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.


Malcolm J. Grant

Member of the Council

Chairman of the National Healthcare System of England

Chancellor of the University of York

Member of Hong Kong University Grants Committee, Head of Strategy Committee

Member of the International Board of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia)

At the helm of University College London, Sir Malcolm Grant conducted extensive governance and academic reputation reforms, raised substantial investment for research, infrastructure and education development. Under his guidance, the university became a global research leader in biology, medicine, pedagogy and social sciences.

Sir Malcolm Grant acted as a Chairman of the Local Government Commission for England, Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission, Russell Group (includes UK’s 24 best universities), as well as a Board Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England and Economic and Social Research Council.

Interests: global trends in higher education and university evolution, university governance, collaboration of central and local authorities, land law, environmental legislation, medicine, regulation of biotechnology.


LLB (1970), LLM (1973), LLD (1986) from the University of Otago (New Zealand).

Professional experience

2015 – present – Chancellor of the University of York (United Kingdom)

2011 – present – Board member and Chairman of the National Healthcare System

2003–2013 – President and Provost of University College London (United Kingdom)

1991–2013 – Vice-Rector, Professor at Cambridge University (United Kingdom)

1986–1991 – Professor of Law and Vice-Dean of UCL Law Faculty (United Kingdom)

1972–1986 – Lecturer in Law at Southampton University (United Kingdom)


  - knighted for services to higher education (2013)

  - appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to planning law and local government (2003)