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Dr. Elena Denisova-Schmidt, MBA

Email: elena.denisova-schmidt@unisg.ch
          denisova-schmidt@t-online.de

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lecturer, University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland
September 2007 - present

Research Fellow, Center for International Higher Education (CIHE)
Boston College, USA
December 2015 - present

Visiting Fellow, Aleksanteri Institute, Finland 
August 2015 - September 2015

Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow, Harvard University, USA
September 2013 - June 2015

Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
January 2008 - February 2008

Research Fellow, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
November 2002 - July 2007
https://www.hu-berlin.de

VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, Russia
Mai 1999 - Juli 2002
http://www.vsmpo.ru/

EDITORIAL BOARD

Column: ‘Cross-Cultural Communication’ for the AATSEEL Newsletter
(American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages)
http://www.aatseel.org/publications/newsletter/

RECENT AWARDS

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. 

IN THE MEDIA

Facing up to international students who cheat.
University World News. 23 September 2016.

The Slippery Business of Plagiarism. Boston: Center for International Higher Education, (24 May 2016) https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/world-view/slippery-business-plagiarism

(with Huber, M. and Leontyeva, E.)
On the Development of Students’ Attitudes towards Corruption and Cheating in Russian Universities
EJHE (10.03.2016)

Ich weise auf internationale Korruption hin
Südkurier, 29.02.2016

(with Prytula, Y.)
To Pay or Not to Pay Taxes, That Is the Question
VoxUkraine (12.6.2015)

(with Prytula, Y.)
The Business Environment in Ukraine: New Country, Old Problems, More Hope
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University (29.04.2015)

Doublethink, Russian Style. EU: ANTICORRP (22.1.2015)

(with Leontyeva E. and Prytula Y.)
Corruption at Universities is a Common Disease for Russia and Ukraine
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University (17.6.2014)

Informal Business Practices in the Russian Pharmaceutical Sector.
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University (16.10.2013)

(with Leontyeva, E.)
Perception of Corruption by First-Year and Final-Year Students in Russia
Boston: Center for International Higher Education (18.12.2012).

Ein Zubrot für Staatsdiener.
In: St. Galler Tagblatt Nr. 144, 2011: 6.


GRANTS


Research Grant
‘Ethnography of Corruption (Russia)’Anti-Corruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption (ANTICORRP) (FP7, EU)
05/2013 – 03/2014

Research Grant
‘Corruption and Informal Practices at Russian Universities’
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
08/2012 – 11/2013

Research Grant
‘Bilingualisms in Europe’
Leonardo da Vinci (EU)
08/2012 – 07/2014

Travel Grant to SSEES (UCL)
Grundtvig (EU)
09/2012

Faculty Exchange with Russia
Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research
03/2012 – 08/2012

Short-Term Grant for Research at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, Germany
01/2011 - 02/2011
www.swp-berlin.org

Investigator Grant, University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland
06/2010 - 10/2010

Travel Grant for the 5th Summer School ‚Informal Networks, Clientelism and Corruption in politics, state administration, business and society. Case studies from Central and Eastern Europe’, Prague, Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences, organized by the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen, August 2010.
www.changing-europe.de

Travel Grant for the DAAD-Alumni Summer School program ‘Building Bridges – Poland, Russia and Germany in the Past, Present and Future’, European Academy Berlin, August 2008

Short-Term Grant for research at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
01/2008 - 02/2008
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/staff/elena-denisova-schmidt

Education Grant, Haniel Foundation scholarship for the MBA Program in Management for Central and Eastern Europe, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), 2005-2006
www.haniel-stiftung.de

Investigator Grant, Humboldt University, 2005-2006 

Investigator Grant, Humboldt University, 2004-2005

Investigator Grant, DAAD Research, 2003
www.daad.ru

PUBLIC SERVICE

Vice-President
The German charity organization ‘Future for Ritschow/Life after Chernobyl in the Region Gomel/Belorussia’, www.ritschow.de

Wiklich armseliges Krankenhaus
Interview, Badische Zeitung, 05.02.2014

Neue Gesichter im Vorstand
Südkurrier, 30.11.2013

Первый российско-швейцарский Форум промышленников и предпринимателей
Интервью, "Русская Швейцария", №3, 2011

Interkulturelle Zusammenarbeit zwischen Deutschen und Belarussen
der Verein "Zukunft für Ritschow" - Leben nach Tschernobyl in der Region Gomel/Belarus

Südkurier, Februar 2009


Flirten statt Small Talk
Im Al Globe wurde gestern über die Tücken der 'Interkulturellen Kommunikation' diskutiert, der Tagesspiegel, 23.08.2006

Der Tagesspiegel 2006
 


 











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