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Mission and Strategy of MISO Institute

About us

The International Institute for Education in Statistics (MISO – Russian abbreviation) was established in March 2010 as a center for training of official statisticians of former USSR republics (by Order of the Higher School of Economics No. 31.1-04/177 dated March 5, 2010). The Institute is part of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE).

MISO activities are strongly supported by the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Federal State Statistics Service of Russia (ROSSTAT) and international agencies responsible for developing statistics in transition economies.

Several hundred statisticians from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan have already improved their professional skills in MISO.



Our vision is to act as an effective international training centre that contributes to economic and social development through building professional skills of official statisticians.



Our mission is to strengthen, through practically oriented training of official statisticians, the capability of the national statistical offices of the region to collect, process and disseminate timely and high quality statistics, and to assist them in establishing or strengthening their own statistical training capabilities.



MISO approach is based on a combination of international standards and best practices of advanced statistical offices. The specific local environment is considered as well. All our courses are produced in collaboration with the relevant international agencies and include master-classes of leading experts from national statistical offices.

MISO provides the following services:

  • Training workshops for civil servants and employees of national statistical offices;
  • Conferences;
  • Distance training and e-learning at the work place;
  • Consultancy and assistance in organisation / strengthening of national statistical training capabilities;
  • Development of statistical methodology;
  • Research in statistics.


Training facilities

MISO conducts most of its courses in Moscow, using the HSE facilities. We have excellent, well-equipped, modern premises, including auditoriums, guesthouse for students and professors, library. MISO has also experience of providing off-site trainings in other countries and cities.

Working languages

Usually, MISO provides training in Russian because this language is still in use in most of the former USSR republics. As an option, courses in English could be provided. Simultaneous interpretation is available, if necessary.

For distant training and e-learning, translation into other languages can be provided.


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