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Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
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25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries

Reform and Continuity

Editors: Huisman, