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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.

Our researchers start the new season of publication activity

The Ethnographic Review published an article by Svyatoslav Polyakova "The Master of historical reenactment on a stage and in his life"

Successful Russian-Finnish cooperation continues

There was Russian-Finnish seminar in St. Petersburg 7-9 September hosted by CYS. The project "Digital youth and media city", supported by the Kone Foundation, was discussed there.

New reports of the CYS researchers at the European Sociological Association conference

Elena Omelchenko, Guzel Sabirova and Nadezhda Vasilyeva took part in the 13th annual conference of the European Sociological Association "(Un)making of Europe: capitalism, solidarities, subjectivities"

Elena Onegina about her graduate study admission, unique atmosphere in the laboratory and field research experience

Good news from graduates of the master's program "Modern social analysis". Elena Onegina was enrolled in graduate studies in the field of "Social structure, social institutes and processes" at the Moscow campus of HSE.

PhD in sociology in Prague

HSE Prom is over, but we already have glad tidings from our alumni! Master of the "Modern social analysis" program Olga Senkova received a full scholarship to study at Charles University. Olga narrates us about her professional career, sociology master at HSE, and about the thorny path for PhD application.

"The right to gender"

Elena Onegina performed in the CIS

"What the thing is the youth?"

Discussion in the "Grazhdanin politolog" was began with such question

CYS gifted CISR by excellent performances

May 24-26, the Centre of Independent Social Researches celebrated its 25th anniversary by the international conference "Beyond..."

Factory of meanings "Female face of Russian activism"

28 April 2017 in the HSE (St. Petersburg) held an annual "Factory of meanings ", dedicated this year to the women activism in Russia.

Elena Onegina took part in the international conference

The conference "Girlhood in an era of change: Gender equality as a cultural norm and social practice" was held on April 7