Research activities at the Ural Institute of Humanities are facilitated by an extensive network of laboratories.
Laboratory for Comparative Studies of Tolerance and Recognition was launched as an international research project led by Professor Martin Van Gelderen, Director of the Lichtenberg-Collegium – Institute for Fundamental Research at the University of Göttingen, Germany.
Laboratory of Brain and Neurocognitive Development is based in the department of psychology. Within the focus of research, the studies deal with of brain maturation and mental processes in typically developing children, as well as in children at risk of developing autism (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The primary goal of the project is to ensure comprehensive early diagnosis of children with autism and ADHD, providing for early and more efficient assistance patterns in order to improve the quality of life for children and their families. The research is conducted as part of a large-scale European project to study the risk factors for infant autism and ADHD.
Laboratory of Neurotechnology is an extensive research platform for students, graduate students, and the teaching staff of the Department of Psychology, making use of applied objective methods of studying the human psyche. Main research areas: Psychophysiology of individuality; Psychophysiology of emotions and neuromarketing research; Psychophysiology of cognitive processes; Using technologies of biofeedback, brain stimulation and neuro-computer interfaces to enhance human capabilities.
Laboratory for Studies of Primary Sources of the Ural Federal University was established in 2013 within the framework of the major research project “Return to Europe: Russian elites and European Innovations, Norms and Models ( from the 18th – beg. of the 20th centuriy)”, which received the grant support from the Russian Government. The academic head of the project and its leading researcher is Marie-Pierre Rey, Professor of Russian and Soviet History at the University Paris-1 (France), Director of the Center for the Study of the History of Slavs CRHS (since 1998). The head of the team from the Russian side, and the acting head of the Laboratory is Dmitry Alekseyevich Redin, Doctor of Historical Sciences.
Laboratory for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage opened in 2012, and is part of the Center for Contemporary Culture Studies of the Department of Art History and Socio-Cultural Technologies. The laboratory actively cooperates with local state museums in the field of preservation and expert authentication of the European and national heritage of painting, Russian icon painting and Buddhist bronze plastics. The staff is actively involved in international research conferences in Ekaterinburg, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Tagil, Omsk, and other cities. The scope of research activities includes: examination and expert evaluation of art history objects, technical and technological authentication of heritage objects, providing consultations on the preservation, restoration, display and storage of artistic works.консультирование по вопросам сохранности, реставрации, экспонирования и хранения произведений.
International Demographic Unit was established in June 2014 with the view of introducing innovative research fields in Ural Federal University and promoting international cooperation through the involvement of leading world researches who specialize in social sciences. The laboratory was headed by Gunnar Thorvaldsen, a professor at the University of Tromsø. The laboratory focused on historical and demographic research on the topic “East to West: Models of the Evolution of Regional Communities in the Context of Demographic Transitions” / “Regional Societies as Demographic Transitions: East to West”.
Laboratory of Archaeographical Studies is a community of researchers, students and enthusiasts conducting archeographic expeditions aimed at studying the written records of the Cyrillic tradition. The laboratory activities laid the basis for the scientific school of the Ural archeography, recognized by experts both in Russia and abroad. The findings of the expeditions are used in lectures and practical classes and provide invaluable evidence for research works – form term papers to doctoral dissertations. The laboratory features a permanent educational exposition, reflecting the development of the ancient Russian book-manuscript tradition. In 2009, a restoration workshop was created at the laboratory, providing a means for digitizing the collected materials.
Created / Updated: 6 May 2019 / 26 March 2020