Vologda Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

VolRC today

Vologda Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (before August 2017 – Institute of Socio-Economic Development of Territories of RAS) is the first and the only branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the territory of the Vologda Oblast. Organized in the difficult years of radical economic reforms, the Institute gradually found its place both as in the Department of Social Sciences and in the regional life.

The main outcomes of the last years are the formation of the scientific personnel with active life position, great demand in the Institute’s research, academic community’s support of the new journal published by VolRC RAS, which combine efforts of the economic institutes of RAS in the Northwestern Federal District, development of international ties.

In order to find a comprehensive solution to the problem of research efficiency increase, VolRC RAS has established the Research Educational Centre (REC). The main goal of REC is the improvement of the quality of young scientific personnel training. Today in REC pupils, students and postgraduates have an opportunity to study economics in practice. In recent years 40 VolRC RAS postgraduate students have successfully defended their theses and took the PhDs.

The permanent support from the RAS administration, the effective cooperation with the Vologda Oblast Government and the Vologda city Administration contribute a lot to the successful work of VolRC RAS.

Aleksandra Anatol'evna Shabunova, Doctor of Economics, Director of VolRC RAS

VolRC RAS today comprises:

  • Five research departments, a detached unit – Northwestern Dairy Farming and Grassland Management Research Institute
  • Nine research laboratories
  • Scientific library (fund – over 16 000 units)
  • More than 270 books and monographs containing research findings of the Institute’s scientific personnel.
  • Scientific journal “Economic and Social Changes: facts, trends, forecast” included into the list of the leading reviewed scientific journals and publications and Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index.