Prof. Dr Andrei Klemeshev
Rector of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
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Andrey Klemeshev was born on July 18, 1957. In 1979, he graduated with honours from Leningrad State University with a degree in history. In 1982, he received his PhD degree at Leningrad State University. Prof. Andrey Klemeshev is doctor habilitatus in political science.
Since 1982 he has worked at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (earlier, Kaliningrad State University and the Immanuel Kant State University of Russia) as a lecturer, associate professor, head of a research laboratory, deputy director for research at the Institute of Regional Studies, director of the Centre for Advanced Training, and a vice-rector. In 1998-2011, he served as rector of the Immanuel Kant State University of Russia.
He was appointed rector of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University by the government decree of February 25th, 2011 and re-appointed in February 2016.
Dr. Andrey Klemeshev’s research interests include regional politics, regional governance, and Kaliningrad regional studies. He has published 136 research works, including 19 monographs – The Problem of Exclavity in the Context of Globalisation, Globalisation and Regionalisation: Problems of Exclaves among others. Dr. Andrey Klemeshev edited the monograph Political Elites in Old and New Democracies published in 2012. He supervises large-scale research projects in the field of regional politics.
Dr. Andrey Klemeshev is a member of the Board of the Russian Rectors’ Union, the First Vice-President of the Russian Political Science Association, a member of the Association of the Classical Universities of Russia, a member of the Board of the Russian International Studies Association, a member of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Chairman of the Kaliningrad Regional Council of Rectors.
In 2016, Andrey Klemeshev was elected deputy of the Kaliningrad Regional Duma.