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Theoretical and applied research programs with the Institute for Complex Strategic Studies

Lomonosov MSU BS places a premium on the linkage between the educational process and economic and managerial research. Lomonosov MSU BS was the first school in the post-soviet area to develop a data base of cases, relevant to the Russian environment, and to provide strong methodological support to faculty from Russian regions. Today most of the research projects are realized through an affiliated membership with the Institute for Complex Strategic Studies (ICSS).  

ICSS is a leading Russian think tank and is a strategic partner of Lomonosov MSU BS. ICSS aim is to contribute to the quality of economic policy in Russia through open, fact-based and policy relevant research analysis and discussion. Supported by leading Russian private sector firms, and contractual relations with several ministries, such as, the Ministry of Industry and Energy, the RF Presidential Administration and grants from the Moscow Scientific Foundation, ICSS research covers a broad range of issues including monetary, energy, taxation, industrial and social policies.
ICSS researchers were recently awarded the prestigious Naschold Award for Excellence in Scholarship in Public Management by the International Public Management Network for their pioneering work on infrastructure development in Brazil.

Strategy for Development Seminars

Since 2001 Lomonosov MSU BS has worked jointly with ICSS to present a research seminar Strategy for Development, which convenes monthly and gathers over fifty of Russia’s most important decision-makers and molders of public opinion for the corporate, governmental, media and academic communities. The seminar is held in high esteem as an effective venue to organize wide and frank discussion about the most acute questions for Russia’s economic and social development, including economic growth, public administration reform, national security, industrial and energy policy.

The most recent topics and speakers were:

• Public Investments and Economic Diversification: International Experience and Russia, Dr. John Litwak, Chief Economist at the
World Bank in Russia
• Demography and Demographical Policy in Russia, Prof. Valery Elizarov, Director of the Center of Population Research, School of
Economics, MSU
• Trends in Innovation Activity in Russia, Prof. Leonid Gokhberg, Director of the Institute of Statistics and Economics of Knowledge
(ISEK), Higher School of Economics
• Trade-Unions and Other Labor Organizations in the Economy: A Comparative Analysis, Dr. Rafael Gomez, London School of
• Russia: the Heritage of the Soviet Union, Prof. Ruslan Grinberg, Director of the Institute of International Economy and Policy.


Lomonosov MSU BS Future Manager School
As a public service, thirty competitively selected secondary school students participate annually in this tuition-free programme of basic economics and management courses.


This game is one of the most useful courses of the program. It allowed us to consolidate all knowledge of the 1st year. The game clearly demonstrated that the most inportant thing is the team. Finally we learnt that success depends on how well you can predict competitors' activities and how quick you are at adapting your strategy to the changing environement.
Evgeny Vigovsky, MBA 019,
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Sustainability week at MSU BS
In response to increasing interest among students to CRS and within its long-term policy of training students to be responsible managers MSU BS held Sustainability Week on May 16-21. Many MSU BSs corporate partners, including LOreal, JLL, Hitachi, Roland Digital, Roland Music, Masterslavl, Syngenta, Charities Aid Foundation, ProfDialogue, and others, participated in the events of the week, which were held in English language.

MSU BS undergraduate students take part in international project
On October 6, 2015, MSU BS undergraduate students took part in a global project BPM Horus Laboratory which is an on-line simulation business game for international student teams.

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