In 2000, Yana Butenko entered the Faculty of Economics and Management at Omsk State Technical University. In 2006, she graduated from the University with Master’s Degree with honours in State and Municipal Management. During her study, she has proved to be clever, disciplined, efficient student that allowed her to graduate from the University with honours. In addition to the Master’s Degree, Yana Butenko received the additional qualification “English translator in professional communication”.

Since 2005, Yana Butenko has been actively engaged in scholarly activities. During the preparing Master’s thesis on the theme “Improvement of the system of preparing and passing of normative and legal acts in Omsk City Council”, she has published several scholarly articles. She has strongly pronounced propensity to research and creative work demanding non-trivial approaches and solutions. For this reason, she was awarded with the Certificate of Honour and Appreciation for active participation in social life of the State and Municipal Management Department, scientific work and excellent study at the University.

In 2006, after graduation from the University Yana Butenko began her PhD thesis under my supervision. For the period of carrying out dissertation research, she has proved to be highly skilled, intellectual, legally competent, hardworking and scrupulous specialist, who was able to conduct research at a high scientific level. In 2010, Yana Butenko defended her PhD thesis. In 2011, she has been admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics by the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Since 2005 to the present time, she has actively carried out research activities:

  • Researching, analysing and assessment of economic situation at the International and Russian levels;
  • Monitoring legislation, books, scholarly publications and other sources for knowledge maintenance on management and economic issues;
  • Carrying out research at a high scientific level;
  • Writing scholarly publications and research reports;
  • Participating in International and Russian scientific conferences, round tables and workshops.

By the beginning of 2011, Yana Butenko has published 55 scholarly publications that characterises her as an enthusiastic researcher. Some her works were accepted by the Omsk Regional Government to further realisation that can be demonstrated by the Omsk Regional Government Award, which was presented to Yana Butenko.