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Higher Education in Federal Countries: A Comparative Study is a unique study of higher education in nine federal countries—the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, China and India. In this book, leading international scholars discuss the role of federalism and how it shapes higher education in major nation-state actors on the world stage. The editors develop an overarching comparative analysis of the dynamics of central and regional power in higher education, and the national case studies explain how each federal and federal-like higher education system has evolved and how it functions in what are highly varied contexts.
Chapter 9: The Russian Federation: Pragmatic Centralism in a Large and Heterogeneous Country
The Russian Federation: Pragmatic Centralism in a Large and Heterogeneous Country
A Centralized Country
Higher education system in the Russian Federation is one of the most centralized in the world. The federal government controls and in large degree directly manages 91 per cent of all public universities in the country. The Russian Federal Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) is the world leader in the number of higher education institutions (HEIs) under its direct jurisdiction—274 in total.
This is a result of the long history of highly centralized Russian governance. The complex and heterogeneous range of 85 Russian regions reflects a history of inclusion ...