International Institute for Strategic Development of Sectoral Economics
International Institute for Strategic Development of Sectoral Economics
Dr. habil. in Economics, Professor
professionals upgraded their skills under 20 further education programmes
international summer/winter schools
foreign partner universities in 15 countries
Practice-oriented master’s programme
English, Spanish, Italian and other foreign languages for specialists in industry economics
5 Advantages of the Institute

The RUDN University International Institute for Strategic Development of Sectoral Economics (IISDSE) activity is based on the synergy of education, science and industrial partnership.

The relevance of educational and research programmes on the international scientific and educational market is achieved by their interdisciplinary character and a flexible approach to them.

The IISDSE does a series of research into developing export potential of Russian commodity producers in order to increase the volume of non-resource non-energy exports, including by reducing technical barriers and increasing the competitiveness of Russian goods when entering foreign markets. 

Institute experts monitor the best foreign practices and conditions that facilitate the import of quality products to the Russian market. Since 2020, the IISDSE has been focusing its efforts on promoting products and services under the Halal brand, as well as probiotics and pharmabiotics as the basis for creating functional products, including for therapeutic and preventive nutrition. Research into the molecular genetic aspects of socially significant diseases and adverse effects of environmental factors continues in the same block.

The most important IISDSE research lines for the next decade are the ecological and economic assessment of the potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in coal-mining regions and the assessment of the carbon footprint of Russian enterprises. The IISDSE jointly with the RUDN University Institute of Ecology pursue a project on local assessment of absorption of greenhouse gases (environmental monitoring system of the RUDN University campus — “carbon test site”). 

The Institute cooperates with the structures of the national accreditation bodies of Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Italy, Turkey. 

The IISDSE employees participate in the work of the International Working Group on Waste and four international professional associations: 

  1. International Association of Hydrogeologists;
  2. International Desalination Association;
  3. IPIECA (Global Oil and Gas Industry Association for Advancing Environmental and Social Performance);
  4. European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning.

The Institute’s partners include 21 universities in 15 countries.

Teaching Staff

The IISDSE training programmes are implemented by practicing specialists, including: 

  • Igor Yurievich Savin, RAS member, Director of the Department of Rational Nature Management of the RUDN University Institute of Ecology; 
  • Aleksandr Yakovlevich Bystryakov, Dr. habil. in Economics, Professor, Deputy Head of the Institute of Civil Service and Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Head of Department of Finance and Credit of the RUDN University Faculty of Economics; 
  • Daniel Pernigotti and Carla Sanz, developers of the EU international standards, experts from the ACCREDIA Italian National Accreditation Body;
  • Elena Vasilievna Ponomarenko, Dr. habil. in Economics, Professor, Head of Department of Political Economy of the RUDN University Faculty of Economics; 
  • Elena Viktorovna Savenkova, Dr. habil. in Economics, Professor, Director of the IISDSE, Director of the RUDN University Institute of Ecology; 
  • Denis Egorovich Khulukshinov, PhD in Economics, Head of Department of the Research Institute of Natural Gases and Gas Technologies — Gazprom VNIIGAZ; 
  • Adel Vilievna Lebedeva, Deputy CEO of the Rusaccreditation National Institute of Accreditation, etc.

The Institute hosts public lectures and master classes of professors from Italy (University of Palermo, Polytechnic University of Milan); Jordan (Jordan University of Science and Technology); Poland (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology), USA (Columbia University), etc. 

The participants in the IISDSE events include heads of the largest Russian research structures and enterprises: GC Corporation “Gazenergostroy”, All-Russia Research Institute of Plant Quarantine; All-Russia Research Institute of Ecology, RAS Oil and Gas Institute, RAS Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, RFMBA Burnazyan Federal Medical and Biological Centre, State Environmental Budgetary Institution “Mospriroda”, etc. 

Every year, the IISDSE employees become experts of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, speakers of the Nevsky International Ecological Congress, Ecology International Forum, events of the Global Food Forum, etc.