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Nikita Anisimov

  • Rector
  • Nikita Anisimov has been at HSE University since 2021.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2017
    Associate Professor
  • 2002

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1998

    Degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

    • 2018

      Honorary Doctorate in Natural Sciences from Tokai 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

‘Rector of the Year’ Russian national award of the Russian Professors' Association in the nomination for the Far Eastern Federal District (2020);

Letter of Acknowledgement from the President of the Russian Federation (2019);

Medal of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation ‘For Collaboration’, second degree (2019);

Letter of Acknowledgement from the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (2018);

Letter of Acknowledgement from the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District (2017);

Letters of Acknowledgement (2016, 2018) and Letter of Commendation (2020) from the Governor of the Primorsky Territory;

Letters of Acknowledgement from the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, the Russian Youth Union, the Roscongress Foundation, and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects, as well as various other public organizations, research and educational centres, regional entities and territorial offices of government agencies.


Book Гохберг Л. М., Шматко Н. А., Черногорцева С. В., Волкова Г. Л., Вертинская А. В., Пермякова В. А., Ратинский М. С., Лебедь С. В., Сизов Я. А., Яшина К. Н., Зыков П. П., Федотова А. В. Атлас профессий будущего / Под общ. ред.: Н. Ю. Анисимов, Л. М. Гохберг, Г. О. Греф, Н. В. Дудина, С. В. Черногорцева, Н. А. Шматко. Вып. 2. М. : Национальный исследовательский университет "Высшая школа экономики", 2021.

Served as Executive Secretary of the Russian Council of School Olympiads (2007-2009); President of the Interregional Public Organization "Association of Teachers of Mathematics" (2011 - 2015); Executive Director of the All-Russian Student Forum (2014).

Member of the expert and competition commissions of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and the Moscow Government: on the selection of candidates for scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation and scholarships of the Government of the Russian Federation, on awarding personal scholarships of the Moscow Government, on the competitive selection of projects in a number of areas outlined in the Federal Targeted Programme for the Development of Education (2014 - 2016).

At different times, Mr. Anisimov served on a number of public councils, including: the public council of the Moscow Department of Education (2014 - 2016) and the public council under the Education and Science Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2017 - present)

Member of the Supervisory Board of the 'Volnoe Delo' charitable foundation;

Member of the coordination council of ASI Go Global;

Member of the board of the Leading Universities Association.

In 2019, based on the results of the XII Congress of the Russian Rectors Union, he was elected to the board of the Russian Rectors Union. Also in 2019, he was elected to the executive board of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). In May 2021, he became the chairman of the Primorsky regional branch of the Russian society ‘Znanie’.

Nikita Anisimov was born on February 20, 1978 in Khimki (Moscow region). 

In 1998, he graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). 

In 2001, he defended his thesis for the degree of Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (PhD).

From 2002 to 2013, he worked at MSU in the following positions: Leading Specialist, Department Head, Deputy Vice Rector, Deputy Chair of the Central Admissions Committee, Director of the Institute of Retraining and Continuing Education, Vice Rector.

From 2007 to 2009, Nikita Anisimov served as Executive Secretary of the Russian Council of School Olympiads.

From 2013 to 2016, he held positions of Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, First Vice Rector, and Acting Rector at the University of Mechanical Engineering (Moscow).

From August 2016 to June 2021, Nikita Anisimov was Rector of the Far Eastern Federal University.

Starting July 2021, he heads HSE University.

Rector's Office

Meetings on private matters:

on workdays

Valentina Alieva, Chief of Staff

Rector’s Secretaries

Ukraintseva Polina, Secretary

Rodicheva Olga, Secretary

Phone: +7 (495) 531-00-22;
Extensions: 28-000 and 28-008
Fax: +7 (495) 531-00-30 ;
11 Pokrovsky Boulevard, Room A308, Moscow


Coordinating media relations and the Rector’s participation in media events, preparation of information materials (press releases, announcements, memos).

HSE Press Service

Document Support

Svetlana Frolova, Rector's Assistant

Organizes and writes minutes for Rector’s Council sessions and meetings chaired by the Rector; ensures that the personal webpages of Rector’s Office staff are complete and up to date.

