Head of research group, the International Information Group Interfax
Alexey Chaplygin is head of the research group of the Interfax News Agency.
He specializes in the study of national and international systems of higher education, compared to universities, evaluating universities according to various criteria.
Under the auspices of Interfax News Agency and Echo Moskvy Radio the research group formed the national university rankings 2009 and 2010.
Earlier in the Reiter project the research group made rankings of Russian universities in the territories and a set of criteria. In 2009 the group compiled and published a Russian version of the international ranking of world universities.