Joint Interim Conference of ISA RC02 “Economy and Society” and ESA Economic Sociology Research Network with the support of ASA Economic Sociology Section.

About HSE


November 27, 1992 – HSE was established by the Russian Federation Government
1994-1995 – HSE branches were opened in S.-Petersburg, Nizhnii Novgorod and Perm
August 2008 – HSE went under the auspices of the Russian Federation Government
October 2009 – HSE won a status of a National Research University in a nationwide competition
March 2011 – HSE obtained a status of an Autonomous public institution

HSE Achievements


campuses in Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Perm’, St.Petersburg
- 50% students come from other regions

International students from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Serbia, Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine


31 faculties and schools, incl. 20 – in HSE-Moscow
Academic staff:



The HSE curricula are designed according to the "4+2" system: a four-year Bachelors programme followed by a two-year Masters programme. Graduates have the opportunity to enter a three-year doctoral level research programme.

Faculties & Schools, HSE-Moscow

  • Faculty of Economics
    • School of Statistics, Data Analysis and Demography
  • Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
  • Faculty of Business Informatics
    • School of Software Engineering
    • School of Applied Mathematics
  • Faculty of Management
    • School of Logistics
  • Faculty of Public Administration
  • Faculty of Politics
    • School of Business and Political Journalism
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Sociology
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Philosophy
    • School of Cultural Studies
    • School of Asian Studies
  • Faculty of Mathematics
  • Faculty of History
    • International College of Economics and Finance


Presently the HSE is the biggest centre for socio-economic analysis in Russia and Eastern Europe.

HSE includes:

HSE structure also includes

HSE’s analytical outcomes are regularly applied by

Double degree programmes

BSc Programme in Economics
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Master’s Programmes in Economics:
  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
  • Université Paris X Nanterre, France
Master’s Programmes in Management
  • European School of Management ESCP-EAP
  • University of Leeds, UK
  • Université Paris XII Val-de-Marne, France
Master’s Programme in Economics and Management
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Master’s Programme in International Finance
  • Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Master’s Programme in Law and Finance
  • Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Master’s Programme in Political Science & International Relations
  • University of Kent, UK
  • Master’s Programmes in Law
  • Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
  • University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
PhD Programme in Economics
  • Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France 

HSE strategy

Strategic goal – to become a world-class research university in social and economic sciences

Development Programme till 2020 was approved by the University conference in 2008 and by the RF Government in 2009

Federal Grant Supported Programme “National Research University Higher School of Economics 2009-2018” targeting

Economic Sociology at the HSE

Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology (LSES)

LSES major research projects

Economic sociology on-line (in Russian)

Economic Sociology (e-journal, 5 issues annually)

Sociology of Markets (Working Papers series)

ESForum (newsletter in economic sociology, 5 issues annually)

LSES web-site

EcsoCenter – Online economic sociology library (www.ecsoc.ru)

‘Economics. Sociology. Management’ National educational portal