- Director for Internationalisation:Department of Internationalisation
- 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:
Education and Degrees
Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Theory and History of Culture
Degree in Marketing
MIRBIS Moscow International Higher School of Business
Degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication”
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Degree in Biochemistry
Lomonosov Moscow State University
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)
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
Yulia Grinkevich, Maria Shabanova, Anna Krasheninina, The Administrative Dimension of Integration International Faculty: The Case of HSE University//Higher Education in Russia and Beyond. 2019. No. 2(20). P. 20-22.
- Book Grinkevich Y., Sadykova S., Shabanova M. Pathways to practice: Online information hubs for international students. , 2019.
- Article Grinkevich Y., Kuskova V., Shabanova M. Professional development programmes – why do universities need them? A case study from Russia // Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education. 2019. P. - . doi
- Article Grinkevich Y., Sadykova S. Building Communication Bridges to Mitigate Language and Culture Barriers // Higher Education in Russia and Beyond. 2017. No. 2(12). P. 21-22.
- Article Grinkevich Y., Shabanova M. Centralisation and Decentralisation of International Student Support: Getting the Best of Both Worlds // Higher Education in Russia and Beyond. 2017. No. 2(12). P. 18-19.
- Book Yulia Grinkevich, Maria Shabanova, Delgado L., Könnölä T., Paullin E., Smith R., Proctor D., Edwards J., Crane L., Healey N., Casals Sala M., Lewis V. EAIE 2016 Winter Forum: THE NEW INTERNATIONAL OFFICER. Amsterdam : European Association for International Education, 2016.
- Chapter Гринкевич Ю. В. Полиязычное пространство внутренних коммуникаций университета // В кн.: Полиязычная образовательная среда: модели, пути создания, практики. Издательство Уральского университета, 2016. doi С. 24-32. doi
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.
There is no doubt that higher education (HE) has entered an era of change. It is widely believed that international students require special attention and support. However, recent trends, such as the world-wide massification of HE, the growing use of information technologies in teaching and ongoing globalisation of HE result in increasingly diverse student populations. Though traditionally, student populations have been treated as homogenous, they have never been such. In today’s blog post, the third in the summer Forum series, the authors explore why it is so important that universities stop ignoring the diversity of student community.
Nowadays universities do not need to be convinced that their student support services need to cater to international students as well as domestic ones. However, the support system that exists depends on both external and internal factors. A lot is shaped by context: national regulation, the predominant language(s) in the country, the changing demands of the job market; but also and just as importantly, the university’s development strategy.
The beginning of the 21st century has seen a great increase in mobility and migration – both voluntary and forced by external circumstances. These developments have increased the demand for intercultural skills and innovative approaches and to keep up with them higher education institutions need to do all they can to help ready their graduates for coming global challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Yulia Grinkevich, Director of Internationalization at HSE describes English-language lectures at HSE Day.