Igor Fedyukin


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
(May 2015)


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.