Elena Subbotina, Assistant

provides, documentation support for the Rector’s activities; organizes e-document flow; oversees the implementation of documents addressed to the Rector; maintains the Rector’s Office archive..

Elena Erokhina, Assistant

Organizes and participates in the Rector’s meetings and negotiations, keeping the minutes; processes the minutes of the Rector’s meetings and the ensuing directives from meetings of the HSE Rector’s Council and Academic Council; processes other requests made by the Rector; registeres minutes in the Document Management System; drafts outgoing documents and letters of congratulation.

Rector's Advisers

Public activities:

Elena Metelkova, Adviser to the Rector

  • Coordination, as well as expert, analytical, and organizational support, for the activities of the Expert Group in the Priority Area of the Russian Federation’s Development - ‘Education’;
  • Coordinating the activities of HSE departments directly involved in the provision of expert and analytical support for the Russian State Programme ‘Educational Development’ and the ‘HR and Education’ part of the ‘Russian e-Economy’ programme;
  • Information and analytical support for the Rector’s activities related to his involvement in the National Coordination Council to Support Russia’s Young Talent.

Educational policies and communication with universities:

Mikhail Lisyutkin, Rector's Senior Assistant

Providing information and analytical support for the Rector’s activities in regards to educational policies and his communications with Russian and international universities and academic institutions.

Public surveys and data analysis:

Daria Asaturian, Rector's Assistant

Providing analytical and organizational support for the Rector’s activities in relation to applied research and analytical projects, including sociological research and data analysis.

Trainee Advisers to the Rector

Students who have experience in student government and carrying out initiatives that are important for the university can become Trainee Advisers to the Rector.

During the year-long internship, students propose projects aimed at developing the university, as well as student academic, extracurricular and research experience at HSE. They also facilitate dialogue between the new cohorts of student government and the university administration.

Timofey Berezner

Implementing projects aimed at involving the student community in the university’s academic and research activities.

Elizaveta Vakatova

Implementing projects aimed at assessing the regulatory impact of HSE’s internal policies and procedures in the academic sphere, as well as their improvement.

Record Number of Prospective Students Apply to HSE University

HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov summed up the interim results of the admission campaign for undergraduate programmes in 2022. According to data announced at the meeting of the HSE Admissions Committee, 26,455 prospective students applied to programmes across all university campuses. This is almost 1% more than last year, when 26,257 people applied to HSE University.

‘One of HSE University’s Strategic Goals is to Make Quality Higher Education Accessible to Students from all Corners of Our Country’

The first graduation ceremony for the joint HSE University and Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) Bachelor’s Programme in Economics took place in Vladivostok. 43 students were each awarded two diplomas. The programme, launched at the School of Economics and Management of Far Eastern Federal University in 2018, gives students the opportunity to master Russia's strongest programme and earn a diploma from HSE University without leaving the Far East. HSE University currently offers 11 double degree programmes at undergraduate and graduate level with nine Russian universities.

HSE University and Sberbank Sign Cooperation Agreement

HSE University and Sberbank have entered into a cooperation agreement. The document was signed by Herman Gref, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank, and HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov. The agreement is aimed at the implementation of shared educational, research, career-guidance, awareness-raising, and informational projects.

HSE University Concludes 12 Cooperation Agreements as Part of SPIEF

During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov signed cooperation agreements with regional heads, university rectors, heads of companies, government agencies, public organisations, and cultural institutions. This cooperation with new partners will cover a wide range of areas—from educational and research projects to student expeditions and youth policy.

HSE Academic Council Meets for the Last Time This Academic Year

The meeting was held in person for the first time in over two years. It was attended by Sergey Kravtsov, Russian Minister of Education, and Dmitry Smyslov, Vice President of VK. The Council discussed HSE University’s breakthrough projects in engineering and artificial intelligence and elected new distinguished and tenured professors.

‘Today’s Young People Strive to Be Involved in Socially Significant Activities’

Youth as a driver of economic development, the Arctic as a region of constructive cooperation, and innovation as a way to dispel illusions. Experts from HSE University took part in sessions of the 2022 St Petersburg International Economic Forum and HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov answered questions in the interactive studio of the Knowledge Society.

