Daria Kozlova, PhD
While working on her PhD, Daria Kozlova joined the “International Business Department” of Saint Petersburg Polytech as an assistant and after defending her thesis accepted a position as associate professor at the same department. She stayed with the Polytech until 2014, focusing on all aspects of international scientific and academic cooperation. During her tenure she was also the head of international master’s degree programs for two years. In 2014, Kozlova was welcomed as the director of the Institute of International Development and Partnership of ITMO University. Under her leadership, ITMO University quickly expanded its international academic and research outreach, earned a position in the top-100 of international subject rankings, and is consistently among the leaders of the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project. In 2017, Kozlova was appointed the first vice rector of ITMO University and is responsible for the creation and implementation of the university’s academic priorities through close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. She also oversees and coordinates the university’s international activities and is deeply committed to delivering education of the future.