Higher Education in Russia Ph.D., Associate professor Daria K

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Higher Education in Russia Ph.D., Associate professor Daria K. Kozlova International Graduate School of Management Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University 2013

Structure of presentation: • • • • Facts and figures about higher education in Russia Challenges, emerging trends New opportunities and perspectives Questions and discussion

General information • • • • 1352 Institutions of higher education: 687– State Federal budgeting: 4,1% GDP 665 – Private Minister of education: D. Livanov People with higher education: 77% Sources: HDR 2012, Rosstat, Ministry of Education RF

New structure of higher education in Russia • 2 leading classical Russian Universities: SPbSU, MSU; • 7 Federal Universities; • 27 National Research Universities;

Things to be changed in Russian higher education • • • • “Demographic hole” 2010-2016 90% applicants accepted to the universities; High average age of the university professors and staff; 25% of professors and staff speak English (officially); Theoretical education dominates;

• • • University monitoring 2012 by Minister of education


State Institutions of HE and


affiliates have been inspected;


: • Level of education, • • • • Level of internationalization, R&D, Financial achievements, Infrastructure.


: Ineffective Institutions:


in Moscow,


in St.Petersburg,


in Chechnya,


in Ingushetia.

Emerging trends • • • •

Strategy 2020- social and economic development:

Consolidation of universities; Applied bachelor degree – 3-year bachelor; Affordable educational loans; Competitive salary for professors and staff: • • • • • 160% by year 2015, 220% by year 2020; Federal financing, depending on the level of the applicants’ knowledge; Governmental support for R&D Universities; University competition; Development of entrepreneurship education; Life-long education.

New opportunities and perspectives • • • • • • New possibilities for the internationalization; New quality of higher education; European approach; New goals in scientific research (citation index); Reduction of number of universities; Reduction of university staff and professors;

Perspectives for Russian-Finnish educational cooperation • • • Simplified cooperation with universities of applied sciences; Flexibility with double-degree Masters programs; Development of joint research activities

May 2012, president V.V. Putin the decree # 599 on State policy in sphere of higher education and science: By the year 2020 at least 5 Russian Universities have to be among top 100 in the world university rankings.

Budgets • • For 2013-2030 - additional

100 billion EURO

to achieve goals of the strategy 2020 (from Ministry of Finances); PLUS additional

10 billion EURO

to be among top 100 Universities (calculation of Ministry of Education).