Russian Higher Education and Research in the 2000s

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, IWM library 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.

Igor Fedyukin is Russia’s former Deputy Education Minister as well as Associate Professor and Director of the Center for History Sources at the History Department of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

This lecture is generously supported by Basic CMYK