Center for Independent Social Research

 

CISR – USA

Expertise
Post‑Сommunist
Societies

Mission Statement

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.

CISRus Projects

“Teaching Math in the USA:

Professional Integration of High-Skilled Female Immigrants from Russia and the FSU”

2020-2021

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.

“Academic
Freedom” 

2020-2021

The project implies monitoring, analyzing, and raising awareness of issues surrounding academic freedom in Russia and post-Soviet countries.

“Russian Youth
and Corruption”

2019

The study of attitudes towards corruption among Russian Generation Z including nine focus groups with university students in three Russian cities.  

CISRus Blog

In Science, Opposites Do Not Attract

Elena Chechik

In many scientific fields, women prefer to work with women—and men with men. Why?

Second-Class Academic Citizens

Dmitry Dubrovsky

Why Can Russian Students Not Expect to Have the Same Rights and Freedoms as Teachers?

Ethics Codes: Mere Fashion or a Tool for Resolving Conflicts?

Daria Skibo

Most Russian universities have elaborated Codes of Ethics. Why?

Is a Gay Student Allowed to Sing?

Dmitry Dubrovsky

Homophobic speeches—and actions—are increasingly common in Russian universities and any objections are potentially dangerous.

CISRus Partners

Foreign agents

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

Leading Universities

Participants of the Project 5-100 to be more competitive globally

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