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Anna Smolentseva

  • Anna Smolentseva has been at HSE since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 1998

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Sociological Sciences
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1995

    Degree
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Professional Interests

National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship (USA), 2002-2003
Fulbright New Century Scholar, 2005-2006
Visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2005
Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow/Faculty, 2011, 2012
Chair of the Council for International Higher Education (CIHE), Asssociation for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), 2015-2016

Program Chair, International Summer School on Higher Education Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2013-2019

 

Conferences

Transformation of higher education systems in post-Soviet countries: a comparative analysis, keynote speaker at the 5th Central European Higher Education Cooperation (CEHEC) Conference, Budapest, 11-12 April 2019.

Institutional dynamics in higher education in 15 post-Soviet countries: a comparative analysis at the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) annual conference, 30 August - 1 September, 2018, Moscow, Russia (with Daria Platonova).

The Purposes of Higher Education in Russia: The Continuities and Change in Soviet and Neoliberal Discourses at the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) 2017 Annual Conference, 31 March - 2 April 2017, Cambridge, UK.

The economic and social purposes of higher education: the continuities and changes in Russian higher education at the 29th Annual conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers  (CHER), September 5-7, 2016, Cambridge, UK.

Transformations and Tensions in the Knowledge Transmission Mission of Russian Universities: Social vs. Economic Instrumentalism at the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) annual conference, December 9-11, 2015, Newport, UK.

State, Market and Society in the Russian Higher Education at the Topical paper session "Understanding Stratification in Global Higher Education: Contestation and Collaboration Between the State and Civil Society, in Comparative Perspective". Association of the Study of Higher Education, Denver CO, November 2015.

Where Soviet and neoliberal discourses meet: the transformation of the purposes of higher education in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia at the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) annual conference, December 10-12, 2014, Newport, UK.

The Purposes of Higher Education: the continuities and discontinuities in political discourse of Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia at the 39th annual conference of the Association of the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), November 19-22, 2014, Washington DC, USA.

Panel speaker at the international seminar "Academic Capitalism and the Humanities in Global Perspective", November 17-18, 2014, University of Virginia, USA

Higher Education – Society Nexus: the continuities and discontinuities in political discourse of Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia at 27th conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER), September 8-10, 2014, Rome, Italy.

A High Participation System of Higher Education: Does It Provide Equal Opportunity? at the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) annual conference, December 11-13 2013, Newport, UK.

Massification and Access to Higher Education in Russia at the Dynamics of High Participation Higher Education Systems international seminar, IV Международная конференция Российской ассоциации исследователей высшего образования «Университетские традиции: ресурс или бремя?», 26-28.09.2013, Moscow, HSE.Smolentseva_HPS5.pdf

Knowledge society discourse and changes in higher education in Russia: first findings from CINHEKS, IV Международная конференция Российской ассоциации исследователей высшего образования «Университетские традиции: ресурс или бремя?», 26-28.09.2013, Moscow, HSE.

Massification of Higher Education and Expansion of Educational Opportunity: Russia as a Society of Universal Access. Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) Annual Conference, September 9-11, 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Access to Higher Education in the Post-Soviet States-Between Soviet Legacy and Global Challenges. Salzburg Global Seminar. October 2-7, 2012. Paper . Presentation

Globalization and Higher Education in Russia:  The Implications for the Academic Profession at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. November 16-19, 2011.

Publications30

Publications

Employment history

1994-2011 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Center for Sociological Studies
2011-         Higher School of Economics, Institute of Education


Research projects

The Social Dynamics of High Participation Higher Education Systems, 2013-2016.  Publications:

High Participation Systems of Higher Education / Ed. by B. Cantwell, S. Marginson, A. Smolentseva. Oxford University Press, 2018. Including chapters:

Smolentseva A. High participation society.

Smolentseva A., Froumin I., Konstantinovsky D., Lisyutkin M. Stratification by the state and the market: High participation higher education in Russia

Cantwell B., Marginson S., Smolentseva A. Conclusions: High participation higher education in the post-Trow era.

 

Transformations of the institutional landscape in post-Soviet countries, 2014-2016. Publications:

25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries. Reform and Continuity / Ed. by J. Huisman, A. Smolentseva, I. Froumin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. doi

Including an introductory chapter:

Smolentseva A., Huisman J., Froumin Isak. Transformation of higher education institutional landscape in post-Soviet countries: from Soviet model to where?

 

Transformation of higher education and social dynamics, 2013-2016. Supported by HSE ТЗ-34 HSE, 2013 (Change in Networks, Higher Education and Knowledge Societies (CINHEKS), an international project. Small grant from European Science Foundation (with David Hoffman, Aurelia Kollasch) to develop a web-platform for CINHEKS project. Publications:

Smolentseva A. Transformations in the knowledge transmission mission of Russian universities: social vs economic instrumentalism, in: Re-becoming universities? Critical Comparative Reflections on Higher Education Institutions in Networked Knowledge Societies. Springer, 2016. doi P. 169-200. doi


Smolentseva A. Where Soviet and neoliberal discourses meet: the transformation of the purposes of higher education in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia // Higher Education. 2017. Vol. 74. No. 6. P. 1091-1108 . doi

 

HSE Researchers at the Annual ASHE Conference in Denver

On 4th - 7th November the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, ASHE took place in Denver, Colorado. Incorporated in 1976 ASHE is the oldest professional association in higher education studies and has more than 2,000 members, mostly Americans.

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).