Elena Denisova-Schmidt

Elena Denisova-Schmidt

Elena Denisova-Schmidt

PD Dr.
Privatdozentin for Russian Culture and Society
Gatterstrasse 3
9010 St. Gallen
Publications Publications of Elena Denisova-Schmidt
Main Focuses
  • Academic Integrity
  • Corruption
  • Informality
  • Interculturality
  • Eastern Europe
Professional Career

Elena Denisova-Schmidt is a Research Associate at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Research Fellow at the Boston College Center for International Higher Education (USA). Previously, she had held appointments at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki. Before moving into academia, Elena Denisova-Schmidt worked for the VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation in Russia. Her current research interests cover corruption and informality. 


Projects ProjectsLink Elena Denisova-Schmidt

Academy of Management (AoM)
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) 
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde (DGO) (The German Association of East European Studies)
Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE)



Do Anti-Corruption Educational Campaigns Reach Students? Some Evidence from Two Cities in Russia and Ukraine.
Voprosy Obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, 1, 61-83, 2016.
This paper, written together with Martin Huber (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) and Elvira Leontyeva (Pacific National University, Khabarovsk, Russia), received the best paper award from the Russian organization Obchestvo Znanie for contributions to corruption issues. 

Justification of Academic Corruption at Russian Universities: A Student Perspective.  
Edmond J. Safra Working Papers, No. 30, 2013. Cambridge: Harvard University.
This paper was named in TOP-13 as one of the most interesting studies on Russia in 2013 by the Higher School of Economics.


Åbo Akademi (11/2006), American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages (AATSEEL) (01/2012, 01/2006), Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) (12/2018, 11/2017), Bologna Process Researchers' Conference (FOHE-BPRC3) (11/2017), CIHE-Europe Symposium (01/2023), DGO-Congress of Central and East European Studies (10/2022), Dresden University of Technology (06/2019, 06/2013, 01/2011, 01/2009, 05/2008), George Mason University (01/2008), Greenwich University (02/2015), Harvard University (05/2015, 02/2015), Higher School of Economics (10/2018, 10/2015), Humboldt University of Berlin (04/2006, 06/2006, 01/2005, 11/2004, 05/2004, 10/2003, 06/2003, 11/2002), IAU 2017 International Conference in Accra (10/2017, video presentation), Indonesia, Campus Integrity Roadshow (02/2023, online presentation), Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center (01/2008), Miami University (03/2012), University College London (03/2018, 03/2016, 09/2014), University of Basel (04/2018, 09/2011), University of Bremen (11/2014, 05/2014, 01/2014, 05/2013, 11/2012, 04/2012), University of Fribourg (11/2013, 11/2010), University of Helsinki (10/2021, 08/2021, 09/2015), University of Hildesheim (6/2012), University of Konstanz (12/2010), University of Lausanne (03/2023), University of Ottawa (11/2016), University of St.Gallen (HSG) (03/2023, 09/2020, 08/2014, 11/2010), University of Zurich (02/2010), Pacific National University (05/2014), Vienna University of Economics and Business (04/2022, 06/2021, 06/2014, 06/2009, 05/2007, 06/2005, 06/2003), South Economic Association (11/2016). 

Editorial Board

Editor (2008-2018)
Column: ’Cross-Cultural Communication’ for the AATSEEL Newsletter 
(American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages) 

Editor (since 2020)
Slavicum Press, Slavisches Seminar der Universität Zürich

Additional Information

Reviewer for Applied Economics; Asia Pacific Education Review; British Educational Research Journal; China Economic Review; Cogent Education; Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization; Eastern European Economics; Educational Researcher; Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection; Employee Relations; Eurasian Geography and Economics; Europe-Asia Studies; European Journal of Higher Education; Global Change, Peace and Security; Health Economics, Policy and Law; Higher Education; Higher Education Research & Development; Higher Education Quarterly; Humanities and Social Sciences Communications; International Journal of African Higher Education; International Journal of Comparative Sociology; International Journal of Cross Cultural Management; International Journal of Educational Development; International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education; International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society; Journal of Academic Ethics; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Eurasian Studies; Journal of Language Contact; Journal of Language and Education; Learning and Individual Differences; Mir Rossii; Problems of Post-Communism; Science and Public Policy; Studies in Higher Education; South African Journal of Science.

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