NTF mission:

omprehensive support to development of an effective education and research system as a foundation of the Russian economy and society competitiveness


Internationalization of Higher Education



Developing a comprehensive strategy on the export of Russian higher educational services and promotion of its competitiveness in the a global educational market


The projects objective is to develop a strategy for building the Russian higher education system export capacity which will help its institutions to gain access to a wider range of international markets and assure the quality of education and training services provision.


The strategy should serve as a platform for cooperation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, Federal Agency for Education and other federal Ministries and Agencies with competencies related to the wide range of actions on export of Russian higher professional educational services.


The main project objectives are:

  • to analyze the national export strategies for promoting educational services and developing international academic mobility in the leading foreign countries;

  • to analyze the strategies of international organizations and regional alliances aimed at promoting competitiveness and export of educational services of the member-states.

  • to carry out a comparative analysis of the key indicators and development trends of the Russian education system on the basis of the international educational statistics parameters and methodology.

  • to analyze the Russian higher education establishments activity aimed at implementation of modernization mechanisms in accordance with the changes in the legislation of the Russian Federation and the objectives of the building European common education area..

  • to develop an infrastructure model for promoting the export of Russian education and international academic mobility.

  • to elaborate proposals for amending the legislation and normative legal documents to support the process of building the capacity and environment promoting the export of Russian education and international academic mobility, including the area of visa regime.

  • to elaborate a comprehensive plan of actions for the strategy implementation.

  • to organize expert seminars for debate on the drafts of the strategy and the programme with participation of a wide range of stakeholders. 


The project outcomes will form the basis for an action program for the period from 2011 to 2020.