‘From Egyptology to Neurobiology’

In the run-up to the new admissions campaign, HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov met with journalists from leading media outlets to brief them on the upcoming campaign, focusing in particular on the types of support available to applicants and students and on international admissions.

‘30 Years Together’—International Partners’ Week Held at HSE University

HSE University in Moscow held the ‘30 Years Together’ International Partners’ Week. Embassy and university representatives from Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan attended the opening meeting. Representatives of HSE campuses in Perm, Nizhny Novgorod, and St. Petersburg also took part in the event.

'Your Biggest Competitor in Life Will Always Be Yourself'

HSE representatives attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and contributed to many of its sessions. What technologies, approaches and strategies are relevant in this new reality we find ourselves in? HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov, HSE Academic Supervisor Yaroslav Kuzminov and other experts offered their perspectives on these issues during panel discussions.

HSE University, VK, and Skillbox Collaborate to Develop Online Education

HSE University and other leading Russian universities have signed a memorandum with VK and Skillbox to develop online learning and remote-education technologies in Russia. The signing took place at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

HSE University Staff Members Elected to the Russian Academy of Sciences

The results of the vote were announced at the General Assembly of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), which took place from June 1-3. The newly elected Members and Corresponding Members of the RAS include eight scholars from HSE University.

Ibero-America and Russia: New Opportunities for Cooperation

Russia’s relations with Ibero-America go back more than five centuries and include more than 200 years of permanent diplomatic relations. The need to build a multipolar world and expand cooperation between Russia and the countries of Latin America—including in the field of science and education—was discussed at the Third International Ibero-America and Russia: Diplomacy and Diplomats Conference held at HSE University.

HSE University and VK Partner to Provide Online Courses

HSE University and VK have announced their strategic cooperation in the field of online education. The partners plan to launch an educational platform that offers courses from leading Russian universities.

HSE University and Tinkoff Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

HSE University and Tinkoff have signed an agreement on strategic cooperation on the development of secondary education in Russia. The cooperation will be implemented as part of the ‘Developing intellectual competitions’ project within HSE University’s strategic development programme.

XXIII Yasin International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development Begins

From April 5–22, 2002, the  XXIII Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development will be held in Moscow. Its participants include leading scientists and experts, representatives from the business community, politicians and leaders of state bodies. Over 700 papers will be presented at the Conference and discussed in almost 150 sessions and 24 sections.

HSE University Rector Joins VK Board of Directors

Nikita Anisimov, HSE University Rector, has joined the Board of Directors of VK Company Limited as Independent Director. VK is building an ecosystem that is used by more than 90% of the Runet audience. Millions of people use its services to solve a variety of everyday tasks online.

HSE University Situation Centre Assists Over a Thousand Students

HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov met representatives of the HSE Situation Centre to discuss the results of its volunteers’ efforts. The meeting focused on new forms of support and the problems faced by students.

HSE Situation Centre Has Received over 100 Appeals from Students and Staff

The HSE University Situation Centre (established by the University administration at the initiative of the Student Council) helps HSE students and staff who need support in light of the current international situation. The Centre’s volunteers can provide information about psychological and financial assistance, study process issues, and other questions.

Laboratory for Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing Opens at HSE University

The decision to create the laboratory was based on the results of an open competition organised by HSE University. The winner of the competition was the project ‘The role of non-coding RNA in facilitating active ageing’ led by Maxim Shkurnikov, Associate Professor of the HSE University Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology.

Rector Anisimov's New Year Address

Five Questions for the Rector

Forbes Russia Education talked to HSE University’s new Rector, Nikita Anisimov, about the key difficulties and challenges facing the university, areas of future development, the unique culture of Russian universities and whether a change of administration impacts it, whether universities should change in response to the times, the importance of internationalization and its use to students. HSE News Service offers a translation of the interview.

