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New issue of HERB "Higher Education Landscape in Post-Soviet Countries: 25 Years of Changes"

The new of issue of the Higher Education in Russia and Beyond "Higher Education Landscape in Post-Soviet Countries: 25 Years of Changes" is released. The new issue covers the transformations of higher education in the former Soviet republics. This issue’s particular focus is the changes of the institutional landscape in the postSoviet countries with regard to national trends of higher education expansion. The papers of the issue include key empirical findings of the project.

The new issue covers the transformations of higher education in the former Soviet republics. This issue’s particular focus is the changes of the institutional landscape in the postSoviet countries with regard to national trends of higher education expansion. The papers of the issue include key empirical findings of the project. The countries of the former Soviet Union share a common past. They have different pathways since 1991 and diverse models of higher education expansion. Unequal starting conditions and unique socio-economic, cultural and political contexts have shaped various ways of higher education development: from rapid massification to de-massification. The changes in participation rates are certainly reflected in the number and types of higher education institutions. The papers of the issue review these changes of higher education landscape, including transformations of traditional Soviet institutions and establishment of new ones (e.g., private, newly born legal entities, international or foreign universities, etc.). Other structural reforms also contributed to the development of the landscapes: for instance, new accreditation systems and selection of leading universities. This issue is aimed to reflect on the results of the changes and shed light on the variety national trajectories of higher education development in the post-Soviet countries. The authors describe the peculiarities of national reforms and state policies on higher education. They also consider the environment of higher education systemic fluctuations: e.g., labor market transformations, demographic trends, economic and political agenda.  

The issue is available here: https://herb.hse.ru/en/