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About Us

Welcome to the website of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research!

LCSR was established within the National Research University Higher School of Economics in November 2010. The scientific adviser of LCSR is professor Ronald Inglehart (University Of Michigan), a prominent American sociologist and political scientist, the founder of post-materialism theory, and author of more than 225 scientific papers. LCSR is the only official partner and representative of World Values Survey and European Values Survey in Russia, and the partner of Eurasian Monitor!

You can find more detailed information about the Laboratory in the section “about LCSR”.


Jul 29

Announcement for Master Programmes` applicants!

The deadline for applications for the Master in Comparative Social Research was extended until JULY 29th (budget slots) and AUGUST 5th (self-paid spots for Russian and International applicants).


Aug 15 22:00

Regular Call for Associate Researchers

LCSR announces the next call for associate researchers. The successful candidates will be invited to work on their own projects under the guidance of the LCSR experts and present their research proposals at the Fifth International LCSR Conference. Applications are accepted till August 15, 2015.


Nov 16–20

5th International Annual Research Conference “Cultural and Economic Changes under Cross-national Perspective”

LCSR NRU HSE announces a call for the 5th International Annual Research Conference “Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective”, which will take place from November 16 - 20, 2015, in Moscow. The deadline for application is August 15, 2015.



Jul 18

The international conference “Youth and Society: in the Search for New Solidarities”

Centre for Youth Studies of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (St. Petersburg, Russia) organizes the international conference “Youth and Society: in the Search for New Solidarities” that will take place in St. Petersburg, October 16th to October 17th 2015.



Jul 26, 2015

The first working day in Voronovo

The 5th LCSR Summer School started this Saturday in Voronovo, Moscow. The renown scientists, many graduate students and young researchers from various fields within social sciences came here to meet and discuss their scientific interests and progress in projects.


Jul 22, 2015

Announcement for LCSR summer school participants!

The time for the LCSR Summer school is coming. The internet connection in Voronovo is not very fast. For this reason we strongly recommend to install the list of the packages in R beforehand. 


Jul 21, 2015

ESRA 15 Conference in Iceland

The 6th conference of the European Survey Research Association titled “Reykjavik is the Capital of Parsimony” took place in Reykjavik, Iceland. Among the LCSR members who presented at ESRA 15, there were four staff members and three associate researchers.


Jul 18, 2015

Exploratory Data Analysis with R

We are happy to recommend you a useful book on R-programming titled  "Exploratory Data Analysis with R".


Jul 17, 2015

The Dark Side of Chinese Growth

New article by Stefano Bartolini (University of Siena, Italy) and Francesco Sarracino (LCSR Senior Associate Researcher) titled "The Dark Side of Chinese Growth: Declining Social Capital and Well-Being in Times of Economic Boom" was published in World Development.


Jul 15, 2015

What does the Pride in ones Country mean?

An interview with Marharyta Fabrykant, LCSR Associate Researcher, was published in the latest edition of Russkiy Reporter Magazine. The article is titled "The Pride of refuge: why people tend to love their country".


Jul 13, 2015

Announcement for the CSR Master Programme`s applicants!

LCSR staff kindly remind you that the application process for the International Master Programme in Comparative Social Research is open until 15th of July. 


Jul 13, 2015

Social intolerance and protest behavior 

New article by Carolin Rapp (LCSR Associate Researcher) and her colleague titled “The consequences of social intolerance on non-violent protest” was published in European Political Science Review.