International Centre for Research in Human Development

The Centre conducts interdisciplinary research of the nature and mechanisms of cognitive processes as a resource for innovative development.

Areas of Research

  • Genetically informative studies of child development;
  • Genetic and environmental factors in human development;
  • Child development and personalized approaches to learning.

The Centre uses methods of various sciences: experimental and cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology, genetically informative studies (twin method and other family studies, molecular genetics, bioinformatics).

The International Centre for Research in Human Development is a member of the International Network for Research in Child Health and Development (INRiCHD).

Institute for Law and Ethics (ILE) brings together Lawyers, Scientists and Policymakers to work on legal and ethical implications of genomics, including updating laws to protect individuals and ensure fair use of genetic findings.

ILE also provides professional training, consultation, reports and expert opinions in matters related to legal and ethical implications of genetics.

The Institute collaborates with international partners, including in the UK, USA, China and Canada.


Научный коллектив выражает благодарность Российскому научному фонду, при финансовой поддержке которого написана и издана книга "Геномика поведения: детское развитие и образование". 

Полный текст книги на русском языке (скачать бесплатно).




Mission of the Centre

The mission of the Centre is to generate and implement new knowledge about human development that will lead to improvement in quality of life and well-being of people at all stages of their life.
Our aims are to generate new fundamental knowledge through interdisciplinary research and to implement this knowledge in such areas of human life as education, health, career and professional activity, including in extreme circumstances.
We use an interdisciplinary approach, utilising methods of psychology, education, linguistics, genetics, bioinformatics, neuroscience, medicine and ethics – to improve our ability to support positive development in different contexts and throughout the life course.

Objectives

  • to generate knowledge needed for improvement in peoples’ quality of life and well-being;
  • to provide insight into processes of human development from childhood to adulthood;
  • to provide insight into aetiology of cognitive, motivational, emotional and physical aspects of human development;
  • to study cognitive processes that underlie human intellectual functioning in the modern technologically oriented society;
  • to study mutual influences of cognitive and linguistic mechanisms in the process of human development affected by various social factors;
  • to pursue knowledge that has direct relevance for policies, programs and practices of child education as well as continuous education;
  • to contribute to advancing knowledge about the earliest stages of child development;
  • to work on applying this knowledge to shaping policies and interventions that ensure a strong start in life for all children;
  • to promote knowledge dissemination on human development;
  • to consolidate the scientific community working in this very important field.

Codirectors of the Centre

Yulia Kovas, Professor, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Sergey Malykh, Professor, Russian Academy of Education

Centre Scientific Council

Robert Plomin (UK), Richard Tremblay (Canada), Michel Boivin (Canada), Gordon Harold (UK); Stephen Petrill (US), Xinlin Zhou (China), Andrej A. Kibrik (Russia), Sergey N. Orlov (Russia)

Centre Board of Directors

Eduard V. Galazhinskiy (Russia), Yulia V. Kovas (UK, Russia), Olga Y. Bogdanova (Russia), Dmitry Y. Balanev (Russia), Zoya I. Rezanova (Russia) 


You can find us here:

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https://www.facebook.com/International-Centre-for-Research-in-Human-Development-521395838068557/

MSc Human Development: Genetics, Neuroscience and Psychology – A unique interdisciplinary MSc programme.

Structure of the Centre of Excellence

  • Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations and Behavioural Genetics

  • Centre for Programme Evaluation and Knowledge Dissemination in Child Development

  • Laboratory for Cognitive Studies of Language

  • Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations in Space Exploration

  • Institute for Law and Ethics (ILE)


Centre Projects

Master’s programmes

MSс Human Development: Genetics, Neuroscience And Psychology


Subject Area: Interdisciplinary

Faculty: International Centre for Research in Human Development, Psychology

Qualification: MSc in Psychology

Site: http://www.icrhd.tsu.ru/

Programme Director: Professor Yulia Kovas (y.kovas@gold.ac.uk)

Deputy Programme Director: Dr. Olga Yevgenyevna Bogdanova  (coglabtsu@mail.ru)

Programme language: English

Modes and duration:

Full-time: 2 years

Campus based (intensive 2-week study/assessment sessions in September, December, February and  June in Year 1 & September, December & February in Year 2) + Distance learning elements, supported by  TSU Virtual Learning Environment - MOODLE

Compulsory and Elective Modules

Individual study trajectories through interest-based electives, specialization and research projects

Different Tracks:

General

Early Child Development

Genetics, Bioinformatics and Neuroscience

Personalised Education: Diagnostics, Prevention, Correction, Talent and Creativity Fostering

Contact us

MSc Programme Manager – Daria Matsepuro (mschd_info@mail.ru

Address:

634050, Tomsk, Tomsk State University

8, Moskovskiy Trakt, 4 th building TSU.

International Centre for Research in Human Development

Phone: +7(3822) 786-050

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Laboratories

Centre for Programme Evaluation and Knowledge Dissemination in Child Development
Head

Olga Y. Bogdanova, Associate Professor, Unit of General and Educational Psychology, Psychology Department TSU

Contact: cdp@mail.tsu.ru

The aims of the Centre are to evaluate and implement research based interventions and programmes for early child development; as well as to disseminate knowledge on early childhood development.
Institute for Law and Ethics (ILE)
Head

Scientific Supervisor:
Fatos Selita – Barrister of England and Wales; Attorney and Counselor at Law of the State of New York; Director of AIR  Courses at Goldsmiths, University of London; Lecturer on MSc «Human Development: Genetics, Neuroscience and Psychology» at Tomsk State University

ILE brings together Lawyers, Scientists and Policymakers to work on legal and ethical implications of genomics, including updating laws to protect individuals and ensure fair use of genetic findings. 

ILE also provides professional training, consultation, reports and expert opinions in matters related to legal and ethical implications of genetics. 

The Institute collaborates with international partners, including in the UK, USA, China and Canada.

Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations and Behavioural Genetics
Head
Yulia V. Kovas
Professor of Genetics and Psychology, Director of International Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Investigations into Individual Differences in Learning (InLab); Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London; Codirector of the International Centre for Research in Human Development (ICRHD) at TSU and the Russian-British Laboratory for Behavioural Genetics at the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education; Director of MSc programme «Human Development: Genetics, Neuroscience and Psychology» at TSU.



The main aim of the Laboratory is to study the origins of individual differences in psychological traits that are important for education. Understanding of the complex processes of gene-environment interplay in the course of development will lead to the development of a personalized approach to learning and will help to optimize education.
Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations in Space Exploration
Head
Dmitry Yu. Balanev
Project
Psychological and physiological basis for basic skills formation and proficiency training of operator performance in human space flight
Laboratory for Cognitive Studies of Language
Head
Zoya I. Rezanova, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of the Department of General and Slavic-Russian Linguistics and Classical Philology, Faculty of Philology, Tomsk State University



Project
The Laboratory’s studies are interdisciplinary and bring together the efforts of specialists working in the field of cognitive science, psycholinguistics, experimental and corpus linguistics, natural language automatic processing, and language mathematical modeling

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Contacts

  • +7 (3822) 786 050
  • icrhd@mail.ru
  • 634050, Russia, Tomsk,Moskovskiy trakt, 8