Creative Industries, Social Protection Measures, and Research Income: HSE in 2022

A regular session of the HSE Academic Council considered the key aspects of university’s operations in 2022. In particular, the business plan for 2022 and the planning period of 2023 and 2024 was approved, the decision to rename the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design to the Faculty of Creative Industries was made, and the Regulations on Organization of Interim and Ongoing Assessment of Students were approved.

Russian Government Approves Programme of HSE Development until 2030

The Programme of HSE Development until 2030 has been approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s order. The document outlines the goals, tasks and responsibilities of the government and HSE University for its strategic development. According to the programme, the university’s strategic goal is its continuing development as a leading research, educational, analytical, consulting, and project university, which can compete head-to-head with the world’s best universities.

IAC Welcomes New Members and Discusses HSE University Development

On December 1, key areas of HSE University’s recently adopted strategy were presented at the extended meeting of the International Advisory Committee. Outgoing and new members of IAC learnt more about the University’s initiatives in human capital and AI research, as well as about its plans to build a Master’s Engineering School.

New Educational Revolution: Russian and Global Online Learning Trends Discussed at eSTARS 2021

eSTARS 2021, an international online conference organized by HSE University in partnership with Coursera, has taken place for the fourth time, attracting more than 1,300 participants from about 50 countries. Participants included education administrators, academic leaders, and representatives of leading EdTech companies. The conference featured about 100 research presentations.

How HSE University’s Newly Launched Film Institute Will Work

The founders of the HSE Film Institute have described it as an alternative to acknowledged film schools, a brand-new approach to cinema education, and a place to learn acting skills under the industry’s best teachers. On November 22, HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov welcomed renowned Russian film producers, actors and other industry professionals to an event dedicated to the new institute.

Seven Days Until eSTARS 2021 International Academic Conference

On December 1st and 2nd, 2021, the eLearning Stakeholders and Researchers Summit (eSTARS 2021), an international online conference organized by HSE University in partnership with Coursera, will take place. eSTARS will discuss pressing issues facing universities today in the context of the growing interdependence of digital technology, the economy and education.

The Pandemic Has Boosted Digitalization and Deglobalization: What Does It Mean for Russia?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused global economic, social and technological transformations. Experts from HSE University and other education and research institutions from various countries discussed these transformations and other relevant trends for the future at the 3rd International Conference ‘East and West at the Stage of New Transformations: The Post-Covid Changes’.

HSE University Strengthens Ties with Netherlands in Agricultural Research and Education

On November 9, 2021, HSE University signed a memorandum of understanding with Wageningen University & Research, a major university in the Netherlands and one of the leading agricultural research institutes in the world. Participants of the signing ceremony included HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov, President of the Wageningen University & Research Executive Board Professor Louise Fresco, and Dutch Ambassador to Russia Gilles Beschoor Plug.

HSE University Take Part in Developing and Signing AI Code of Ethics in Russia

HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov, along with the heads of many other leading Russian universities and tech companies signed the National Code of Ethics in the field of Artificial Intelligence. HSE University experts took part in the development of this document. The presentation of the code and the signing ceremony took place at the first International Forum on "Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: the Beginning of Trust".

HSE University Undergoes Staff Changes in Senior Management Team

Sergey Kadochnikov, Director of HSE in St. Petersburg since 2013, has announced his plans to leave his current position. Anna Tyshetskaya, current Vice Rector for Education at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, will take over as Director of HSE University’s campus in St. Petersburg. Elena Odoevskaya and Irina Martusevich will be appointed HSE Vice Rectors.

‘The Expertise of Members of IAC Will Be Instrumental in the Continuing Development of the University’

On October 5, HSE University’s International Advisory Committee held an online session. Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE University Academic Supervisor, introduced the new leadership structure of the University and Rector Nikita Anisimov spoke about his vision for HSE University’s development. Meeting participants discussed various aspects of the University strategy.

HSE University Attracts More International Students

The results of the 2021/22 international admissions campaign were presented at the recent meeting of the HSE University Academic Council. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, 2,055 students from 156 countries enrolled this year at HSE University.

“ICEF Graduates Are the Pride of the New Russia’s Education System”

The residence of the British Ambassador hosted the graduation ceremony celebrating ICEF’s highest-performing members of the classes of 2020 and 2021. Congratulating the graduates, who were kindly welcomed by Ambassador Deborah Bronnert, were Nikita Anisimov, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, Alexander Shokhin, HSE President, and Sergey Yakovlev, Director at ICEF.

