Professor Gafurov is the Distinguished Worker of Science of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Honorary Economist of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Honorary Professor of Yelabuga State Pedagogical University. Professor Gafurov has been awarded the Gold Medal For the Merit in Education by the Russian Academy of Education and the UNESCO Golden Palm Diploma. He is author of more than 70 scientific books and articles.
- Gafurov. I. R., & Baklashova, T. A. Editorial: perspectives and priorities of teacher education in times of change, choice and challenge // IFTE 2020 – VI International Forum on Teacher Education. ARPHA Proceedings. – 2020, Issue 3, P. 0001-0002. https://ap.pensoft.net/article/22242/
- Gafurov, I. R., Safiullin, M. R., Akhmetshin, E. M., Gapsalamov, A. R., & Vasilev, V. L. (2020). Change of the Higher Education Paradigm in the Context of Digital Transformation: From Resource Management to Access Control. International Journal of Higher Education, 9(3), 71-85.