Vera I. Zabotkina
Vera I. Zabotkina

Vera I. Zabotkina

Center for Cognitive Programs and Technologies

Acting Vice-Rector for International cooperation, Director of Center for Cognitive Programs and Technologies

Academic degree
Doctor hab. in Philology (1992), Associate Professor (1992)

State awards, honors, recognitions
Order of Friendship


  • 1968 – 1973 M.A. in English Linguistics, Kaliningrad State University (Magna cum Laude)
  • 1988 – 1992 Postdoctoral research, Moscow State Linguistic University
  • 1992 –2008 Chair of the Department of English Philology, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Kaliningrad State University
  • 2008 – 2010 Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Moscow State Linguistic University
  • 2010-2016 – Vice-Rector for International Innovative Projects, RSUH
  • 2016 – present: Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, RSUH
    Visiting professorship:
  • 1993 – Sweden, Lund University
  • 1995 – Austria, University of Vienna, English department
  • 1996 – Germany, University of Kiel
  • 1997 – Germany, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • 1998 – Finland, University of Helsinki, English Department
  • 2001 – Germany, University of Cologne
  • 2001 – Luxembourg, University Center of Luxembourg

Area of expertise

Academic Council Member. Member of the Expert Council of the Higher Attestation Commission for Philology and Art Criticism. Member of the Dissertation Council of MGLU. Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Languages of the Russian Council of School Olympiads. Member of the supervisory board of the project “Scientific Diplomacy” within the research program “Horizon 2020” (coordinated by UNESCO and the Sorbonne). Expert in the field of international educational and research projects. Currently coordinates 29 innovative projects (including Erasmus +). Experience in managing UN projects (UNICEF and UNESCO), from 2008 to 2010 - Chairholder of UNESCO Chair “Intercultural Dialogue and Social Interaction” at Moscow State Linguistic University. From 2000 to 2007 - сoordinator of the EuroFaculty project at the Immanuel Kant State University of Russia /IKSUR/). Has experience in developing university internationalization strategy, as well as in implementing models to increase the export potential of the Russian education system and the development of a quality assurance system for joint international master's programs. Expert of the National Training Foundation.

Head of School of Cognitive Neology: dissertation advisor of 2 Dr. hab. dissertations at Moscow State Linguistic University and Loeven University, 18 Ph. D. Dissertations at MSU and Moscow State Linguistic University. Professor at the Department of Theory and Practice of Translation and Interpreting of RSUH Reads the course “Basics of Cognitive Studies”. Head of the RSF project “Cognitive mechanisms and discourse strategies for the prevention of socio-cultural threats in historical dynamics: interdisciplinary research”

Authored over 250 articles and 5 monographs, 19 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science and Scopus. Hirsch index 8. Expert in English philology, cognitive linguistics. The area of academic research includes cognition and discourse, conceptual semantics, changes in the conceptual and linguistic worldview of Russian and English native speakers, changes in vocabulary, mental models and discourse, relation between cognition and communication.

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