It is necessary to create a development strategy for non-state higher education

11 april 2018

The Analytical Center issued a next bulletin on current educational trends addressing the development of non-state higher educational institutions in Russia. The non-state sector of higher education has been successfully developing all over the world, the authors write. The example is not only the most famous universities ranking amongst the leaders of world ratings — Harvard, Yale, Stanford — but also relatively recently created private educational institutions in South Korea, China, Japan, Singapore, etc.

In Russia, the interest to private higher education is not so high, the experts note. But despite the persisting stereotype (and often erroneous) concepts of low training quality, private higher educational institutions continue to develop, though in the last five years their number curtailed by more than a quarter.

According to analysts, the negative background of non-state higher educational institutions shaped in the early 2000s is both a serious decelerator of higher education development and the evidence of lack of a systemic approach towards its support from the state. Low level of the society and business awareness of the significance, achievements and competitive advantages of non-state higher educational institutions not only narrows their opportunities but also decelerates the development of market mechanisms for higher education management.

The need to formulate a strategy of further development of non-state sector of higher education sets a number of objectives not only to the responsible federal executive body but also to private educational institutions, the bulletin authors presume. The determination of the role and development prospects of the non-state sector of higher education will make it possible to create conditions for citizens' self-fulfillment thus providing attractiveness for investments in higher education.

Read more in the bulletin "Development of Non-State Higher Educational Institutions in Russia".

Other bulletins on current educational trends see in Publications.