Moscow School for the Social and Economic Sciences

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Moscow School for the Social and Economic Sciences
Founded1995; 24 years ago (1995)
FocusLaw, Economic, Humanities
  • 119571, Moscow, Prospect Vernadskogo, 82, Building 2, 1st floor
Area served
Teodor Shanin

The Moscow School for the Social and Economic Sciences (Russian: Московская высшая школа социальных и экономических наук) is a private, not-for-profit, postgraduate university in Moscow. It was founded in 1995 by Professor Teodor Shanin, with funding from The Open Society Institute, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, the Department of Education of the Russian Federation and others.[1] Many of the master's degrees offered by the Moscow School are validated by the University of Manchester.[2] In recent years the university has offered a limited range of undergraduate courses.[3]

On 20 June 2018 the Russian Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency (Rosobrnadzor) revoked the accreditation of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences.[4] The decision was widely criticised.[5] The School noted that, "The withdrawal of accreditation does not mean revoking the license to conduct education", and vowed to continue its work.[6]


  1. ^ "History". Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  2. ^ "Partnerships | Information for students from Russia | The University of Manchester". The University of Manchester. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  3. ^ "Undergraduate". Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  4. ^ "Russian regulators revoke the accreditation of another top ranked, Western-linked graduate school". Meduza. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  5. ^ Yudin, Grigory (10 July 2018). "Overzealous Regulators Are Closing in on Russian Universities". Moscow Times.
  6. ^ "Официальный комментарий ректора МВШСЭН по поводу отзыва аккредитации". Retrieved 2018-06-28.