all insights
July 2014
Efficient university: reload

Обложка книги Эффективный университет - перезагрузкаThis book is based on results of the research of international experience in higher education development and management conducted by MGIMO (U) under the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to update and review its long-term strategy. The study covered a wide range of world leading practices in various aspects of university management that can be applied to many Russian institutions. These are issues related to marketing, communications, and commercialization of university educational and research activities, development of an efficient management model and strategic planning system.

The University leadership would like to express the deep gratitude to the partners and consultants of Moscow Consulting Group (MCG), whose support and recommendations helped with many aspects of the research and saved efforts and time in the evolutionary transformation process. Other results of close cooperation between MGIMO (U) under the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and MCG included, first, assessment of quality and efficiency of current business processes in the university; second, collection of information about practices, methods and performance of best world and Russian universities; and, third, development of a roadmap aimed to set up a platform for university long-term sustainable growth.

This book is intended for directors of Russian higher educational institutions and education experts.

Dmitry Plotnikov
Dmitry Plotnikov
Dmitry Plotnikov
Developed and managed projects focused on strategy, operations, organization, M&A, marketing & sales topics
MBA from Hult International Business School (USA)

Accenture. Contributed to Management Consulting Strategy Practice development in Russia and has worked with global and local Financial Services clients (retail, corporate and universal banks) helping them to resolve different types of strategic and operational problems. Marketing Leader for Financial Services practice in Russia

McKinsey & Company. Implemented projects in corporate strategy, due diligence, M&A and PMI transformations for largest corporations in USA, Western Europe and Russia in different industries such as banking, financial services, telecommunications, media and publishing, retail, consumer goods, medical products, healthcare services, chemical and basic materials.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Dmitry worked as a Marketing Manager for Fuji Photo Film Inc. in Russia, held a number of management positions in large and small-sized mobile communication retail companies in Russia, and participated in a management consulting project for Eurasia Group in New York, USA.

Galina Kan
Galina Kan
Galina Kan
Developed and managed projects focused on strategy, operations, corporate finance, M&A, marketing & sales topics
MBA from Vanderbilt University (USA)
MS in Mechanics and Mathematics from Moscow State University

Private Equity funds. Galina was involved in all areas of PE processes (deals selection, due diligence, deal negotiations, deals funding, post M&A integration, companies’ turnaround and operational management). She managed investment portfolio for international and Russian PE funds and successfully closed several M&A deals for mid and large cap companies in various sectors (medical services, banking, construction and development).

McKinsey & Company. Managed strategic and operational projects for a wide range of Russian and European clients in such industries as consumer goods, retail, telecommunications, banking, financial services, metals and mining, construction and building materials.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Galina worked in marketing for Coca Cola in Russia and in strategic planning for SAB Miller in USA.

Cover letter*