The Laboratory of Cultural Economics conducts fundamental and applied scientific research, devoted to current issues of the development of the culture and creative industries sphere. The main emphasis in the research carried out by the Laboratory staff is placed on the study of socio-economic, managerial and information technology changes that affect cultural organizations.
The Laboratory implements projects on demand of cultural authorities of various levels, as well as a number of international projects in cooperation with foreign universities. The laboratory participates in programs to attract Russian and foreign postdocs.
The Laboratory attracts students of various master's and bachelor's programs to conduct research, which results in term papers and final thesis, and to organize project activities.
A study of the digitalisation process of Russian museums has been conducted by the Laboratory for Management in Culture and Tourism at the HSE – St. Petersburg, with the support of the Russian Committee of the International Union of Museums (ICOM Russia). The results of the study provide information on factors that contribute to failure or success in the museum digitalisation efforts and reveal its prospects, raise questions on tools that could be applied for attracting more visitors, as well as touch on possibilities for monetising museum online product range.
On March 17, 2022 was held the Inter-campus Round Table "Digitalization of cultural heritage".
HSE University's St Petersburg campus is committed to developing research and science. It has 18 scientific departments and centres, including seven international laboratories led by world-renowned scientists whose studies are dedicated to solving challenges at the national and global levels. In this article, we present the Editor's Choice of the top 10 scientific achievements of the campus for the year.