The fate of universities in Russia

  • Daniil Aleksandrov European University At St Petersburg; HSE University
  • Evgeniy Knyazev
  • Simon Kordonsky HSE University
  • Yaroslav Kuzminov HSE University
  • Juri Plusnin HSE University
  • Sergey Filonovich HSE University
  • Isak Froumin HSE University
  • Mariya Yudkevich HSE University
  • Vitaly Kurennoy HSE University
Keywords: traditional universities, technological universities, pedagogical universities, provincial universities, scientific schools


On November 16, 2006, the editorial board of Problems of Education organized a round table, The fate of Universities in Russia.
The following topics were discussed:
1. The diversity of universities. What is a Russian university now: a typology of universities by origin (traditional, technological, pedagogical etc.) by geography (metropolitan vs. provincial — by type of region) by orientation (market-oriented, oriented towards the rent form university status etc.) by education content.
2. What social functions (educational, socializational etc.) are played by universities of different types.
3. The status of research in universities of different types (the problem of preserving scientific schools of thought and of the culture of preserving and transmitting knowledge to the next generation).
4. Tendencies and perspectives of development for universities of different types.


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Aleksandrov, Daniil, Evgeniy Knyazev, Simon Kordonsky, Yaroslav Kuzminov, Juri Plusnin, Sergey Filonovich, Isak Froumin, Mariya Yudkevich, and Vitaly Kurennoy. 2010. “The Fate of Universities in Russia”. Voprosy Obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no. 3 (December), 231-53.

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