Prof. Dr. Vladimir Filippov

Rector of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Former Minister of Education of Russia


After the military service in the USSR armed forces in 1975-1976, Filippov defended the doctor's thesis in "Mathematic analysis" in 1986 , obtaining the scientific title "Professor of the department of Mathematic Analysis" a year later. In June 1993, Filippov was elected to be the Rector of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia until 1998, when he was appointed to be the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation.

In 2001 Vladimir Filippov led the program 'Modernization of Russian Education till the year 2010'. In 2006-2009 he served as President of UNESCO International Organization Committee of the World Conference on Higher Education. At the World Conference he was elected as the President of the Commission for elaboration of the final Communique. In 2004 - 2005 worked as an Assistant to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. In 2012 Filippov became the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the UNESCO Program 'Education for All'.

Filippov is the author of more than 180 scientific and methodological works. He has been awarded the Order of Friendship, prize of the RF President in the field of Education, order of the Crown-Grand Officer (Belgium), as well as a number of other medals, prizes and awards of foreign countries, branch ministries and institutions of the Russian Federation.

“Internal Internalisation of Universities – Important Base of Youth Multiculturalism”

A lecture by Minister Vladimir Filippov, Former Minister of Education of the Russian Federation, Rector of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013
(Berlin; December 17th - 21st, 2013)