Vice Rector for Pedagogic and Social Work, Kostroma State Agricultural Academy
In 1998, Vladimir Smirnov graduated from the Faculty of History and Pedagogics of the N.A.Nekrasov Kostroma State Pedagogical Institute.
In 1999 – 2002, he studied full-time at the postgraduate course at the Department of Philosophy and Politology of the N.A.Nekrasov Kostroma State University under the supervision of A.Shustov, Doctor of Historical Sciences.
In 2002, he defended his PhD thesis in political sciences at the A.I. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University (St. Petersburg).
Since 2003, he has been Assistant Professor of the Department of Philosophy of the Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education Kostroma State Agricultural Academy, since 2009, he has headed the Department of Philosophy.
Vladimir Smirnov is currently Vice Rector for Pedagogic and Social Work at the Kostroma State Agricultural Academy.
He authored over 50 research and scientific works published in the leading Russian scientific periodicals. He is postdoctoral student at the Department of Youth Sociology and Youth Policy of the Faculty of Sociology of the St. Petersburg State University.