The purpose of this paper was to find out how the ideas of transparency and accountability were mirrored in Russian universities’ practices within last decade. Quantification and Scientometrics are shown as the main instruments of these ideas' implementation. The case-study was designed to show the dynamics of Russian scientists’ interest to the universities activity metrics, by the means of National electronic library (e-library.ru). Two main trends for the transparency technologies in Russian education were revealed: “how much to pay” and “for what to pay”. We discussed the purposes' understanding insufficiency and imitation nature of some reforms.
JEL Codes A12, A13, I21, I23, M4, Z13