External PhD candidate. Dmitrii's first university degree was in foreign languages. In 2017, he graduated from the postgraduate program in economics at Ural Federal University (Russia). Besides, Dmitrii has an MBA degree (2014, Moscow Business School). He has more than ten years' experience in corporate sales. In 2015, Dmitrii moved from the corporate sector to the university. Dmitrii worked at leading Russian universities, such as Ural Federal University, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), and Higher School of Economics. Dmitrii is now an external PhD researcher at CWTS. Hi does research in Science & Technology Studies and Higher Education Research. Dmitrii's major focus is policy analysis, research interests include (but not limited to) research evaluation, university rankings, excellence initiatives in higher education, preprinting, and open peer review.