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Assessment of the Contribution of Regional Higher Education Systems to the Socio-Economic Development of the Russian Regions

Russian Education and Society. 2017. No. 59. P. 68-93.
Leshukov O., Gromov A., Platonova D., Евсеева Д. Г.

This article analyzes how Russia’s networks of higher education institutions contribute to their host regions in terms of the following three major facets: the economic development; the human capital development; and the innovative development. To ensure the analytical framework used derives relevant and representative findings given the nature of the Russian socio-economic environment, the authors implement a customized methodology that factors in the most appropriate components from various international best practices in assessing university effects on comprehensive societal development. The study will be of interest to a wide audience of stakeholders in higher education and broader contexts, including policy professionals at the federal and regional levels, institutional leadership, researchers and analysts, students in socio-political, economic, and educational majors, etc.