Academician of the Russian academy of Education, Honored scientist of Russian Federation, Scientific Advisor of the University of Tyumen. Permanent editor-in-chief of the UT Research Journal since 2008.
Research interests: sociology of professional education under the conditions of globalization and modern information explosion.
Monographs by Dr. Shafranov-Kutsev reveal the main principles and analyze of the content of modernization in Russian professional education, all the steps and levels of which are considered through the prism of a common context.
Dr. Shafranov-Kutsev justifies methodological and organizational grounds of integration in higher educational institutions of professional education at different levels, network principles of their cooperation. Methodological means of forecasting behavior of systems of professional education in large districts are suggested, regarding development of the regional economy for a long-term period. A considerable contribution is made into the development of pedagogical innovation, distance learning, using information technologies in professional education. Author of 230 scientific works, and the first Russian electronic student's guide in sociology.The head of the Specialized Council on Thesis Defense in the University of Tyumen «Sociology D 212.274.05.». The h-index in the Russian scientific citation index – 16.