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How to choose a lab?

It is widely believed that first-year students cannot be involved in research activities. That is not true!

Our labs and research centres welcome everyone! Do you seek to take part in scientific conferences, summer schools or find a place to undergo practical training? Follow these 3 easy steps:

  • Step 1

    Explore our laboratories and research centres

  • Step 2

    Find what suits your scientific interests

  • Step 3

    Learn about your opportunities

Students can be intern researchers at any laboratory!

International Laboratories

The focus of our research is on comparative studies of social change – the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data based on World Values Survey (WVS) data.

The main focus of the Center's activity is fundamental research on the theory of market structures with an emphasis on applying the developed theories to international trade, the theory of industrial markets and urban economics.

CHEMP is a new multidisciplinary centre for the international and domestic research development in public health and economics, health policy and management.

  • Building effective and fair economic mechanisms with applications to resource allocation problems. Research of their algorithmic properties.
  • Analysis of agents’ strategic behavior. Development of non-manipulated mechanisms.
  • Modeling the impact of limited cognitive abilities and/or incomplete information on strategic decision-making.
  • Testing the applicability of models using behavioral economics methods.

International Laboratory of Quantum Optoelectronics

The laboratory conducts research activities in developing and studying the properties of semiconductor quantum-dimensional heterostructures, optical microresonators, optoelectronics devices for optical communication systems, optical integrated circuits, optical sensors, microsensors based on micro-emitters, and other applications. A complex of experimental equipment is being created.The complex allows for conducting optical studies simultaneously with high spatial and temporal resolution, as well as studies of high-frequency characteristics of compact optoelectronic devices.
To join the lab please contact Natalia Kryzhanovskaya, Alexey Nadtochiy or Eduard Moiseev.

International-level Laboratories and Projects

The research center brings together scholars and young researchers from the HSE University, as well as leading centers of Europe and US. The research group in St. Petersburg is mainly focusing on projects in the field of digital business models and digital transformation of companies and markets.

CYS is a research center aimed at large scale international projects concerning youth.

The laboratory brings together students and scholars interested in social research. The range of scientific interests is wide: the life of schoolchildren and teachers, migration, the organization of large cities and rural communities, poverty and child development, and more! The laboratory is engaged in the development of modern analytical sociology of education and science and comparative social research in an international context. In particular, the development of theoretical models and their thorough empirical verification, the development of new research tools.  Employees use the most modern methods of statistical analysis in their work (for example, network analysis, modeling with structural equations), and to immerse themselves in the fabric of social life, they annually travel together with students on scientific expeditions to the regions of Russia.

Thier mission is to study the Internet as a unique social, economic, linguistic and technical phenomenon.

The mission of the Center is to systematically develop methodologies and approaches of global, comparative, and transnational history in different fields of historical research.

The work of the laboratory focuses on promising research directions in the field of logistics and supply chain management and actively uses modern computer technology.

The main research areas of the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History are:

  • The history of studying and using natural resources, landscapes and climate of Russia and neighboring countries.
  • The history of development and practices of sustainable development of the North and the Arctic, as well as the World ocean.
  • The technological history of Soviet materiality and economy.
  • The history of transport and mobility, infrastructure and technological transfers.
  • The study of natural and industrial heritage.

Other Laboratories and Projects

Areas of work:

  • Innovative technology in the creative industries.
  • Digital environment of the cultural sphere.
  • "Competencies of the future" in the impressions industry.
  • Young people as the target audience of museums.

Russian Literature in International Context. Scientific project

The project is dedicated to researching the centuries-old connection of Russian literature with foreign literatures, primarily of other European Nations, including our Slavic neighbors. It is aimed at studying a wide range of conditions that ensure the interpenetration of literary forms, the reception of philosophical ideas and cultural models. The main task is to study the key, significant periods of the development of Russian literature in close contact with its near and far neighbors. The project also involves analyzing the interaction of cultures by text parameters using modern methods of digital humanities, computer modeling and data processing, and reconstruction of creative processes involved in the formation of the text.

Join the project:
Contact person: Anna Kuzkina
Email: akuzkina@hse.ru
Tel. +7 (812) 644-59-11 (ext. 61226)

Center for Comparative Governance Studies

In our Center, we explore complex but very interesting problems: we try to understand and explain how complex political systems that combine several levels of power and management work. Such systems can either unite States (for example, the European Union), or be formed within States - here, for example, the federations, which, as you know, our country also belongs to. We study decision-making processes, implementation of policy courses, features of reforms in such systems, and much more. Our research is not only theoretical, but also applied and practical.

Feel free to contact us:
Contact person: Anastasia Yanushkevich
Email: ayanushkevich@hse.ru
Tel. +7 (812) 644 59 11 (ext. 61722)

To get acquainted with research at HSE — St Petersburg you can take part in the big event HSE SPb Research Day.