Текущие проекты

Reassembling Res Publica: Reform of Infrastructure in Post-Soviet Russia (Cherepovets)

  The center implemented the research project “Reassembling Res Publica: Reform of Infrastructure in Post-Soviet Russia” in 2004-2007 together with the University of Helsinki. The project participants are Oleg Kharkhordin, Olga Bychkova, Olga Kalacheva (EUSP), Risto Alapuro, Rosa Vihavainen (Helsinki University). The goal of the project is to study the development of self-governing organizations in the context of the Russian reform of municipal self-government.

Sociology of Science

The research area of institutional sociology of science is supervised by Dr. Mikhail Sokolov, the Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Sociology.

Laboratory Study

Up to now the work on the reform of the Russian science has not been finished; a wide public debate continues over the prospects of the reforms, the efficiency of the Russian Academy of Science, the possibilities to apply Western models to the Russian reality and the question about what modernization model to choose for our country. In this situation of exigencies and urgent need for expertise the traditional approaches to the study of the Russian science have suddenly turned out to be insufficient. 

Study of Technology Entrepreneurship

Project: Self-fashioning practices of successful technological entrepreneurs and their influence on the efficiency of high tech companies: the cases of Russia, Finland, South Korea and Taiwan. The project is run with the support of RUSNANO.

Russian Computer Scientists at Home and Abroad

The project led by distinguished professor of Science and Technology Studies at UC Davis (USA) Mario Biagioli is designed as a 28-month study of the population of Russian computer scientists (RCS henceforth) in Russia and abroad. From 2013 to 2015 extensive ethnographic fieldwork and/or oral history research was conducted in Moscow, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Tomsk, Vladivostok, Kazan, as well as England, Israel, France, and the USA (Boston/NYC and San Francisco areas). The main interest of the study is to understand how professionals communicate across national and professional boundaries in the dual context of an intrinsically portable form of knowledge – relatively not-sticky forms of innovations – and a politically tense status quo where emigrates are both praised for their entrepreneurship and blamed for bringing the competition within or for siphoning the brightest brains off the Russian Federation. 

Reforms and Reformers in the Historical Fortunes of Russia

The program “Reforms and Reformers in the Historical Fortunes of Russia” is a project launched in 2011 with the financial support of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Goznak”. The program pursues scientific objectives as well as socio-political ones.   The project addresses the following issues:

Sergey Pechersky Research Seminar

We regularly stage open lectures on various economic problems of utmost importance. These are organised as the S. L. Pechersky research seminar of the Department of Economics.

International Workshop on Natural Resources, Environment and Economic Growth

The EUSP Department of Economics and the Centre for Energy and Environmental Economics Studies (CEEES) regularly organise International Workshop on Natural Resources, Environment and Economic Growth in St. Petersburg, bringing together experts in the field of natural resources and environment economics from leading universities of the world.

Spring School in Political science

The School is organised by the faculty in collaboration with MA and PhD students of the Political Science Department.  The subject of the School is driven by challenges that young political scholars face — urgent and contemporary topics of world social science and its methodology. We invite senior Bachelor degree students to participate in the School every May, the call is usually announced in January. Candidates submit essays on the relevant topics and fulfil questionary. Participants are selected on a competitive basis. Participation is free of charge, free accommodation provided.


The Forum gathered representatives of business, state, and non-commercial organizations, as well as academia, to discuss the transition to clean energy, Russian position and role in the international energy politics, corporate and state climate strategies, as well as climate risks management. The Clean Energy Forum has been established in 2015. When we prepare the agenda for the forum, our intention is to create a platform for a dialogue between energy companies, academia, expert community, non profit organizations, and the government.

Annual Conference (2007–2011)

From 2007 to 2011 the Department of Economics of the European University together with St. Petersburg Institute for Economics and Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences, organised annual conference «Modern Approaches to Modelling in Economics, Finance and Business». Participants of the conferences represented graduate students and specialists from various research centres and universities in St. Petersburg as well as economists from other Russian cities.

Sustainable Growth (2008–2011)

Summer and winter schools «Sustainable Growth and Resource Curse», St. Petersburg, Russia (June, 2008 — January, 2011).

Visual studies

Natalia Mazur, Candidate of Science in Language and Literature studies, Professor at the Department of Art History, EUSP While in the USA and many European countries visual studies represent the front-line in art history, in Russia they are practiced by few enthusiasts. In 2011–14 EUSP has been able to offer three full year courses in visual studies — the first ones in Russia.