World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.

In the spring of 2013, the Russian Government announced a resolution whereby a council would convene to oversee the further development of leading universities. The Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of Leading Russian Universities among Global Research and Education Centers has been designed to enjoy long-term service as a permanent interdepartmental advisory body; its mission is to handle the various issues that arise under its scope. It goes over the Universities’ reports, suggests how much money is needed to follow through on everything, and then communicates what it thinks ought to be done to the Russian Ministry of Education and Science in terms of continued support of the Project’s selected universities.

Members of the Council include many international and Russian representatives of the academic community, public officials responsible for educational reform, acclaimed experts, and scholars of high repute.


  • Olga Golodets

    Chair of the Council

    Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

    Olga Vasilyeva

    Deputy Chair of the Council

    Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

    Andrei Volkov

    Deputy Chairman of the Council

    Academic policy advisor of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

    Alexander Abramov

    Member of the Council

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of EVRAZ Plc

    Philip G. Altbach

    Member of the Council

    Founding Director of the Boston College Center for International Higher Education

    Koenraad Debackere

    Member of the Council

    Executive Director of the KU Leuven Research & Development

    Malcolm J. Grant

    Member of the Council

    Chairman of the National Healthcare System of England

    Herman Gref

    Member of the Council

    CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank of Russia

    Valery Kozlov

    Member of the Council

    Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    Weifang Min

    Member of the Council

    Executive President of the Chinese Society for Education Development Strategies

    Alexey Repik

    Member of the Council

    President of All-Russia Business Association «Business Russia»

    Alexander Sergeev

    Member of the Council

    President of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    Stanislav Smirnov

    Member of the Council

    Fields Medal (2010), Saint Petersburg Mathematical Society Prize (1997), Clay Research Award (2001), Salem Prize (2001), Göran Gustafsson Prize (2001), Rollo Davidson Prize (2002), EMS Prize (2004), Prize of the European Mathematical Society (2004)

    Alexander Shokhin

    Member of the Council

    President of the Russian Union of Undustrialists and Enterpreneurs

    Lap-Chee Tsui

    Member of the Council

    President of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong