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International Research and Teaching Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research

About the Laboratory

HSE Expert Institute International Research and Teaching Laboratory of Socio-Cultural Research was founded in 2011 on the basis of the Research and Teaching Laboratory of Socio-Psychological Research which started work in 2006.

The head of the laboratory is Nadezhda Lebedeva ― Tenured Professor at the Higher School of Economics and a recognized scholar in the field of cross-cultural and ethnic psychology. She is the author of more than 20 books and 200 academic articles. Read more...


Social capital accumulation and effects at a local level: evidence from Latvia

On September 27, Guido Sechi (Ph.D., University of Latvia), took part in the "Culture Matters" research seminar with the report on "Social capital accumulation and effects at a local level: evidence from Latvia".

Russian-speaking identity and its impact on interethnic relationships (the case of Uzbekistan)

On September 22nd, Kamila Isaeva (MSc in Psychology at HSE and TiU), made a report "Russian-speaking identity and its impact on interethnic relationships (the case of Uzbekistan)". The report took place at the scientific seminar "Culture matters".

HSE and the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences cooperate in new EU-funded Ph.D. fellowship program


BIGSSS–departs (doctoral education in partnerships) is a full-time international Ph.D. program co-funded by the European Union. It provides close supervision of dissertation work in a demand-tailored education and research environment at the University of Bremen and Bremen’s Jacobs University. Program fellows commit themselves to a 42-month structured curriculum, including a six-month stay abroad at one of the networks’ renowned partner institutions: besides National Research University Higher School of Economics, this group comprises the University of Edinburgh, Duke University, Manipal University, Sciences Po/Paris, Universitá degli studi di Milano, IIR Kiev, UNC at Chapel Hill, Bertelsmann Foundation and Edna Pasher PhD & Associates/Tel Aviv.

Psychological Well-being of Jewish Emigrants

On June 23th, Evgenia G. Nemirovskaya (MSc Psychology, prospective doctoral student at HSE) presented her report on Psychological Well-being of Jewish Emigrants at the research seminar 'Culture Matters'.

VI Summer School "Designing Feasible Cross-Cultural Research: Sampling and Procedure"

From 9 to 12 June 2016, VI Summer School "Designing Feasible Cross-Cultural Research: Sampling and Procedure" was held outside Moscow, organized by the International Research and Teaching Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research of the Expert Institute at HSE. The headline teachers at the school were the leading researchers known across the world: Fons van de Vijver (PhD, Professor, Tilburg University) and Klaus Boehnke (PhD, Professor, Jacobs University, Bremen).

III International Research Conference "Culture in society, between groups and across generations"

May 30th - June 1st the III International Research Conference "Culture in society, between groups and across generations", organized by the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research at the Expert Institute of the Higher School of Economics took place in Moscow.

Participation in international scientific conference in Smolensk

On May 27-28, ILSCR staff members Nadezhda Lebedeva, Alexander Tatarko, Zarina Lepshokova, Victoria Galyapina, Marina Kotova, Dmitry Dubrov and Maria Drobovtseva took part in the Fifth international scientific conference "Theoretical problems of ethnic and cross-cultural psychology".

«Methodology of a field research»: scientific seminar in Saint Petersburg, May 25-26

A two-day seminar was held in the Saint-Petersburg’s HSE department on the 25th-26th of May and was conducted by the lecturers of Applied Social Psychology programme: Alyona Khaptsova and Olga Poluektova. The seminar’s topic was ‘Methodology of a Field Research: The Cost-Quality Balance’.

Intercultural relationships in policy field and in science field: a comparison through the scope of multiculturalism

On May 24th, Pavel Sorokin (PhD in sociological sciences, researcher at the Centre for social studies of business administration, senior lecturer of the Department of Human Resource Management at the Faculty of Business and Management HSE), made a report "Intercultural relationships in politics and in science: a comparison through the scope of multiculturalism". The report took place at the scientific seminar "Culture matters".

Culture and society in focus (presentation of ILSCR)

On May 12 the presentation of the International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research (ILSCR) was held at the scientific seminar "Culture matters" in the lecture hall of HSE Professors' club.