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Yulia Grinkevich

  • Yulia Grinkevich has been at HSE University since 2013.


- Developing and implementing the policy of internationalising the HSE University environment;

- Developing and implementing HSE Univerisity international mobility policy;

- Coordinating and supervising professional development programme for the HSE non-academic staff.

- Supervising the Department of Internationalisation and its subdivisions:

    1. Office of International Academic Integration:

1.1. Centre for International Student Mobility;

1.2. Centre for International Faculty Support;

1.3. Centre for International Student Support;

    2. Expert Translation Centre;

    3. Visa and Registration Centre;

Education and Degrees

  • 2007

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 2006

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Theory and History of Culture

  • 2004

    Degree in Marketing
    MIRBIS Moscow International Higher School of Business

  • 1999

    Degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication”
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1998

    Degree in Biochemistry
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Awards and Accomplishments

2020-2021: the Chair of the Expert Community Strategy and Management (European Association for International Education (EAIE))

2019-present: "Okna Rosta" editorial board member 

2019-2020: the Chair of thje Expert Community Steering group in managment and Strategy (European Association for International Education)

2016-2018: an Expert Community Steering group member in Management and Strategy (European Association for International Education)

Career History

2007-2012 Learning Systems Group

Country Academic Director, Area Academic Director (Russia and Eastern Europe)

2005-2006 Lomonosov Moscow State University

Head of Public Affairs Department

1998-2005 Non-State Educational Establishment Phystechshkola

Head of English Department, Head of Educational Directorate (member of the Executive Board)

1998-2003 Lomonosov Moscow State University

Teacher of English

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience


Workshop “Beyond Management: Leadership for Comprehensive Internationalisation”, NAFSA 2015: Annual Conference and Expo


Workshop “Institutional strategy: all aboard for success”, The 26th Annual EAIE Conference


Summer Institute “Higher Education for Tomorrow”, The University of Hong Kong



Book Higher Education in Russia and Beyond / Отв. ред.: M. M. Yudkevich, V. Rudakov, Y. Grinkevich. Vol. 5. Issue 30. Институт институциональных исследований, 2021.



Article Гринкевич Ю. В., Шабанова М. В. Программы развития административных сотрудников как один из инструментов достижения стратегических целей университета. // Университетское управление: практика и анализ. 2018. № 2.




Video presentation "Making Excellence Accessible to a Diverse Student Population" at AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators) Annual Conference 2022 (New Orleans, LA, February 2022)

Panel Discussion at NUST MISIS Forum "Transnational Education: Joint/Double/Duel Degrees" with Timothy O’Connor, Vera Zabotkina, Mikhail Troitskiy (Moscow, Russia, February 2021)

Session «Creative pathways: forging meaningful and impactful partnerships» at EAIE 2020 Community exchange together with Sara Lopez Selga, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain and Thomas Blanc de la Carrere, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands (online, October 2020)

Workshop "Design thinking, agile methodology and lean management: innovative tools for the international office" at EAIE 2019 together with Sabine Sainte-Rose from Université Grenoble Alpes, France) and Dyane Koreman from Fontys Dance Academy (Netherlands) (Helsinki, Finland, September 2019)

Poster presentation "Universities: creating the driving force for an agile future" at Going Global Annual Conference 2019 (Berlin, Germany, May 2019)

Workshop "Being Agile: being fit for the future| Fining innovative solutions for managing projects at the university" at Associations of University Administrators Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019 together with Maria Shabanova, Deputy Director of the Academic Integration Centre, HSE University, Moscow) (Manchester, England, 2019)

Panel discussion at 2019 Eurasia Higher Education (EURIE) Summit (Istanbul, Turkey, March 2019):  "Comprehensive Internationalisation of University Environment: A Sustainable Approach".

Seminar Series: Current Research and Development in Education. (Moscow, January 2019). Report: "Administrative staff development programs as one of the tools to achieve the strategic goals of the university" 

2019 AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators) Annual Conference. (San Francisco, January 2019). Session: “A Culture of Institutional Innovation: Does it Have to Come from Within?”. Together with Sabine Klahr (University of Utah) and Sabine Sainte-Rose (Universite Grenoble Alpes, France).  

The 3rd All-Russian Conference “University HR Policy: Human Capital Consolidation” (Moscow, October 12 2018). Report: “International Advisory Committee: Why Does a Modern University Need One?”.

The 30th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition (Geneva, September 2018). Panel session: Strategy and Management presents: Looking outward, focusing inward (together with University of Bergen (Norway), Boston College Center for International Higher Education (USA), University College Dublin (Ireland). 

The 30th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition (Geneva, September 2018). Workshop: Design thinking, agile methodology and lean management: innovative tools for the international office (together with Sabine Sainte-Rose, Université Grenoble Alpes (France) and Dyane Koreman, Fontys Academy for Creative Industries (Netherlands).

The Annual International Conference "NAFSA" (Philadelphia, May - June 2018). Presentation:  International Education in Russia: New Initiatives and Opportunities.

The AUA (Association of University Administrators ) Annual Conference and Exhibition (Manchester, March 2018). Workshop: New challenges, new opportunities. Beyond Brexit: Prompting innovative solutions.

The international conference “HR-Trend: Talent management: shaping development teams” (Tomsk, November 2017). Presentation: A Project-based Approach in Professional Development Programmes for Administrators: the Experience of HSE.

The 29th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition (Seville, September 2017). Panel session: What you need to know to make research collaboration with ‘the Russians’ work (together with Academic Cooperation Association (Belgium) and Far Eastern Federal University (Russian Federation). Panel session: Creating unity on campus: professional development for university administrators (together with University of Porto, (Portugal) and Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain).

