Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Dr. Sci. (Phylos.), Professor, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Scientific Director of the University of Tyumen.
Since 1998, the permanent editor-in-chief of the journal “Tyumen State University Herald”, after this journal reorganization since 2015 – “Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research". Member of the editorial boards of the journals "Higher Education Today" (Moscow) and "Siberian Socium" (Tyumen).
Scientific interests are related to the sociology of vocational education in the context of globalization and the modern information explosion. In his monographic works highlighted the basic principles and analyzed the content of the modernization of Russian vocational education, all levels of which are considered in a single context. The methodological and organizational foundations for the integration of educational institutions of vocational education at various levels, the network principles of their interaction are substantiated. Methodological approaches to forecasting vocational education systems in large regions are proposed in connection with the development of the regional economy for the long term. He made a great contribution to the development of pedagogical innovation, distance learning, the use of information technologies in vocational education. Under the scientific guidance of Gennady F. Shafranov-Kutsev 10 doctors and 42 candidates of science were trained. He is the author of more than 250 scientific papers.