Center for Independent Social Research
CISR – USA
Center for Independent Social Research, Inc. (CISRus)
CISRus is a non-profit association of scholars and experts working on issues related to the post-communist transformation. We conduct unbiased, in-depth social research to enrich scientific knowledge and strengthen civil society.
Our academic mission is to improve scholarly understanding of post-communist societies using knowledge drawn from interdisciplinary work in the social sciences.
- Our educational mission is to support students and young scholars in the social sciences during the early stages of their professional careers.
“Teaching Math in the USA:
Professional Integration of High-Skilled Female Immigrants from Russia and the FSU”
The object of the study is so-called “Russian math education”—a specific professional and educational niche within the sector of supplementary after-school education created by Russian (female) immigrants.
The project implies monitoring, analyzing, and raising awareness of issues surrounding academic freedom in Russia and post-Soviet countries.
The study of attitudes towards corruption among Russian Generation Z including nine focus groups with university students in three Russian cities.
A License for Education
In February, the Russian State Duma will—on second reading—consider amendments to the Law on Education restricting educational activities and international contacts.
The Best Universities Will Remain a Secret
Dmitry Dubrovsky, Daria Skibo
The policy of protectiveness is killing the goal of making the list of the ten countries with the best education systems.
The State’s People
Researchers and professors at Russian universities are increasingly dependent on the state. Who represents their interests in this relationship?
The Year of Aggravation, “Manhunt,” Politicization, and Prohibition
Academic Rights and Freedoms 2020: Wrapping Up Our Blog’s First Year
The term ‘foreign agent’ was initially introduced in Russin federal law in 2012
Autonomy of universities
has been decreasing after launching the Federal Universities project
rubles in a year
The average salary of rectors of public universities in 2018
Participants of the Project 5-100 to be more competitive globally