The world-class Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center was founded within the framework of the Science National Project under Presidential Decree No. 204 dated May 7, 2018. The center is funded by a federal grant awarded in the form of government subsidies to facilitate the establishment and development of world-class research centers, including international mathematics centers, genome research centers as well as world-class centers specializing in priority areas of research and technological development as defined in Governmental Decree No. 538 “On Government Support Measures to Promote the Establishment and Development of World-Class Research Centers”, dated April 30, 2019.
The Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center carries out research based on the national priorities of scientific and technological development. The Center addresses the possibilities of Russia’s effective response to major global challenges, taking into consideration the human relationship with nature and technology, as well as relations between social institutions, at the current stage of global development and applying methods of the humanities and social sciences, among other approaches.
The Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center represents a consortium of four leading organizations in human capital research: the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and the Russian Academy of Sciences N.N. Mikloukho-Maklay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology.
- Solving a range of pressing interdisciplinary problems associated both with fundamental and applied research on human capital development
- Making Russia one of the world’s top five countries conducting research and development in areas that fall into the priority category of “Humanities and social studies on relationships between humans and nature, humans and technology as well as on dynamics between social institutions as effective responses to major challenges”
- Increasing the contribution of interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences to the achievement of national development goals of the Russian Federation by identifying responses to global and national challenges affecting human capital development
- Enhancing Russia's attractiveness as a world-class humanities and social science research center to leading Russian and foreign academics and promising young researchers by building international interdisciplinary teams lead by Russian scholars
- Raising the prestige of research in the humanities and social sciences in Russia
The Center’s program includes 5 key components: research, educational programs, international cooperation development, academic events, and research infrastructure development.
Studies comprise 7 areas of research on human capital in the global context:
1. Social science and humanities aspects of human capital
2. Demography and active aging
3. Employment and development of skills and competencies
4. Humans in the era of technological transformations
5. Neurocognitive mechanisms of social behavior
6. Natural and climatic factors affecting sustainable development
7. Human capital and security in the global context
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