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.


Michael M. Crow

Member of the Council

President of Arizona State University

Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (USA)

Member of the US Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2010–2014)

At the helm of Arizona State University, Mr. Crow has developed and implemented the New American University concept that combines the highest levels of research and education excellence, engagement in regional processes, and maximum societal impact. He significantly increased ASU’s funding (while reducing state and federal contributions by 50%) and nearly quadrupled research funding. The university has developed a unique technology of personalized education trajectories that draws upon modern methods of distance learning.

Under his leadership ASU has become a most vibrant research university in the US with multiple interdisciplinary research initiatives (Biodesign Institute, School of Sustainability, School of Earth and Space Exploration etc.).

Interests: innovative technologies, intellectual entrepreneurship, knowledge economy, sustainable development, new methods in higher education.


BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies at Iowa State University (1977), Ph.D. in Public Administration from Syracuse University (1985).

Professional experience

2002 – present – President of ASU

2002 – present – Professor at ASU School of Public Affairs

1998–2002 – Executive Vice Provost of Columbia University

1993–1998 – Vice Provost of Columbia University

1992–1993 – Vice Provost for Research at Columbia University

1991– present – Professor at the Institute for Physical Research and Technology at the Iowa State University


  - Carnegie Academic Leadership Award (2013, New York)