Nominated By: Galina Motova
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Mr.
Family Names(s): Fominykh
Mailing Address: Leninsky prospekt 61-A-30
Country: Russia
Office Telephone: +78362686000
Office Fax: +78362410872
Residence Telephone: +79600959953
Nationality/Citizenship: Russian Federation
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 25-05-1974
Current Position: Head of International Project Office
Current Employer: Volga State University of Technology
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: ENGLISH, RUSSIAN
Fluent in Writing: ENGLISH, RUSSIAN
Fluent in Speaking: ENGLISH, RUSSIAN
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Kandidat Nauk (PhD), Political Science, N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, 2003
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Diploma with Distinction, History, Mari State University, 1996
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • External review of institutions
  • Institutional accreditation
Other (please specify): Programmatic quality assurance
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Aligning two Master programs (in Forestry and in QA in Agriculture) with European, national and sectoral qualifications frameworks for further international accreditation
Institution/City/Country: Volga State University of Technology/Yoshkar-Ola/Russia
Date: 2014 - present
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: Internal audit of BA and MA programs in International Relations for forthcoming national accreditation
Institution/City/Country: Mari State University/Yoshkar-Ola/Russia
Date: 2013-2014
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Professional experience: International education
Mari State University, International Office – Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
Head of the International Office (02/1999 – 03/2011)

Volga State University of Technology – Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
Head of the International Project Office (03/2011 – present)
- General management of the international activities of the university
- International academic project management
- Advising students and faculty on the matters related to international academic mobility, study and research abroad, scholarship and grant opportunities
- Supervision and tuition of international students and visiting academicians
- Recruitment of International students

Professional experience: teaching and research
Mari State University, Faculty of International Relations – Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
- Lecturer (09/2003-09/2006)
- Associate Professor (09/2006 – present)

Courses taught during the academic career:
International Security; International Conflicts in 21st Century; Science and Technology in International Relations; Commonwealth of Independent States; International Integration and International Organisations; Regional Aspects of Contemporary International Relations; Cultural Diplomacy.

International grants for professional development:
- Fulbright Scholarship, Russian International Education Administrators Program (RIEA), Teachers College / Columbia University, NYC – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (2007)
- Curriculum Resource Center, sessions in Curriculum Development - Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2008, 2009)
- Open Society Institute, Regional Seminars for Excellence in Teaching, Research and methodology project: Rethinking the International Security Agenda - Almaty, Kazakhstan, Izmir, Turkey, Budapest, Hungary (2009-2012)
- The Winter Methodological Seminars of the Academic Educational Forum on International Relations (The Bogaturov’s School), Moscow, Russia, (2008, 2009, 2011)
- Russian International Affairs Council: Global Science project, sessions on academic writing in English, Moscow (2012-2013).
- European Union Visitors Programme, European Commission, EU External Action Service internship, Brussels (2014)

Research interests: international education, soft power concept, public and cultural diplomacy, international relations in Central Asia and the Caucasus, Cold War history.

PhD dissertation: The EU – Russia Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education: Institutional, Political and Cultural Aspects, defended on 24.12.2003 in N. I. Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
More than 30 articles and papers (mostly in Russian), for more details please see

Membership in professional associations:
- Russian International Studies Association (RISA)
- Russian Association of Political Science (RAPN)
- Russian International Affairs Council: expert member
- Central Asia Security Index (issued by the Institute of Political Solutions, Almaty, Kazakhstan): guest expert (2012-2014)
- Russian Fulbright Alumni Community

Possible areas of expertise: QA of institutions academic programs in International Relations (International Studies), Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, History, Intercultural Communications, with the use of English and Russian (native) languages.

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