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Doctoral School of Psychology

The Doctoral School is offering a doctoral training programme in a wide range of specialties within the field of ‘Psychological Sciences.’ The school’s main priority is to involve doctoral students in promising interdisciplinary research projects in the areas of modern psychology, sociology, economics, linguistics, and neuroscience. Doctoral students will have the opportunity to attend courses and seminars in English and to participate in internships in leading Russian and European university laboratories that collaborate with the Faculty of Psychology.

International Students Invited to Apply to HSE’s Doctoral Schools

Admissions to tuition-free doctoral studies at HSE open on February 01, 2018. International students can choose from 15 PhD programmes in fields ranging from Mathematics to Art and Design. The programmes are offered at HSE campuses in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Nizhny Novgorod. It is not necessary to speak Russian in order to pursue a PhD at HSE – the thesis can be written in English. Several international students are already pursuing doctoral degrees at HSE and one of them, Keunwon Choi from South Korea, has shared his impressions with us.

The Federal Quota Competition has started

Admission through the Federal Quota Scheme

Admission for Doctoral Studies Kicks Off

Applications are now being accepted for HSE doctoral programmes. The 2018 procedure is similar to that used by many international universities: exams can be sat online and in English, and HSE can now confer its own academic degrees. Sergey Roshchin, HSE Vice Rector, told the HSE News Service about how the procedure has changed.

Discussion of PhD-candidates' theses in December, 2017

Meetings for discussion of PhD-candidates' theses will be held on December 6 and 7, 2017

Doctoral School of Psychology invites volunteers for research

Doctoral School of Psychology invites volunteers for research. Everyone can participate!

Assimilationism, colorblindness, multiculturalism, and multiculturalism in the Russian context

On November 9 Dmirty Grigoryev took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Assimilationism, colorblindness, multiculturalism, and multiculturalism in the Russian context".

Graduates of the Doctoral School of Psychology was awarded the Diplomas on October 31

The first PhD-candidates of the Doctoral Shcool of Psychology that were learning according the new rules, was awarded the Diplomas on October 31

HSE Will Confer its Own Degrees

A number of research organizations and universities, including HSE, will be able to establish their own academic degrees, under a decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Admission to HSE Was a Key Event in My Life

Ekaterina Vasilevskaya is a second year student on the full-time advanced doctoral programme, and also a visiting lecturer at HSE. Since 2016, she has participated in the 'Health Literacy and Its Impact on Weight-Related Behaviors in College Students’ research project at Florida International University, USA. In her interview for the Doctoral School of Psychology, Ekaterina spoke about being admitted to the HSE doctoral programme, and her studies.

Researchers to Predict Cognitive Dissonance according to Brain Activity

A new study by HSE researchers has uncovered a new brain mechanism that generates cognitive dissonance – a mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs or values, or experiences difficulties in making decisions. The results of the study have been published in the paper ‘Open Access Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Dissonance (Revised): an EEG Study’in The Journal of Neuroscience.