SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
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Vice-Rector in Charge of Research
Academician of the Russian Academy on Education, Doctor of Psychology, Professor
Tel.: +7 (812) 312-43-01
Addres: 48, Moika Emb., Bld 5, Office 216, St. Petersburg, Russia, 191186
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia is a leading research and education centre whose main focus is research in education and upbringing. The university’s history is traced to the St Petersburg Foundling Home, and in 200 years the university has produced over 30 schools of sciences. Our mission is to provide the national education system with knowledge and technologies that meet the needs of modern society, and also to train educators at all levels.
Herzen University represents:
Over the years a number of unique research fields have been established here including:
- ontolinguistics (developmental psycholinguistics);
- defectology (therapeutic pedagogy and the development of inclusive education in Russia);
- bilingualism (specific features of bilingual education);
- integrated research in childhood and child development;
- northern studies (studies of the indigenous minorities of the Far East and Siberia)
Our scientists and research groups undertake a range of expert work in their respective fields, and the knowledge they have acquired and accumulated has become a valuable information source for further development of science and education.
Our research interests include a variety of scientific fields (humanities, social and natural sciences). A major part of research at the Herzen University focuses on specific features of instruction in all academic subjects and their methodological and didactic principles.
The university currently conducts research in the following areas:
— Pedagogy: pedagogical research methodology (Svetlana Pisareva); defectology (Vitaly Kantor); approaches to working with gifted youngsters (Boris Avvo); learning theory and practice (Alexandra Gogoberidze, Elena Piskunova, Stella Tseitlin); developing methodology and technologies for teaching mathematically gifted students (Sergey Rukshin); educational dynamics of an internet persona (Andrei Akhayan); education management (Sergei Trapitsin), IT in education (Elena Vlasova, Tatiana Noskova, Alexander Flegontov).
— Psychology: psychological safety of a learning environment (Irina Baeva); methodology and methods of medical and psychological support for individuals in an unfamiliar living environment (Anatoly Alekhin); social psychology of narcotism in youngsters (Larisa Tsvetkova); developmental psychophysiology (Elena Nikolaeva).
— Natural Sciences: animal parasitology, functional morphology and genetics (Gennady Ataev); insect entomology, systematics, ecology and biogeography (Alexander Streltzov); paleolimnology (Dmitry Subetto); geo-ecology (Evgeny Nesterov); algebraic groups and the invariant theory (Nikolai Gordeev); nitro-compound and amino-acid chemistry (Sergei Makarenko); non-organic photochemistry (Tatiana Boitsova, Vyacheslav Pak, Mikhail Puzyk); non-conductor, semiconductor and low-dimension semimetal physics (Vachagan Avanesyan, Gennady Bordovsky, Yuri Gorokhovatsky, Vladimir Grabov, Rene Alejandro Castro Arata, Alexander Kolobov, Vladimir Pronin); theoretical physics and astrophysics (Andrei Belyaev, Sergei Gavrilov, Andrei Grib, Evgeny Trifonov).
— Humanities: communicative linguistics and standard of speech (Valentina Chernyak), research and promotion of the Russian language (Sergei Monakhov), creative aesthetics and philosophy of literature, a dialog between Russian and foreign philosophical traditions (Alexei Gryakalov), ancient philosophy, Platonics and visual anthropology (Roman Svetlov), museum communications (Olga Sapanzha).
— Social Sciences: criminology (Yakov Gilinsky), theology in the system of higher education (Alexander Prilutsky), comprehensive regional studies of various Russian territories (Vladimir Yakovlev), interaction between state and religion, international law and religion (Alexandra Dorskaya), history of the 1917 Russian revolution events (Dmitry Bazhenov, Andrei Nikolaev).
Our research teams work in active cooperation with Russian and foreign academic and research organisations in the following areas:
— Benthial deposit and soil cover geochemistry and geo-ecology (lead by Evgeny Nesterov, Chair of the Geology and Geo-Ecology Department, Faculty of Geography) in cooperation with Prehistory Laboratory (St Petersburg), the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Institute of History of Material Culture RAS (St Petersburg), The Institute of Northern Archeology (Nefteyugansk), South Ural Federal Research Centre (Chelyabinsk), the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology RAS — Ural Branch (Yekaterinburg), the Institute of History and Archeology RAS – Ural Branch (Yekaterinburg).
— Paleolimnology (lead by Dmitry Subetto, Dean of the Geography Faculty) in cooperation with Northern Water Problems Institute of Karelian Research Centre RAS (Petrozavodsk), Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal university (Kaliningrad), Karelian Research Centre RAS (Petrozavodsk), Kazan Federal University, Lund University (Sweden), University of Potsdam (Germany).
— Atomic, molecular and chemical physics (lead by Sergei Gavrilov, Professor of the General and Experimental Physics Department, Faculty of Physics) in cooperation with Uppsala University (Sweden), Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (Germany), University of Hanover (Germany), Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, (USA), University of California (USA).
— Astrophysics and condensed matter physics (lead by Sergei Gavrilov, Professor of the General and Experimental Physics Department, Faculty of Physics) in cooperation with Tomsk State University, University of São Paulo (Brazil), Federal University of Sergipe (Brazil).
— Particle physics, quantum field theory, cosmology and gravitation (lead by Andrei Grib, Professor of the Theoretical Physics and Astronomy Department, Faculty of Physics) in cooperation with Alexander Friedman Laboratory for Theoretical Physics (St Petersburg), Copernicus Science Centre (Poland), St Petersburg State University of Economics, ITMO University (St Petersburg), the Bonch-Bruevich St Petersburg State University of Telecommunications.
— Optical and electronic memory and alternating-phase materials (lead by Alexander Kolobov, Chair of the Physical Electronics Department, Faculty of Physics) in cooperation with University of Cambridge (UK), National Institute of Applied Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), Nanoelectronics Research Institute AIST (Japan), Joint Research Center for Atom Technology (Japan), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy), Japan Science and Technology Agency, University of Montpellier (France), The French National Centre for Scientific Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA).
And much more