Associate Professor and Director, Center for History Sources, History Department, National Research University, Higher School of Economics; Senior Research Fellow, School of Applied Humanities, Russian State Academy of Public Administration and National Economy (Moscow)
Guest, Russia in Global Dialogue
Russian Higher Education and Research in the 2000s: Taking stock of 15 years of modernization efforts
The lecture will present a systematic overview of key reforms in higher education and research implemented in Russia from 2000-2014. It will ask whether and in what ways these reforms can be understood as fitting the “neoliberal” policy paradigm. Innovations like external quality control, measurable performance indicators or a managerial approach to academic governance will be examined. Finally the larger question of the interrelation between technocratic reformism and the rise of authoritarian regimes will also be discussed.