Sergey Sergeyevich Kravtsov (Russian: Сергей Сергеевич Кравцов) (born on March 17, 1974, Moscow, RSFSR) is a Russian politician and Minister of Education of the Russian Federation since January 21, 2020.
Doctor of Education (2007), Associate Professor. Acting State Advisor to the Russian Federation, Grade 3 (2013). Head of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor) from August 8, 2013 to January 21, 2020.
He was born March 17, 1974 in Moscow.
In 1996, he graduated with honors from Moscow State Open Pedagogical University (since 2006 - Moscow State University for the Humanities named after M. A. Sholokhov, in 2015 he joined the Moscow State Pedagogical University) with a degree in “teacher of mathematics and computer science”.
From 1997 to 2002, he worked at the Institute of Education Management of the Russian Academy of Education, held the positions of Junior Researcher, Researcher, Senior Researcher, and Laboratory Head. In 1999 he defended his thesis "Methodology for conducting classes with lagging students in mathematics using multimedia technology." In 2000, he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia with a degree in state and municipal government with knowledge of a foreign language.
In 2002, he began working at the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. From 2004 to 2008, he was an assistant to the head of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science Viktor Bolotov.
In 2007 he defended his thesis for the degree of Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences on the topic “Theory and practice of organizing specialized training in schools of the Russian Federation” at the Institute of Content and Methods of Education of the Russian Academy of Education (official opponents A. V. Barannikov, V. I Blinov and V. S. Danyushenkov; according to the Dissernet community, the dissertation contains large-scale borrowings that are not framed as citations, including from unauthorized sources).
In 2008, he was appointed Director of the Federal State Institution “Federal Testing Center”, which was developing the procedure for conducting the exam. In 2009 he headed the Institute of Education Management of the Russian Academy of Education.
In April 2011, he was appointed Director of the Regional Development Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; also in 2011, he acted as the rector of the federal state institution "Academy for Advanced Studies and Professional Retraining of Education Workers". In July 2012, he was appointed Director of the Department of Program Management and Competition Procedures of the Ministry of Education and Science.
On August 8, 2013, by order of the Government of the Russian Federation, he was appointed to the post of head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Education and Science, replacing Ivan Muravyov at this post. From October 28, 2017 to May 24, 2018, he served as Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and head of Rosobrnadzor, since the department was subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Science. In 2018, the Federal Service for Supervision of Education and Science was reassigned to the Government. On May 24, 2018, Kravtsov was again appointed its head.
On January 21, 2020, by presidential decree he was appointed to the post of Minister of Education of the Russian Federation in Mikhail Mishustin's Cabinet.