Liberal Arts в современном университете
This article explores the question of emergence and transformation of liberal arts in European university tradition by taking a historical and comparative approach, looking at the histories of Newman and Humboldt university projects as they were evolved in Europe and assimilated in the United States of America. The article aims to analyze the current state of liberal arts education as well.
The present paper summarizes a review of the best practices and models of academic development in foreign universities. It is argued that academic development as a domain of professional activity is developed as a response to the three interrelated processes: emergence of the new forms of public management, dissemination of 'entrepreneurial university' conception and life-long learning programs. Possible goals, professionalization problems and organizational models of academic development are elaborated in order to present heterogeneity of this phenomenon. We conclude by highlighting the most promising types of academic development programs which is possible to implement in Russian universities.
In this paper the authors describe how they have developed and introduced into the university curriculum the course “Smart City – information infrastructure and management”, aimed to study values and principles of decision-making and technologies of creating Smart City with strong support of leading IBM IT-solutions.
Opening remarks of research advisor project of Russian humanitarian scientific fund no 14-33-01001 "habitus of faculty" and students socialization in university (the case of Lovachevsky state university of Nizhny Novgorod).
Frutto di un'ampia collaborazione internazionale, il volume intende aprire nuove prospettive di ricerca nel campo della comprensione (e dell'auto-comprensione) delle dinamiche della cultura universitaria, ponendo esplicitamente a tema il nesso tra innovazione filosofica e università fra Cinquecento e primo Novecento. Il soggetto è affrontato attraverso la ricostruzione di numerosi casi esemplari dal Portogallo alla Russia, esaminati da specialisti dei differenti contesti storici e geografici.
The paper analyzes the contents and objectives of ‘public social science’, the relationship between scholarly and popular knowledge, conventions governing the representation of scientific knowledge outside the academic context, and the transfer of scholarly knowledge from academic to media environment. Public science is treated as a specific type of judgment and practice, thus the analysis of ‘public science’ cover cognitive aspects as well as social ones.
The paper presents key findings from the analysis of the established as well as prospective areas for the Russian HEIs regional engagement. It highlights the impact made by the Siberian Federal University and South Federal University to the regional development. The paper discloses mechanisms of integration of the Russian HEIs to the regional life based on four areas of cooperation such as economic, social, political and technological areas. It also demonstrates innovative capabilities for regions and city regions from the multilateral cooperation between HEIs and other regional stakeholders.
Issue devoted to the analysis of applied morals at various levels, including professional training
The paper presents a strategy model for the universities where faculties, branches and institutes are relatively independent in their activity, have different level of development and can have distinctive goals. It is proposed to establish a multi-level balanced strategy which supposes that each unit can have its own curriculum, but together they have to pursue the way of development identified by the university.
Institutions affect investment decisions, including investments in human capital. Hence institutions are relevant for the allocation of talent. Good market-supporting institutions attract talent to productive value-creating activities, whereas poor ones raise the appeal of rent-seeking. We propose a theoretical model that predicts that more talented individuals are particularly sensitive in their career choices to the quality of institutions, and test these predictions on a sample of around 95 countries of the world. We find a strong positive association between the quality of institutions and graduation of college and university students in science, and an even stronger negative correlation with graduation in law. Our findings are robust to various specifications of empirical models, including smaller samples of former colonies and transition countries. The quality of human capital makes the distinction between educational choices under strong and weak institutions particularly sharp. We show that the allocation of talent is an important link between institutions and growth.