National Research University Higher School of Economics
20, Myasnitskaya, 101000
Phone: 7 495 775 95 90 ext. 2194, 2189, 2191
About the university: Moscow's State University Higher School of Economics is among the top-three most prestigious universities in Russia and the biggest center for socio-economical analysis. Considered the the leading center of postgraduate education and professional training, it hasbranches in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm. The student body comes from 71 regions of Russia and seven CIS states.
The Institute for Trade Policy was founded in 2004 to provide research, consultancy and educational services for the dissemination of knowledge in the areas of international trade and trade policy and multilateral trade regulation instruments.
Areas of expertise: Its main areas of work, all related to trade policy, are: (a) research and consultancy, (b) use of results of this research in pedagogical work, be it with students or practitioners; (c) publication of studies, reports and teaching materials. In this context, the Centre organizes and conducts multidisciplinary applied research, develops a system of collection of data about international trade and trade policy and has set up a library specialized in trade policy issues. It also hosts a WTO information/documentation centre.
Courses offered: The School offers graduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes. These include for instance courses on Trade policy, Trade in services, Modelling of international trade, Multilateralism and regionalism in the world trade. Training on dispute settlement is also being delivered to government officials and trade practitioners, and trade policy related courses are organized in different regions of Russia.