The Annual International Conference "NAFSA" (Los-Angeles, May-June 2017). Poster presentation: Different Tracks, Shared University: Orientation Programs Synergy.

The Annual International Conference "Going Global" (London, May 2017). Panel session: Forecasting Сity Futures: a University Challenge.

The AUA (Association of University Administrators ) Annual Conference and Exhibition (Manchester, April 2017). Workshop: Transformation of Russian Universities Through The Academic Exellence Project 5-100.

The Second All-Russian Conference “University Professional Development Programmes” (Moscow, October 2016). Presentation: HSE professional development programme for non-academic staff: expertise and horizons for development.

The First All-Russian Conference “International competitiveness of universities: Experience and ways of creating a multilingual educational environment” organized within the XV Seminar-Conference by Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 (Ekateringburg, February 2016). Presentation: Taking a path for a multilingual university: HSE case.

The international conference “HR-Trend: Managing Talents and Transformation of the Corporate Culture” (Tomsk, November 2015). Presentation: Working with University Administrative Staff in Infrastructural Changes. Administrative Professional Development Programme of Higher School of Economics.

The international conference QS Worldwide (Nizhny Novgorod, September 2015). Presentation: Segregation or Integration? Centralized and distributed models of international students support.




  • Project «EAIE Barometer: Internationalisation in Europe»: the study, which examines the state of higher education internationalisation in the European Higher Education Area (financed by European Association for International Education, Spring 2017 – Autumn 2018). Advisory Group member.
  • Project «English-taught bachelor’s programmes»: the study to investigate English-taught bachelor’s programmes in Europe, focused on exploring the benefits, challenges and impact of t English-taught bachelor’s programmes programmes on the institutional and national level of internationalisation (financed by European Association for International Education and StudyPortals, 2009-2017).  Advisory Group member.

Editorial board membership

Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB)

HERB journal is a project implemented as part of cooperation agreement between Higher School of Economics and Boston College Center of International Higher Education. Since 2014 HERB is intended to highlight the transformation process of higher education institutions in Russia and the counties of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The journal seeks to present multiple-aspect opinions about current challenges and trends of regional higher education and gives examples of the best local practices. Its audience is a wider international community of scholars and professionals in the field of higher education.

2017: Editor, Higher Education un Russia and Beyond.

Timetable for today

Full timetable

‘Feeling Like a Full-Fledged Part of the University Community’

HSE University is focused on achieving leadership not only at the national level, but also internationally, so internationalisation has been and remains a priority area of the University's development strategy. In an interview with the HSE bulletin Okna Rosta, Yulia Grinkevich, Director for Internationalisation, talked about various approaches to internationalising the campus environment, the progress HSE has made in this regard to date, and the tasks that remain in the 2030 HSE University Development Programme.

HERB 3(21): Teaching and Learning: in Search for Balance

This issue of HERB is dedicated to one of the most prosaic university topics – teaching. The question of how to teach at university has regained relevance because of changes in the external and internal conditions of HEI.

HERB 2(20): How to Recruit Internationally and Live Happily Ever After

In this issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB) contributors from universities in Russia and beyond share case studies about making good use of international mobility programs to enhance research collaboration, about the successes and challenges of hiring faculty members and postdocs internationally, and about the best practices and pitfalls of integrating internationally recruited faculty into the university community. Celebrate the last day of Summer learning about some of the most interesting practices of international recruitment in post-Soviet countries.

International Partners’ Week at HSE: Preparing Students for an Uncertain Future

On June 18, the third International Partners’ Week ‘Academic Agility: Preparing Students for an Uncertain Future’ began at HSE University. The event brings together representatives of more than 30 universities from 16 countries, including France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, Finland, the United Kingdom, and China. They have all come to Moscow to learn more about the kind of learning experience HSE University can provide, as well as to discuss practical challenges and solutions regarding international mobility.

HSE University at NAFSA 2019

It was both productive and great for HSE University team lead by Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov to meet our partners from all over the world, and to get to know the new universities at NAFSA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington DC on 28-31 May 2019.

Sharing Best Practices in Internationalisation at the EAIE Annual Conference in Seville

On September 12-15, HSE took part in the 29th Annual Conference of the European Association of International Education, which was held this year in Seville, Spain. As a part of Study in Russia, a joint exhibition pavilion organized by the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100, HSE held over 90 meetings with current and potential partners to discuss student mobility and other cooperation opportunities.

HSE Students Investigate International Academic Mobility Opportunities

On June 23, an international academic mobility fair took place at HSE. Over 25 universities from Europe, USA, China and Japan took part in the event.

Faculty of Computer Science Organized Event for Radboud University Students

From April 20 – 30, 2017, students from Radboud University Nijmegen took part in a cultural and educational programme organized by the Faculty of Computer Science as part of the ‘Information and Computer Technology in Different Cultures’ course.

HSE Leads in 8 Indicators in the Latest U-Multirank Ranking

HSE is among the leaders in 8 out of 35 indicators in the latest U-Multirank ranking, including student mobility, graduate entrepreneurial activity, and income from continuous professional development.

HSE Represented at EAIE Conference in Glasgow

From September 15 to 18, 2015, a delegation from HSE took part in The Annual EAIE Conference for the second time. This year international experts in higher education gathered in Glasgow.

HSE Speaks English at HSE Day

Yulia Grinkevich, Director of Internationalization at HSE describes  English-language lectures at HSE Day.