The systemic HSE transformations, aiming to create the centers of excellence and to implement their best practices within the whole university, include three stages:
- 1 stage (2010-2013) – establishing international laboratories;
- 2 stage (2014-2015) – establishing mega-faculties;
- 3 stage (2016-2020) – shaping and developing strategic academic units.
There are two types of Strategic Academic Units – international consortia and centers of excellence