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.

Council

Olga Vasilyeva

Deputy Chair of the Council

Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

1979 – Graduated from the Choral and Orchestral Conducting Faculty at Moscow State Institute of Culture.

1979-1982 – Music teacher at Moscow Schools Nos. 578 and 91.

1982 -1987 – History teacher in the higher grades at Moscow School No. 91.

1987 – Graduated from the Faculty of History at the Moscow State Correspondence Pedagogical Institute.

1987 –  Admitted to the Ph.D. program in the USSR Academy of Sciences’ Institute of History.

1990 – Defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “The Soviet State and Patriotic Activities of the Russian Orthodox Church during the Years of the Great Patriotic War.”

1990-2004 – Worked  at the USSR Academy of Sciences’ Institute of History. At the Institute, she progressed from Junior Researcher to Lead Researcher and Head of the Center of History of Religion and the Church of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Russian History.

1999 – Defended Doctoral dissertation entitled “The Russian Orthodox Church in the Policy of the Soviet State in 1943-1948” at Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Russian History.

2002 – Headed the Department of Religious Studies at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

February 2012 – Appointed Deputy Director of the Department of Culture of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Early 2013 – Appointed Deputy Head of the Social Projects Directorate of the Presidential Executive Office, where she oversaw implementation of public projects in education and carried out joint activities with public unions and other civil structures.

August 19, 2016 – Appointed Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation by Presidential Executive Order.

2005 – Awarded the academic title of Full Professor. Three doctoral dissertations and over 25 Ph.D. theses have been defended under her guidance.

2007 – Graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a major in International Relations.

Author of over 160 scientific articles and 8 monographs.