The Centre of Sociology of Higher Education is a vibrant platform for research in the field of Russian and international higher education. The centre is academically-oriented and focused on the following areas:
Student academic dishonesty is a pervasive problem for universities all over the world. The development of innovative practices and interventions for decreasing dishonest behaviour requires understanding factors influencing academic dishonesty. Previous research showed that personal, environmental, and situational factors affect dishonest behaviour at a university. The set of factors and the strength of their influence can differ across countries. There is a lack of research on factors affecting student dishonesty in Russia. A sample of 15,159 undergraduate students from eight Russian highly selective universities was surveyed to understand what factors influence their decision to engage in dishonest behaviour.
One of the biggest challenges for the Russian higher education system is to combat academic dishonesty among students. Why do the Russian students tend to become more dishonest during college? What is wrong with Russian universities and how to solve the problem of academic dishonesty.
The book 'International Status Anxiety and Higher Education: The Soviet Legacy in China & Russia' has been recently published by the University of Hong Kong. The scientific advisor of the CSHE, Igor Chirikov, served as an editor of the book.
In the beginning of June our Center conducted a round-table meeting with a professor of Bremen University Andreas Breiter to discuss opportunities and challenges of Doctoral education in Russia and Germany.
HSE has announced the winners of the Academicus Modus competition of student projects. They will receive a year-long grant for their research, the results of which will be published in an academic journal.
Last year HSE took part in the international project “Student Experience in the ResearchUniversity” (SERU-I) for the third time. This research gives an opportunity for undergraduate students all over the world to share their educational experience through completing the same questionnaire. The new issue of “That’s So HSE” presents SERU-I project results.
The research article 'National barriers to the completion of doctoral programs at Russian universities' by Natalia Maloshonok and Evgeniy Terentev has been published in the International Journal of Higher Education Research. Congratulations to our colleagues.
Saule Bekova and Tatiana Semenova took part in the AERA Annual Meeting in New York. This year it offered a robust program of interesting sessions, division and SIG paper/symposium, roundtables, and poster sessions, and professional development courses, as well as off-site visits and tours.