Title: Current status of higher education in the regions of Russia: a pilot study

Authors: Anastasiya Sudakova

Addresses: FSAEI HVE, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, 620002, Russia

Abstract: The article introduces a methodology for higher education assessment in territories with the status of constituent federal subjects and shows the effect of its application in Russia. The monitoring procedure of the indicative figures of HE groups can be divided into two units: the operating conditions and status of HE infrastructure and the status of educational and scientific research in the HE system. Conducted over a five-year period, the analysis showed no direct correlation between growth of investment and education quality. The gap in the growth rate of financing in some regions is several times wider. Obviously, there is a discrepancy between the leading receivers and leaders in education quality. This addresses the need to reform the regulation of the higher education system, particularly with respect to setting priorities for its development and the improvement of financial and economic mechanisms.

Keywords: higher education; HE; indicative analysis; the Russian Federation; the RF; operating conditions and status of the HE infrastructure; educational and scientific research activities in the HE system; Russia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2018.095931

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2018 Vol.11 No.6, pp.577 - 595

Received: 06 Feb 2016
Accepted: 09 Dec 2016

Published online: 31 Oct 2018 *

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