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Olga Okulova

  • Olga Okulova has been at HSE University since 2013.


- International Quality Assurance projects including international accreditations for HSE St.Petersburg (EPAS, EQUIS, AACSB etc.) 

- coordination and support of the international double degree programmes initiatives


  • 2010

    Gorky Ural State University

  • 2008

    Gorky Ural State University

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2016 Erasmus+ Professional Services Training at King's College London (London, UK)  

2016 XXL EPAS Accreditation Seminar EFMD (Brussels, Belgium)

2013 Russian-Finnish Intergovernmental Seminar on International Cooperation (Helsinki, Finland)

2013 EFMD Conference for International, External and Corporate Relations, PR, Marketing, Communication and Alumni Professionals (Hong Kong SAR);

2012 Prague International Week. Professional Training for International Officers at the University of Economics (Prague, Czech Republic)

2011 EPAS/EQUIS Accreditation Seminar. European School for Management and Technology, European Fund for Management Development (Berlin, Germany)  

2011 “International Accreditations for Academic Programmes”, Graduate School of Management, St.Petersburg State University (St.Petersburg, Russia)

2009-2010 alumna of Theodor Heuss Kolleg (Robert Bosch Foudation, Germany)

2009-2010 exchange student at Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic)


2011 Advisroy Seminar. Embedding Corporate Connections into Business School Activities. An Accreditation Perspective. European Fund for Management Development (Brussels, Belgium); 

Postgraduate Studies

1st year of study
Approved topic of thesis: Effects of International Accreditations on Performance of Business Schools
Academic Supervisor: Shakina, Elena A.


Article Чичерина Н. В., Васильева Ю. С., Окулова О. И. Международные аккредитации как инструмент развития вовлеченности научно-педагогических работников // Университетское управление: практика и анализ. 2019. Т. 23. № 1-2. С. 47-59. doi


BRIDGE – Best Practices in EU-Russia University Collaboration (Лаппеэнранта). Presentation: Best Practices in EU-Russia Double Degree Programs: GSEM UrFU Case

Employment history

2015 - to the present date. Director of the Centre for International Education HSE St.Petersburg

2013-2015 Director of the Centre for International Cooperation HSE St.Petersburg

2010-2013 Head of the Centre for International Cooperation (Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg)

2008-2010 - Dean Assistant (Faculty of Economics, Ural State University, Yekaterinburg) 

‘Accreditation Is Meant to Be a Process of Constant Qualitative Development’

International accreditations have become a key marker that attests to the quality of teaching and the sustainable development of universities and business schools. Olga Okulova, Head of the Centre for International Accreditations and Network Programmes at HSE University – St Petersburg, discusses why excellent academic standing is crucial for students, teachers and universities.

Master's Programme ‘Finance’ Receives EPAS Accreditation

Accreditation for a period of three years was awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), one of the world's largest professional associations in the field of business and management. ‘Finance’ is the first Master's programme in Russia that received such accreditation.

HSE St Petersburg Fosters an International Education Environment

HSE in St. Petersburg is often warmly referred to as a ‘big family’, so it’s nice that this family is particularly multinational. Students from 40 countries currently study at HSE St. Petersburg, and have the opportunity not only to gain new knowledge and valuable skills in intercultural communication, but also to make friends from all over the world.

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.

Becoming an Exchange Student is Easy

Olga Okulova, Director of the International Office at the HSE in St. Petersburg, spoke with the HSE news service about the university’s student exchange programme, as well as about the HSE’s partners, international projects and the future plans of the International Office.