The speaker and the audience discuss the findings of a study comparing academic salaries and employment conditions in 28 countries, including Russia, focusing primarily on public sector universities.
Topics discussed include: How much are professors paid? Is it possible to attract 'the best and the smartest' to academia? What countries, taking into account international competition among universities, pay researchers the highest and the lowest salaries? How are university salaries related to the economic welfare of the country? Where do Russian universities rank in terms of salaries and rewards paid to teachers and researchers?