Yaroslav Kuzminov


Rector of the Higher School of Economics National Research University.

Founder and rector of the Higher School of Economics National Research University.

Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Faculty of Economics. Holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics.

Lectured at the MSU Department of History of National Economy and Economic Thought. Senior researcher, head of section of historical economy studies of the Institute of Economy (USSR Academy of Sciences).

Headed the working group focused on the elaboration of economic market reforms of the education process in Russia. Participated in the preparation of Reports of the State Council of the Russian Federation (RF). In 1998, published On Corruption, specifying the main avenues of reform of the state apparatus.

Member of the Working group of the RF Government for preparation of the draft of the Middle-Term Social and Economic Development Program for Russia (2005-2008) and action plans for its implementation.

Head of the “Labor market, professional education, migration policy” group of experts working on the draft concept of long-term social and economic development of Russia until 2020 (“Strategy-2020”). Member of several government and presidential commissions. Member of the Civic Chamber of the RF; heads the Commission on the Development of the Education Process. Co-Chairman of the Russian Public Council on the Development of the Education Process. Member of the council of the Center for Strategic Studies foundation. Member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.

Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Educational Studies; member of the editorial boards of several journals: Voprosi Ekonomiki, Mir Rossii, and others.

Author of academic papers and publications on institutional economy, the modernization of the education process and other issues.

Recipient of state awards.

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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