluation of regional development for public and corporate sectors of the economy. It adapts global best practices to Russian specific requirements and also trains managerial personnel in regional-development and situation analysis, strategic and design management.
Research Center for the Development of Educational Systems
The Center develops methodological support for educational systems and institutions, trains managers and professionals of the education sector, carries out strategic design, consultancy, analytical studies, and expert evaluation and monitoring of educational systems.
Center for Sociological Research
The Center for Sociological Research was launched in 2011. Its main aim is to conduct advanced socio-economic research and disseminate knowledge on social and economic life of present-day Russia. The Center also runs the Eurobarometer survey in Russia.
Town-Planning Expertise Center
The Center is an expertise, consulting and projecting firm in the field of integrated development of territories and the creation of real-estate property items. Its aim is to promote successful territorial development and high-grade town planning and architectural design.
Laboratory for Cognitive Studies
The laboratory’s staff are specialists in a range of research including cogitative processes in task and problem solution, development of children’s conceptual knowledge, interplay of several languages in human thinking, cognitive mechanisms of expert knowledge (high-level achievements in solving certain problems), etc.
 Research Laboratory for Classical-age studies
The laboratory’s staff members are specialists in history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, as well as in the history of influence of the Classical antiquity culture on medieval and modern Europe. The research activities of the Laboratory pertain to topical present-day problems of antiquity studies and reception of antiquity. Special attention is given to issues connecting antiquity to modernity.
Research Laboratory for Oriental and comparative literature studies
Among the laboratory’s staff members there are specialists in classical oriental studies, as well as in historical linguistics. The research activities cover deep exploration and interpretation, translation of and commenting on written texts belonging to Oriental civilizations. It also includes linguistic reconstruction.
Research Laboratory for historical and cultural studies
The laboratory studies cultural, anthropological, institutional and ideological aspects of interaction between intellectual elites, governmental bodies and economic institutions. Laboratory’s projects are dedicated to studying the way modern technology affects society and culture, how collective beliefs are formed and what are the legal and organizational forms in which new cultural practices exist.
Research Laboratory for Theoretical Folklore Studies
Research Laboratory’s work is focused on exploration of oral texts considering them as ones underlying the cultural and mythological world view inscribed in mass consciousness, politics and ideology. The texts explored are those collected in field in various Eurasia regions, as well as those found in Russian ideological and quasi-historical discourse of 20th – 21st centuries.
Laboratory for Research in Economic and Social History
The Laboratory’s aim is to promote research in Russian economic and social history, advance comparative studies on economic growth problems, development of technologies and political transformations and demographic change in a historical perspective.