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Research Activities

Research activity of St. Tikhon's Orthodox University aims to ensure the relationship of scientific and educational processes. Scientists of the University develop theoretical and methodological basis for the formation and evolution of higher education.

The main areas of research are studies in theology, philosophy, religious studies, theory, history, education and pedagogy, history and culture of the peoples of Russia, cultural studies, philology in university education.

Scientific work at the University is organized by the departments of research areas (scientific schools):


History of Russia in XVIII - beginning of XX centuries;


Modern and Contemporary History of the Russian Orthodox Church;


Sociology of Orthodoxy;


Christian faith, philosophy and early Christian writing;


History of Russian literature in IX-XXI centuries;


Actual problems of the Roman & German Philology;


History of Russian and Church Slavonic in theoretical and applied aspects;


Semitic languages ​​and ancient Eastern Christian writings;


Religious education and religious socialization;


History and theory of ancient Russian art of singing;


History and theory of art and architecture and architectural restoration;


Christian fine and decorative arts.

As one of the results of the University research work for the last 5 years, there were 9 doctoral and 22 PhD theses defended, 108 books were prepared and published, 329 articles published in specialized journals.

Special branches of research:

Restoration and Conservation Laboratory

Restoration study iconography XVII - beginning of XX century religious painting of the Synodal period.

Information&Analytical Center of Faculty of Social Sciences

International case study: "The parish of the Russian Orthodox Church: the social structure and activities beyond church services."

Scientific Department for the development of a database of monuments of religious art

Development of a computer database of the iconography of Eastern Christian art

Research Center for the history of theology and theological education

Russian theology in XVII-beginning of XX centuries.

History and current state of theological education.

Study of the heritage, the life and work of St. Philaret (Drozdov)

Department of Contemporary History of the ROC

Russian Orthodox Church in the beginning of twentieth century

Patriarch Tikhon and the Local Council of 1917-1918. Heritage of M.E. Gubonin.

New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in the twentieth century

Jurisdictional conflicts in the Russian Orthodox Church in the twentieth century. History of the Russian emigration.

Database on the recent history of the Russian Orthodox Church

Church and Archeological Museum


Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Technology development of specialized software

Development of nano-objects algebra

Stochastic analysis and diffusion processes

Laboratory for the development of information retrieval systems

Database "For Christ suffered" ("The New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Orthodox Church of the twentieth century").

The concept of form and content of objects in information systems designed for archival storage of historical documents.

Building a database designed for archival storage of historical documents.

“Sociology of Religion” workshop

Civic Engagement of Universities in Russia (Social Effects of Educational Institutions).

Social work organization on the Russian Orthodox Church parishes in the first half of XXI. Sociological Analysis.

Social support networks in the Orthodox church community.

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