Research is conducted in seven branches of science: philology, pedagogy, psychology, biology, philosophy, history and legal science. The main direction of research at the institute is “Man in the system of social interaction and cultural values”.

Our institute comprises “Severodvinsk Cognitive School”, two research labs (“Laboratory of linguistic marketing” and “Laboratory of psychophysiology”), educational labs and equipped cabinets (“Laboratory of vocational guidance”, “Courtroom”, “The Cabinet of criminology”, “The cabinet of folklore and ethnography”, “The cabinet of psychological training”).

The institute offers postgraduate studies in 4 specialties: “Russian language”, “Russian literature”, “Germanic languages”, “Comparative-historical, typological and comparative linguistics”.

Different events are traditionally held in the institute, such as international conferences (“Problems of conceptualization of reality and simulation of language picture of the world”, “Education Ecology: modern challenges”), all-Russian conferences (“Dialogue of language and cultures”), regional conferences (“Actual problems of theory and practice”), university conferences (“Lomonosov scientific and practical conference of teachers and students”, “Philological readings”, “Spring psycho-educational readings”, “Cultural readings”, “Legal readings”), various scientific and practical conferences.

The results of research made by professors, PhD and undergraduate students are usually implemented in traditional collections of scientific papers “Problems of culture, language and education”, “Res Philologica”, “Philology”. Over 2010-2012 teachers of the institute have published 12 monographs, 3 manuals, 584 scientific articles, 15 collections of scientific papers.


Research fields

Research Supervisor

Institute of Humanities, branch in Severodvinsk

Maria Balova, PhD in History, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8184) 56-84-75

Viktoria Kazyaba, Deputy Director on International Cooperation


Department of German Philology

  • Contrastive semasiology
  • Language politics in higher education
  • Problems of English and German lexicology

Tatiana Nifanova, Doctor of Philology, Professor


  • Internet linguistics

Victoria Kazyaba, PhD in Philology


Department of pedagogy and psychology of basic and professional education

  • Education and tutoring in the socio-cultural context of the North Region
  • Professional education effectiveness within the present-day socio-cultural context
  • Modeling the result of psychological pedagogical education
  • Developing competencies and integral attributes of the personality within the professional education subjects
  • Modeling conditions to achieve the results of psychological pedagogical education
  • Studying socio-cultural and axiological preconditions of the university graduate student model. Preconditions to form the systems of socio-professional education of students in the national universities

Natalia Kadankova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8184) 56-56-66

Department of psycho-physiology and special psychology and pedagogy

  • System analysis of psychological and psycho-physiological condition factors among children and youth sub-population of the Circumpolar North of Russia

Nadezhda Valkova, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor

Tel.: +7 921 085 81 33

  • System monitoring of development factors of preschoolers and primary school children living in the European North of Russia

Olga Minina, PhD in Biology, Associate Professor

Tel.: +7 911 582 07 82

Department of natural science disciplines and informational technologies

  • Studying and applying the theory of probability and mathematical statistics in solving philology research tasks

Irina Kokorina , Assistant Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 58-23-43

  • Studying methods to promote cognitive activity of schoolchildren on the lessons of informatics based on the regional content materials

Svetlana Potapenko, PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 58-23-43

  • Developing up-to-date technologies for e-learning within the professional development on the programme “Informational management”
  • Innovations at the developing of the social sphere of Northern Regions of Russia.

Nadezhda Dmitrieva, PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 58-23-43

  • Developing methods of passenger transportation modeling with pilot introduction in Severodvinsk

Tatiana Kabalina, Ph.D. in Economics, Assistant Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 58-23-43E-mail:

  • Coordinating of the Project of Aflatoun: Social and financial education” and conducting experiments by development of pilot platforms in Arkhangelsk and region (together with Secretariat of “Aflatoun” (Netherlands))
  • Organization of the extracurricular activity under circumstances of Federal State Educational Standard at child social and financial education

Larisa Forkunova, PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 58-23-43

  • Social Anthropology of the Russian Conservatism
  • Using of modern information technologies in the business organization.

Diana Chestneyshina, PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 58-23-43

Department of management

  • Participating in “Aflatoun: Social and financial education” and conducting experiments by development of pilot platforms in Arkhangelsk and region (together with Secretariat of “Aflatoun” (Netherlands))

Irina Nefedova, PhD in Phylosophy, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8184) 56-18-98

  • Quality of life of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region population
  • Health economics: cost-effectiveness of new methods of diagnostics and treatment

Elena Bogdanova, PhD in Phylosophy, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8184) 56-18-98

Department of philosophy and cultural sciences

  • Human and the world in the Russian literature of XVIII – XX cent.

Pavel Lizunov, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor

Tel.: 8 (8184) 56-18-98,

Department of Linguistics

Language Conceptualization of Reality:

  • Studying the cognitive aspects of folklore and poetic language

Tatiana Simashko, Doctor of Philology, Professor


  • Describing semantics of dialectal units

Natalia Khokhlova, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor


  • Cross-cultural communication

Natalia Oskolkova, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor,


  • Applied research (including destination branding)

Irina Dyakonova, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor,


Department of the Russian Language

  • Socio-cultural aspects of studying linguistic and text units

Alexander Loshakov, Doctor of Philology, Professor

Tel.: 8 (8184) 53-84-00

Updated 17.01.2014