Scientific Research Centre “Baikal region” is an ISU division engaged in archaeological and ethnographic work. Founded in 1992 on the basis of ISU scientific research center of international programs in humanities, the Centre was registered under the current name in 2000.
The predominant functions performed by the Centre are to conduct fundamental academic research within the framework of the thematic program set offered by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, to participate in international research projects implemented through support of science foundations, to carry out educational and teaching activities, to offer historical and cultural expertise, and to undertake activities aimed at preserving objects of archaeological heritage.
Researchers working in the Centre have conducted thorough studies of many unique archaeological objects. Cultural and chronological concepts and paleo-ecological research and reconstruction are developed from the regional perspective, significant current issues are under investigation in the sphere of paleocultures that were formed and developed throughout the area of Northern Asia.