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.
Where Is “Own” Scientific Development Heading?
The cost of demonstrating autarky in scientific development can be very high.
Four Million Clients?
Is a student a source of hidden threat to a university or an ally in upholding academic freedom? The answer depends on the university’s leaders.
The Number of “Wrong Historians” Is Growing
Government repression of “wrong” history is on the rise. In its place, a single ideology is gaining strength.
How autonomy provided by the government boosts attacks on academic rights and freedoms.
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