Universities’ Pandemic Experience to Be Studied at the International Level

Russian and international researchers should intensify their joint efforts to analyze the changes in higher education over the past year and a half.    Speaking at a round table held in the International Multimedia Centre of the Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today) news agency, HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov suggested that this work be done as part of the International Observatory for Higher Education Transformations—a global research programme launched by HSE University and the Polytechnic University of Milan.

A University for All: HSE Rector on What Makes a Modern Global University

HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov has given an interview to RBC TV as part of the Eastern Economic Forum. Mr. Anisimov discussed his reception after joining the university, this year’s admissions campaign, working with Yaroslav Kuzminov, global trends in education and new subject areas for HSE University students. The HSE News service reports on the key points of the interview.

HSE Rector: Universities Should Create New Educational and Research Products and Expand Human Capital

How should the universities of the Asia-Pacific region develop in the digital era, what challenges does the Russian labour market face, and what are the prospects of the Far East and Arctic region? These were some of the topics discussed during the first day of the Eastern Economic Forum, which featured the participation of HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov and other HSE University experts.

HSE University Classes to Be Held On Site for All Students

Classes in the new academic year will take place on site for students of all HSE University campuses. Existing COVID safety precautions will remain in effect.

‘A Place in the Sun’: Youth Policy Forum to Take Place at HSE Campus in Perm

HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov and Perm Krai Governor Dmitry Makhonin have agreed to organize an annual forum for experts, young professionals, university representatives and employers. Its goal is to develop solutions in career guidance and self-fulfilment for young professionals. The agreement was reached as part of the university administration’s official visit to Perm.

HSE Campus in Perm to Promote Quality of Education in the Region

As part of his official visit to Perm, HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov met with Dmitry Makhonin, Governor of Perm Krai. They signed a cooperation agreement between HSE University and the Government of Perm Krai. Key decisions made during the meeting include the creation of a HSE Lyceum in Perm for 10th and 11th-graders, with the first enrolment in 2022.

Nikita Anisimov: Mathematical Education Needs a New Direction to Meet the Requirements of the Digital Era

The All-Russian Congress of Mathematics Teachers opened on August 15 at the Sirius Educational Centre. Top leaders from HSE University, Moscow State University, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other universities; scholars and teachers; as well as representatives from government agencies took part in the venue. HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov noted the branches of mathematics that he believes need to be given greater priority in the high school curriculum. Mr. Anisimov also spoke about the initiatives HSE University is taking to transform mathematics education.

‘We Must Find New Ways to Bring Objective, High-Quality Information to People’

On August 12, the Territory of Ideas all-Russia youth education forum will come to a close in the town of Solnechnogorsk in the Moscow region. HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov spoke at the fifth session of the forum, declaring this year’s admissions campaign to be the most successful in the university’s history.

HSE Rector: In Order to Deal with All Our Tasks, We’ll Need Teamwork

Nikita Anisimov has held his first meeting of the Board of Tenured Professors as HSE University Rector. HSE Academic Supervisor Yaroslav Kuzminov also participated in the event. They told the board members that the university’s development priorities remain the same, while the professors expressed their commitment to helping the new administration. They also discussed the renewal of the board, by including representatives of different research fields and young scholars from all HSE campuses.

‘A Rector’s Mission Is to Act in the Interests of Students, Teachers, and Academics’

Nikita Anisimov was appointed Rector of HSE University early this July. In his address to HSE students and staff, he talks about his first working week, his short- and long-term plans, and the university’s vaccination efforts.

‘I Have Worked at Four Universities and Can Say That Student Self-Governance at HSE University Is the Best’

Rector Anisimov met with the HSE Student Council

Nikita Anisimov Appointed Acting Rector of HSE University

On July 2, Mr Anisimov was introduced to the HSE Academic Council at its meeting at HSE campus in Pokrovka. Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE University Academic Supervisor, and HSE University President Alexander Shokhin took part in the meeting.