Meet our team
We are an international team of experts with many years of management and research experience in such fields as GR, higher education, science, the world’s leading universities, consulting, and media
Egor Yablokov
CEO
Expertise
  • National academic excellence programs (being expert or co-developer in 4 academic excellence programs)
  • Launching new projects in the field of higher education and science
  • Science & Education policy
  • Transformation and development of universities (being reviewer or co-developer of 50+ roadmaps)
  • Transfer of knowledge and technologies
  • University rankings
Strategic Management
Analytics & Data
  • European Association for International Education, EAIE
  • World Education Research Association, WERA
  • International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI
Membership
Michael Caruana
Head of Global Collaboration & HR
Global Collaboration & HR
Communication
  • Programme and curricular development
  • International collaboration planning
  • University rankings
  • Hybrid learning
  • University strategic planning
Expertise
  • Future Talent Council, FTC
Membership
Nicola Horseman
Head of Strategic Management, PhD
Strategic Management
Analytics & Data
Miscellaneous
  • Advice on governmental university classification and evaluation systems such as the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Chapter author in ‘Higher Education Strategy and Planning: A Practical Guide’
  • Published research papers in fluid dynamics journals
  • Implications of ranking methodologies
  • Comparative studies of strategic planning approaches and capabilities in the universities
  • Comparative studies of higher education systems
  • Advice on the development of country specific university classification systems
  • Higher education governance
  • Development and implementation of university strategic plans
  • Performance management and benchmarking to support evidence-based decision making
  • Measurement and development of Key Performance Indicators
Expertise
Liudmila Solntseva
Head of Analytics & Data
Strategic Management
Analytics & Data
  • International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI
  • IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, IREG
  • University rankings deep analytics and forecasting
  • Analytics and data visualisation for decision making purposes
  • Strategic management in higher education and science
Membership
Expertise
Anna Veklich
Head of Communication
Global Collaboration & HR
Communication
  • University transformation
  • Strategic communications
  • Science communication
  • International communications
  • Education marketing
  • Brand strategy
  • Academic HR
Expertise
Alexandra Borissova Saleh
Communication and Engagement Expert, PhD
Strategic Management
Communication
  • Science communication
  • Third mission, science engagement and citizen science
  • Media management
  • Marketing and PR in science and education
  • Science & Technology Studies
Expertise
  • Public Communication of Science and Technology Network, PCST
  • European Federation for Science Journalism, EFSJ
  • Science Writers in Italy, SWIM
Membership
  • Contributor (The Moscow Times, The Insider, Wired Italia, Forbes Russia)
  • Physical chemistry and crystallography
Miscellaneous
Sergey Damberg
Head of Collaboration with Research and Educational Organisations
Expertise
  • Development and implementation of academic excellence programs
  • Analytical support for managerial decision making
  • Sociology of science and higher education
  • Academic HR
  • Evidence-based science policy
Global Collaboration & HR
Analytics & Data
Anton Stepikhov
Senior Analyst, PhD
Strategic Management
Analytics & Data
  • Strategies for the development of higher education
  • Data analysis
  • Scientific event management
Expertise
Membership
  • Senior Researcher, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
  • Author of scientific publications and school encyclopaedias
Miscellaneous
Olga Krylova
Senior Expert
Strategic Management
Global Collaboration & HR
  • Strategic development and management of universities
  • Marketing and brand promotion
  • International marketing and recruitment of international students
  • Complex project management
  • Team building
  • Development and management of educational programs
  • Event management
Expertise
  • European Association for International Education, EAIE
Membership
Roman Trikin
Senior Researcher, PhD
Analytics & Data
Miscellaneous
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology, genetic engineering, preclinical studies, cancer research
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Scientific communication
  • Life sciences, medical & pharmaceutical sectors
  • Comparative analysis of science & education sectors in different countries
Expertise
Communication
Analytics & Data
Global Collaboration & HR
  • Open data analytics and data journalism
  • Audiovisual content production
  • Information security in universities
  • Evaluation of university communication and policies in terms of cultural identity
Expertise
Lead Analyst, PhD
Vsevolod Bylevsky
Marina Valeeva
Scientometrics Expert, PhD
Strategic Management
Analytics & Data
  • Scientometrics
  • Sociology of science, sociology of education, sociology of social networks
  • Data analysis for social research
Expertise
Egor Vasilev
Designer
Expertise:
  • Motion design and animation
  • Graphic design and branding
  • UI / UX
  • Web design
  • Data visualization
  • 3d design
Communication
Walker Trimble
Senior Expert, PhD
Global Collaboration & HR
Communication
Membership
  • Qualitative analysis of educational and social systems in developing countries of the world
  • Theory in Philology and Philosophy
  • Science and Society
  • Oral negotiations: bringing together different points of view effectively, mediation
Expertise
Communication
Analytics & Data
  • Extracurricular activities design for university students
  • Journalism and corporate media management
  • Content analysis of communication practices and PR strategies of the organisation
  • Economic analytics
  • Business event management
Expertise
Senior Analyst
Larisa Ryndina
Olya Sealy
Marketing Communications Expert
Expertise
  • Science communication
  • Digital marketing
  • Marketing and PR in Science and Education
  • International Academic Mobility
  • Internalisation of HEI
  • CRM Systems for Academic Mobility
  • International student recruitment
  • Double-Degree and Joint programs
Communication
Diana Solkazian
Senior Designer
Communication
  • Data visualization
  • Graphic design and branding
  • Web design
  • UI / UX
  • Qualitative research for digital product development
Expertise
Membership
Olgun Cicek
Senior Advisor, PhD
Expertise
  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education
  • Internationalisation
  • Education & Training
  • Research & Business Development
  • Rankings
Membership
  • INQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education)
  • ​​CEENQA (Central and Eastern European
  • Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education)
  • IQA (Association of Quality Assurance Agencies of the Islamic World)
  • CHEA-CIQG (Council for Higher Education Accreditation, International Advisory Council USA)
  • British Accreditation Council
  • ECA (European Consortium for Accreditation Germany)
  • Reviewer/ evaluator for many institutional
  • and program accreditation organizations in America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East (QAA from the UK, NVAO from the Netherlands, AQAS from Germany, OCQAS from Canada, etc.)
  • External evaluator and advisor for TKTA and IAAR
  • YOKAK (Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council, 2014-2022)
Quality Assurance
Global Collaboration & HR
Maria Yudkevich
Head of Research, PhD
Expertise
  • Higher education research (author and co-author of multiple books and articles)
  • Academic excellence initiatives
  • Research evaluation
  • Comparative study of higher education
  • Economics of higher education
  • History of higher education
  • Development and implementation of academic research strategies
  • Development and implementation of faculty development programs
  • Academia in a comparative perspective
Strategic Management
Analytics & Data
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