Daria Kozlova
Speaker
First Vice Rector, ITMO University

Education
Bachelor of Management, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), 2003
Master of Management, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), 2005
Ph.D. in "Economics and Management of the National Economy", SPbPU, 2008

Career Path
Daria Kozlova has started her career in "Magbis-Press" in 1999 where she was responsible for special events organization. While working on her PhD, Ms. Kozlova joined the "International Business Department" of Saint Petersburg Polytech as an assistant and after defending her thesis has accepted a position as Associate Professor at the same department. She stayed with the Polytech till 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, Dr. 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, Dr. 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.

Scientific Awards and Achievements
2008 – "Active Scientist" Award from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
2009 – "Dashkova Award" in the humanities and social sciences (for young scientists under 35 years) from the Government of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Scientific Center Russian Academy of Sciences
2010 – "Young Talents - The Future of Science Polytechnic University" Award from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
2013 –Vladimir Potanin Foundation "Best University teacher in Russia, 2013" Award
2016 - Government of Russian Federation Award in Education