Educational projects. Scholarships


Moscow School of Economics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Moscow School of Economics was founded in 2004 on the initiative of MSU President, V.A.Sadovnichii and Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences A.D. Nekipelov – further to a numerous appeals coming from the Russian business elite, feeling an acute lack of highly – skilled professionals in Economics. Being a fully – legitimate department of Moscow State University, it offers an absolutely innovative model of economic formation, based on the top-level international standards. Best scholars from RAS along with the reputed scientists from all around the world have been invited to teach at MSE.

Mark Kaufman Charitable Foundation has been directly involved in establishing a breakthrough education centre, having financially supported the gifted students in different scientific fields.

Starting from 2004 and up to present time the distinguished students have been receiving the scholarships to be able to continue the scientific research worldwide.

"Art to save the Planet" Scholarship

Among the resent scholarship projects is worth mentioning the "Art to save the Planet", aimed at proceeding the education in Italy in the field of Art, Design and Architecture. 

Granted for study in below Universities based on the creative projects:

UNIPI, Pisa, IT - Ms. Virazheris Iana, 2021/22, 2022/23 

NABA, Milan, IT  Ms. Tatiana Shiyan, 2023/2024 


The Russian Academy of Sciences partnership

The Charity Foundation of Mark Kaufman has been long-repeatedly granting the financial support to the Russian young scientists, who work in the innovative, rapidly developing fields and manage to demonstrate impressive results. The top priority task is to attract and to retain the rising gifted young people in science – in fact one of the acute problems the Russian Academy of Sciences is facing today. The financial assistance of Mark Kaufman enables the promising and ambitious scientists to accomplish the scientific research at the highest technology level with the use of last word technical means.

The Foundation gives the powerful boost to the fundamental researches, carried out in the natural sciences field in general and in the Earth Science branch in particular.

In the period of Mark Kaufman’s charitable activity an impressive range of grants and scholarship has been introduced, namely: “Scientific progress telecommanded grant”, “Geoinformational technology grants”, “e-Book release grants” etc. The significant projects have effectually been realized specifically “Telecommunication complex of geosphere interaction” (Intergeos) on the basis of the RAS Geosphere Dynamics Institute and “Virtual laboratory of actual movement and paleotension tectonophysical analysis” in the Geophysics Institute of RAS.

For the immense contribution to the scientific development of Geophysics in Russia Mark Kaufman was decorated with O.Y. Schmidt medal. Besides he received a number of acknowledgement letters on the part of President and Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

CCIV (Beaune, Burgundy) and WSET (London, UK)

One of the focuses of “Mark Kaufman Charity Foundation” activity was the implementation of the educational program, aimed at cultivating the culture of alcohol consumption in Russia. In its framework some challenging projects have successfully been carried out. Thus, the Foundation awarded the scholarship to the best graduates of Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs and Higher School of Economics, who had a unique opportunity to complete the CCIV course (Connaissance et Commerce Internacional des Vin) at the Centre of the Professional Formation & Agricultural Promotion in Beaune - the heart of the wine-making Burgundy, and at the prestigious Wine & Spirits Educational Trust, based in London (UK).