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International Higher Education Bulletin: Now in Russian

International Higher Education discusses the situation and problems of the development of global higher education, as well as their solutions at a local, regional, and global level. Each issue features opinions by leading experts in topical areas of higher education studies, as well as the results of some interesting recent empirical studies. The Russian version aims to make Russian researchers familiar with the latest studies and trends in higher education.

The first issue of the Russian-language version of International Higher Education bulletin – Winter 2014 – includes articles dedicated to the specifics of higher education development in transitional countries and countries with median revenues, as well as items about how the political context influences the national systems of higher education. In addition to that, it discusses the problems of growing commercial education in Latin America, presents an analysis of the challenges and first results of internationalization in Europe, and raises the question of how the perception of international higher education is being transformed in terms of global thinking.

Boston College also cooperates with researchers from China, Spain, and Portugal, where translated bulletins in national languages are currently published.

Publication of the Russian version of the bulletin has been made possible thanks to the collaboration between the Boston College Center for International Higher Education and the HSE Centre for Institutional Studies.  Several joint projects have been implemented over the last few years, and, as a result, several papers have been published, which are of importance not only for the Russian audience, but also for the international academic community.

From May 2014 the HSE will also publish an original supplement to the bulletin, Higher Education in Post-Soviet Area. The papers for this journal will be selected by a Russian editorial board. The supplement will focus on problems, solutions, trends and best practices in higher education in post-Soviet countries. Higher Education in Post-Soviet Area will be published both in Russian and in English, meaning that the HSE will be able to introduce the English-speaking academic community to the regional specifics of higher education and further develop international links.

Konstantin Vodopianov, HSE News Service

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of Russian families are generally satisfied with the quality of the education that their children receive in universities. 

Four HSE Research Centers Included in the Boston College Worldwide Inventory of Higher Education Research Centers

The Boston College Center for International Higher Education has published its Worldwide Inventory of Research Centers, Academic Programmes and Journals in Higher Education. Four Russian research centers are included, all of them are part of HSE.


of families do not reject the idea of higher education for their children if they are unsuccessful in enrolling for a tuition-free spot. They either look for another university with less demanding requirements or enroll as tuition-paying students.


is the additional compensation that graduates with Master’s degrees earn already in their first place of employment in comparison with those who have regular diplomas. 

Universities in Russia and other BRICS countries will cooperate more actively with each other

On December 3, HSE marked ‘Russian Universities’ Day’ – an event held during the BRICS University summit organized by Times Higher Education and the 5/100 Project for Raising the Competitiveness of Russia’s Leading Universities among the top global higher education institutions.

HSE Researcher Elected Vice-Chair of Council for International Higher Education

Anna Smolentseva, Leading Research Fellow at HSE’s Institute of Education, has been elected Vice-Chair of the Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).


Russian and foreign universities will take part in the Day of Russian Universities, which will be held today at HSE.

HSE at the BRICS Universities Summit

On 3-4 December 2014 the inaugural BRICS and Emerging Economies Universities Summit will take place in Moscow. On 3 December the HSE will host its ‘Russian Universities Day’.


of students at occupational training schools plan to continue their education in universities, including in full-time divisions. 

Researching Higher Education in Russia Attracts Growing Number of Foreign Specialists

On October 16-18, the 5th International Conference of the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers took place at the Higher School of Economics. The theme of this year's conference was 'Managing Differentiation in Rapidly Changing Higher Education Systems: Challenges and Opportunities.'