Prof. Maxim Khomyakov is a vice-director of St.Peterburg campus of HSE University (St.Petersburg, Russia) and a director of the BRICS studies centre at Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia).
He was a vice-president (international affairs) at Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia from 2009 up to 2017.
Prof. Khomyakov was a visiting scholar in a number of the universities, including Texas A&M University (2002; USA) and European University Institute (2007-2008; Florence, Italy).
In 2002 -2013 he organized a number of transnational research and teaching projects in political philosophy and religious studies. Since 2015 Prof. Khomyakov has been actively involved in establishing university collaboration in BRICS countries, and especially in founding the BRICS Network University (nu-brics.ru).
His research interests include theory of modernity, theory of toleration, intellectual history of Russia, and higher education theory. His works include several books and more than 60 scholarly articles.