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Stages of Policy Changes and Institutional Landscape of Russian Higher Education

Higher Education in Russia and Beyond. 2016. No. 2(8). P. 23-24.

The quarter-century evolution of the Russian institutional landscape consisted of periods of rapid marketization and state-driven correction. The ‘natural’ diversification times were followed by a selective system segmentation into several tiers. During the post-Soviet period most higher education institutions changed their profiles (even though keeping their old names). Many new institutions have emerged; they form entirely new groups of higher education institutions. Yet, the Russian higher education design is still work-in-progress. The development is under path-dependency effect originated both from the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. Different stakeholders participate in the ongoing process of consensus-building, either in the policy-making field or public discussions