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Center for Youth Studies at the National Research University High School of Economics was founded in 2009 through a partnership between NRU HSE in St. Petersburg and the “Region” Research Center of Ulianovsk State University within the NRU HSE development program.

CYS is a research center aimed at large scale international projects concerning youth. It represents a fundamentally new academic space, where experienced researchers as well as students from different universities and different countries are invited for creative collaboration.

Our main goal is to develop a school for youth research that is incorporated into the structure of international social science.

CYS’s research activity

- we initiate and conduct fundamental as well as applied sociological and interdisciplinary research on relevant issues concerning youth practices, spaces, and lifestyles in Russia, Western Europe and Asia;

- we develop practical recommendations for correcting social and youth policy projects in the Russian Federation and other countries and the analytical and information support of corresponding municipal and state structures;

- we develop the comparative component of social research on youth from a national perspective, respecting pre-existing theoretical and methodological theories and practices

CYS’s scientific and methodological basis development

- we regularly conduct seminars on topics in youth research as well as other vital scientific and practical issues;

- we are creating a scientific information database on topics concerning youth;

- we are developing methodical recommendations on theory, methodology, and practice in youth research;

- we promote innovative research methods, i.e. comprehensive (combining qualitative and quantitative research), visual, virtual, dialogical, reflexive, etc.

Student work in CYS

We invite students from the National Research University High School of Economics in St. Petersburg to organize and conduct research.

Russia’s Skinheads: exploring and rethinking subcultural lives

Pilkington H., Omelchenko E. L., Garifzianova A.

L.; NY: Routledge, 2010.

Brazil, Russia and the multiple modernities paradigm

Maslovskiy M.

Social Imaginaries. 2017. Vol. 3. No. 1. P. 147-165.

Book chapter
Fashion Bloggers as Cultural Intermediaries: The Meaning of Brand Choices in Style Production In print

Kuleva M., Maglevanaya D.

In bk.: Digital Transformation & Global Society: Second International Conference, DTGS 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 21-23, 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, 2017.

Working paper
Old factories, new stakhanovites: Moscow contemporary art-centres as workplaces

Kuleva M.

Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2016. No. 138.

Center for Youth Studies - Report for 2016 and plans for 2017

Usually, it is considered to sum up the work has been done till the end of the year, yet we are doing it at the beginning of the new one

BRENTER. HSE is the Best Place for International Internships

The Centre for Youth Studies is hosting a delegation of British students for the second year in a row.

Any publications? Yes, please

Nadezda Nartova with Francesca Stella published an article on sexuality in modern Russia

Nadezda Nartova Visits Minsk for the Second Time with Gender Course

This time the course was dedicated to Body policies: bio-power and new social order

New publication from CYS team

An article in Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context has been published by Elena Omelchenko and Guzel Sabirova under title: Youth Cultures in Contemporary Russia: Memory, Politics, Solidarities

Daria Krivonos has a new publication

In YOUNG: Nordic Journal of Youth Research  

CYS joined with our own page to the web portal - ACADEMIA.EDU

Academia is the easiest way to share papers with millions of people across the world for free

Children and adolescents in the ethnosphere of a large Russian city

Under this title recently was published a collection of articles of the Center of Youth Studies stuff memebers

Kazan - the first acquaintance

CYS employees Julia Andreeva and Dmitry Omelchenko returned from Kazan, another city where the study on the RSF project will be conducted 

With no further ado - "That was a success"

International conference dedicated to 20-year anniversary of youth studies in Russia has ended on Saturday 17th of October.