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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...


Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology

On December 6, Prof. Fons van de Vijver (Tilburg University, the Netherlands), took part in the "Culture Matters" research seminar with the report on "Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology".

The role of individual values and motivation in literary creativity of poets and prose writers

On November 17, Maria Bulceva (MSc in Psychology at HSE and TiU), took part in the "Culture Matters" research seminar with the report on "The role of individual values and motivation in literary creativity of poets and prose writers".

Congratulations to Anna Mironova for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis

October 21, Anna A. Mironova (research intern at Lab) successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis "Private intergenerational transfers in different types of households".

Group-based pride and out-group attitudes: the role of security of national identity and intergroup comparison

On October 20, Alexandra Sivova (MSc in Psychology at HSE and TiU), took part in the "Culture Matters" research seminar with the report on "Group-based pride and out-group attitudes: the role of security of national identity and intergroup comparison".

Socio-economic adaptation and discrimination against immigrants in the socio-economic domain

On October 13, Dmitry Grigoryev (HSE), took part in the "Culture Matters" research seminar with the report on "Socio-economic adaptation and discrimination against immigrants in the socio-economic domain".

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).