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Regular version of the site

17 Malaya Ordynka, building 1, room 408

Phone: +7(495)772-95-90*23146

email: irs@hse.ru

School Head Vera Vishnyakova
Manager Inna Kim
Head of the Middle Eastern and North African Studies section Andrey Baklanov
Head of European Studies section Timofey Bordachev
Head of Ibero-American Studies section Olga V. Volosyuk
Head of the Linguistic Aspects of Regional Studies section Olga Nesterova
Head of the South Asian Studies section Olga Solodkova
Head of Post-Soviet and Russian Studies section Andrey Suzdaltsev

About the School

The School of International Regional Studies is a research and educational centre designed to revive international regional studies in Russia as an academic discipline.

Faculty members conduct research and educational programmes on international regional studies. Their mission is to create a research school that will train a new generation of highly distinguished regional specialists.

The research and teaching activities are carried out in close cooperation with other divisions of the university within the following sections:

  1. the South Asian Studies
  2. European Studies
  3. Ibero-American Studies
  4. Post-Soviet and Russian Studies
  5. the Middle Eastern and North African Studies
  6. Linguistic and Cultural Studies

The research sections are staffed by influential regional studies specialists who play key roles in both international and state-sponsored projects. Seeking to revive international regional studies as an academic discipline, the Laboratory works to increase the number of high-quality and authoritative publications in the field and engages young academics, PhDs, and Master’s students in its research activities.

Faculty members with real-world experience and many years of working abroad are involved in all areas of the department’s work. The combination of outstanding staff, strong research potential, and proven experience enables the department to carry out top-level academic, research, and educational projects, as well as government-funded research.

The Schools’s instructors create unique courses that explore the economic and political trends of selected countries and regions. A significant part of the undergraduate coursework is conducted in English.

Faculty members are involved in developing educational standards and requirements for those earning undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees in regional studies.

Additionally, faculty members are going to coordinate and promote the work of regional studies specialists at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs and of their research associates at other institutions and research centres, as well as to teach regional studies courses at the university.