Kudriavets Yevhen

Kudriavets Yevhen
First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine


10+ years of experience in the management of international and governmental educational projects. Highly skilled in supervising and developing strategies to drive international affairs, museums foundation, general business development, and strategic planning. Proven record of generating and building an education diplomacy system, managing a network in 50 countries with 125 partners, and demonstrating exceptional communication skills.

Employment History

Deputy Minister for European Integration, Ministry of Education and  Science of Ukraine (April 2023 - Present)

Diplomacy Counsellor to CERN Council Members, The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (March 2017 - Present)

Deputy Director for International Affairs and Strategic Projects Management, UNESCO Center "Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine", Kyiv (September 2019 - April 2023)

  • Lead of project portfolio (total budget over USD 8 million with over 40 employees)
  • Creating and developing system of education diplomacy in more than 50 countries
  • Management of strategic international partnerships in the USA, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, Canada
  • Project manager and concept author of the first Science Museum in Kyiv and 4th Math Museum in the world
  • International contracts negotiation, organization of international procurement procedures
  • Providing a full cycle of international logistics
  • Implementing practice of project portfolio system and leading the process of developing a new project financial planning system
  • Government relations and negotiations (parliament, government, MFA, MOE, diplomatic missions)
  • Public finance management, preparation of documents for public procurement
  • Organization of business trips, diplomatic visits and leadership teams at international events
  • Participation in the strategic reform of the organization, restarting major business processes

Main projects: Science Museum in Kyiv, Museum of Mathematics, GENIUS Olympiad Ukraine, International Junior Science Olympiad, Student Flights Experiments to International Space Station, 40 international missions to contests and Olympiads, Smithsonian, CERN and Argonne collaboration.

Director, Innovation and Education Projects, Ukraine House DC Foundation, Washington, D.C. (August 2022 - March 2023)

  • Managing educational and technical aid to Ukraine Leading the initiative "Digital Equity for Ukraine."
  • Founding manager Museum of Mathematics "Cuboid", UNESCO Center "Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine", Kyiv

Founding manager Museum of Mathematics "Cuboid", UNESCO Center "Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine", Kyiv (February 2021 - April 2023)

  • Concept development, design project, selection of exposition and contractors, repair and construction work, adaptation and design, launch preparation, personnel selection, post-launch project management system.

General Manager of Science Museum of Kyiv, UNESCO Center "Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine", Kyiv (October 2020 - April 2023)

  • Co-author of the concept of the exhibition, selection, and support of the purchase of the exhibition
  • Adaptation and examination of project launch • Debugging the ticket system and operational support of the project launch
  • Organization of international support and membership of the Museum in global networks
  • Development of a museum operating management system

Director, NGO EuroJAS, Kyiv (November 2016 - April 2023)

  • International educational collaboration with the US Argonne National Laboratory with the support of the US Department of Energy - creation of career guidance course for students in nuclear energy
  • Project "SSEP Ukraine. Sending school experiments to the International Space Station"
  • Support and ensure Ukraine's participation in this project through affiliation and control as program director
  • Project "Lectures of the Future" - visits or lectures to Ukraine of 42 Nobel laureates and more than 15 foreign speakers

Head of International Affairs, UNESCO Center "Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine", Kyiv (September 2016 - August 2019)

  • Development of an international communication network
  • Ensuring the institution's accession to international organizations
  • Ensuring the affiliation of national competitions as stages of selection for the best international events
  • Organization of business trips and support of teams for international competitions and schools
  • Legal and organizational support of the Government Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and UNESCO

Senior specialist for International Events, UNESCO Center "Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine", Kyiv (March 2011 - August 2016)

Chief Executive Officer, NGO "Alumni Association of JASU", Kyiv (July 2011 - August 2016)


  • PhD in Economics (Social and Behavioural Sciences), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (October 2016 - September 2020)
  • Master degree in International Relations (GMAP), Fletcher School at Tufts University, Medford, USA (August 2022 - August 2023)
  • Master degree in International Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (September 2014 - June 2017)
  • Master degree in International Economics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (September 2014 - June 2016)
  • Bachelor degree in International Economics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (September 2010 - June 2014)
  • Executive Development Program, Kyiv-Mohyla Business School , Kyiv (September 2020 - December 2020)
  • Education Leaders, Singapore Cooperation Program, Singapore (October 2019 - October 2019)

Public Experience (UA AND WORLD)

  • Genius Olympiad, Internationl Board member, director Genius Olympiad Ukraine, New York, Kyiv (2021 - Present)
  • IFIA, International Federation of Invention`s Associations, Execiutive Board Member, Geneva (2021 - Present)
  • IJSO Global, International Board Member, Amsterdam (2019 - Present)
  • President, NGO "Alumni Association of JASU", Kyiv (2017 - Present)
  • National Council of Ukraine Afterwar Recovery under the President of Ukraine, Secretary for Education and Science, Kyiv (2022 - 2022)

MILSET, Brussels (2018 - 2022)

  • Executive Committee Director MILSET Global (2020-2022)
  • Vice president, Executive Committee Member MILSET Europe (2020-2022)
  • Executive Committee Member MILSET Europe (2018-2020)

Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Kyiv (2014 - 2020)

  • Advisor to the minister (international affairs) (2019-2020)
  • Member of Highest Board of MOE (2016 – 2019)
  • Head of the Public Council (2016-2018)
  • Deputy Head of the Public Council (2014-2016)
  • Member of the Public Council (2012-2014)

Committee for National Award in Education, member, Kyiv (May 2017 - July 2019)


  • Kudriavets Y. Formation of International Innovation Clusters in Ukraine – Kyiv: 2016., – 212 p. - Monograph (2016)
  • Kudriavets Y. Innovative and educational cores in the formation and development of international clusters – Kyiv: NC "JASU", 2020. – 242 p. (2020)