Research centres

  • SEneC
  • SEDeC
  • SWTC
  • SUrbC


About the SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies (SKOLKOVO IEMS)

We conduct cutting-edge research and provide advisory services focused on the strategic issues of globalisation, innovation, institutional development, the phenomenon of soft power and sustainable development. We are experts in applying strategic futures thinking methods and scenario planning to the challenges faced by policymakers and businesspeople in emerging markets.


To promote the full-scale and fair integration of Russia into the global economy by helping the international business community better understand Russia as a market and as a global player and by supporting the development of Russia’s capacity to attract investors and access international markets.


Since 2008, we have produced over 50 research briefs on the economic, financial, strategic, and operational issues impacting the policies and businesses of Russia and fast moving markets around the world. Our team of experts have conducted numerous consulting projects for both public and private sector organisations, published SKOLKOVO IEMS research in top-tier academics journals and written a top-ranked management book identifying the traits of successful breakout firms in the BRICS.

About SEneC

SKOLKOVO Energy Centre (SEneC) was opened at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in 2011.

Core research subjects:

  • Economic stimulation of new accumulation mining and raise in oil and gas recovery factor of the already functioning accumulations
  • Strategy of the Russian continental shelf exploration and mining
  • Economic aspects of oil refinery modifying and energy efficiency stimulation issues
  • Global oil and gas production and consumption trends
  • Scenarios of the gas demand according to economic activity kinds
  • Assessment of gas saving potential in Russia and stipulations of its realization
  • Methodology of the oil and gas transportation rate defining
  • World trends of hydrocarbon price formation, processing margin

Contact information:

Novaya ul. 100, Skolkovo village, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Region, +7 495 580 30 03

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About SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre (SEDeC)

SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre, headed by Denis Konanchuk, was founded in May 2011.

Our Goal: to develop new approaches and disseminate best managerial practices for Education development in Russia and abroad.

Core activities:

  • problem-driven research resulting in unique insights / tools for tertiary education development;
  • policy advice on human-resources development for Russian corporations and industries to promote sustainable growth and new market opportunities;
  • executive education programs and strategy development sessions for university management teams.

Research & Development philosophy:

  • practice-oriented approach: develop practical tools and solutions to respond corporate and government needs in the field of education and human-resources development;
  • public discussion of the problems related to educational process and new educational technologies and their influence on the modern society;
  • use of the leading international practice and it’s adaptation to Russian reality.

For the last 2 years SEDeC specialists have contributed to strategy development of the leading Russian universities, including Urals Federal university in Yekaterinburg, Northern (Arctic) Federal university in Arkhangelsk and Olympic University in Sochi.

In 2012-2013 SEDeC team is conducting educational program for the senior managers of the Russian universities, which was designed under the umbrella of Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation. The aim of the program is to establish a network community of university managers, implementing a range of breakthrough projects aimed to create new educational landscape in Russia.

In addition, in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, the “Interaction between the Labour Markets and the Professional Education Systems” project is being implemented in Russia and in five developing countries (Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Jordan). The project aims at implementing the priorities of the G20 countries in the field of human resource development.

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SKOLKOVO Wealth Transformation Centre (SWTC)

The Centre seeks to support entrepreneurship in Russia through creating and developing legal and educational infrastructure.

Its key areas of activity include:

  • Asset Management
  • Continuity
  • Charity

The Centre offers educational programmes, conducts studies, holds events and works with regulators on issues of continuity ​​and on the introduction of new tools for public charity.

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The SKOLKOVO Centre for Urban Studies (SUrbC)


The SKOLKOVO Centre for Urban Studies (SUrbC) tends to create in Russia the culture of thinking and dialogue about a city.


The Centre generates a platform to develop new formats of interaction between business, government and professional community with regard to the problems of urban development.

Goals and objectives

The Centre assists in development of world-class cities in Russia through:

  • improving urban management systems;
  • forming a new generation of managers, leaders and agents of change in government and business, as well as professionals in the area of urban development;
  • setting professional and academic standards in urban planning and urbanism.

Key activities

  • Carrying our interdisciplinary research to gerenate knowledge and data on Russian cities available to government, Russian and international businesses and professional community;
  • Running analytical and project work to facilitate the process of strategic planning, legislation, urban development policies and programs regarding urban development;
  • Developing and delivering educational programs to develop managerial skills and build-up teams of new generation among the authorities and business;
  • Organising a wide range of events on the most burning issues of urban management and development involving all stakeholders.


Ksenia Mokrushina, Head of the SKOLKOVO Centre for Urban Studies

Novaya ul. 100, Skolkovo village, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Region.
Phone: +7 495 539 30 03