Valery Falkov — Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Born 18 October 1978 in Tyumen, Russia.
1995–2003 – Studied Law at the University of Tyumen, PhD in Law.
2003–2012 – Occupied various positions (Department Head, Deputy Director of the Institute of State and Law, Vice-Rector for Additional Education, Director of the Institute of Law, Economics, and Management) at the University of Tyumen.
2012–2020 – Rector of the University of Tyumen.
2006–2013 – Member of the Tyumen Region Election Commission with a casting vote.
2009–2011 – Chairman of the Tyumen Region Council of Young Scholars and Specialists.
2013–2016 – Deputy of the Tyumen City Duma, Chairman of the Standing Commission for Urban Development and Land Use.
2016–2020 – Deputy of the Tyumen Regional Duma, Chairman of the Committee on Social Policy.
2015–2020 – Council of University Rectors of Tyumen Region.
21 January 2020 – Appointed Minister of Science and Higher Education by the President of the Russian Federation.
Awards and Honours:
Certificate of Honour from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (2003); Tyumen Regional Duma Honorary Badge (2009); Certificate of Honour from the Governor of Tyumen Region (2013); Diploma from the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russian Federation (2014); Certificate of Appreciation from the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Ural Federal District (2015); Certificate of Appreciation from the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2017).