The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations.

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to-people links and complements government-to-people and government-to government contact.

The British Council has been working in Russia for more than 20 years, fostering bilateral relations and cultural exchange between our nations. It runs programmes and projects in the arts, education and the English language.


Cambridge Assessment English, part of the University of Cambridge, is the ecam body with more than one hundred years of history, developing and promoting test for non-native English speakers of different ages, academic/professional interests and language proficiency levels. Cambridge English exams are taken annually by more than 5m candidates in over than 130 countries.


Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge and is the oldest publishing house in the world. For more than 450 years CUP have created innovative publishing, evolving from print publishers to multi-platform digital content specialists. The publishing lists comprise over 50 000 titles covering academic research, professional development, school-level education, English language teaching.


Global Universities Association (GUA) was established by a handful of Russian universities currently participating in the Academic Excellence initiative Project commenced by the Government of the Russian Federation. GUA members stand committed to the internationalization of their institutions through purposeful integration of global research and educational practices across the disciplines. GUA’s overarching mission is to elevate the quality of university experience by providing networking opportunities and practical support in an ongoing effort to consolidate and disseminate global “best practices” throughout Russian higher education.


The MISiS Endowment Fund was established by the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in 2011 through the generous donations of university alumni and partners. Aside from enabling the development of new research projects and educational programmes, the fund provides special grants and scholarships for undergraduates and post-graduates and supports the construction of a new campus.


The New Economic School, founded in 1992, is a private graduate school in Moscow. NES’s degrees are highly valued both in Russia and abroad. The mission of the New Economic School is to benefit Russia’s private and public sectors through excellence in economics education and research.
The core of NES is its resident faculty of 30 young economists with PhDs in economics and finance from the world’s leading universities, including Harvard, MIT, Columbia, NYU, LBS, and Wisconsin-Madison. NES faculty represent Russia in the global economic community, participating in international journals, including Econometrica, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of European Association, Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, and American Political Science Review.


Macmillan Education is one of the world’s leading publishers of ELT, Academic and school curriculum materials with 170 years of publishing experience. Operating in over 120 countries worldwide, it gets close to the students, teachers, institutions and educational authorities that use its products and materials and listen to what they need.

Today Macmillan Education publishes ELT, Academic and school curriculum materials in print, digital and online formats to suit the needs of classrooms around the world, and supports teachers by offering the training they need to deliver the best experience to their students. In 2016 Macmillan Education and Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) announced a global partnership. This strategic partnership is the first step in an exciting new era for teacher professional development services at Macmillan Education. For the first time, all the training and teacher support elements will be brought together under a dedicated team, curating personalized professional development with an appropriate mix of “formal” and “informal” learning delivered online, blended and face to face.


Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers.

Springer Nature advances discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge and making ideas and information accessible around the world.

Key to this is our ability to provide the best possible service to the whole research community: helping authors to share their discoveries; enabling researchers to find, access and understand the work of others; supporting librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data; providing quality publishing support to societies; and championing the issues that matter – standing up for science, leading the way on open access and being powerful advocates for the highest quality and ethical standards in research.

As a research publisher, Springer Nature is home to trusted brands including Springer, Nature Research, BioMed Central, Palgrave Macmillan and Scientific American.


Skyeng, an online English school, has developed a unique technology immersion in English. They approach learning by designing a whole ecosystem: online lessons with almost 1500 teachers from all over the world, Skyeng own interactive platform VIMBOX, mobile applications and browser extensions. All services are aimed at helping learners to dive into English and achieve their goals in learning English. Skyeng has become the largest interactive school in Russia with credo “Innovations in learning English”.