Olga Bychkova

Head of the Center for Science and Technology Studies (STS Center); Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Academic degree:
PhD in Public Policy and Public Administration, Candidate of Science in Economic Sociology
Academic biography

Olga Bychkova is a graduate of Ulyanovsk State University (BA in Social Administration) and European University at St. Petersburg (MA in Sociology). She holds a Candidate of Sciences (Economic Sociology) degree from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow where she conducted a research project on the state regulation policy in Russian telecom industry and PhD (Public Policy and Management) from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University where she studied technological policy in Russian utility and housing sector. She joined the EUSP as a Professor of Governance in February 2011, after a three-year teaching public policy and sociology classes at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg. She was also a post-doc at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (University of Helsinki) and an associate senior researcher at PAST Research Center (Tomsk State University). In 2015-2017, she served as the head of the EUSP Center for Public Policy and Governance, since 2017 she is the head of the STS Center at EUSP.


Olga is the author of a number of edited volumes and articles on a range of topics including Russian innovation and technological policies, university governance, economic regimes in Russian localities. She has been a principal investigator for a number of research projects on technological and innovation policies, industry-university R&D collaborations and university governance in Russia. Since 2016 Olga serves as a number of Advisory Board of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade and invited expert of Project 5-100.


  • 2016 Бычкова О. (ред.). Участие в управлении университетом. СПб: Норма
  • 2014 Бычкова О. и др. (ред.). Эрмитаж для города и горожан: результаты оценки экономического и социального вклада музея в жизнь Санкт-Петербурга. СПб.: Издательство Европейского университета в Санкт-Петербурге.