N.Toivonen graduated from Leningrad State University named after A.A.Zhdanov with degree in Physics. He is PhD holder in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor. He has extensive experience working for different Russian Higher Educational Institutions, in particular, Petrozavodsk State University, St. Petersburg State University, ITMO University, St. Petersburg State University of Economics in various positions. From 2014 to 2016, he headed the International Department of the Russian Federation Ministry of Education and Science.
The competence of N.Toivonen - strategic, including international, development of scientific and educational organizations, development of project and innovation activities, R&D. He has extensive experience in fundraising.
Awarded the badge "Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation."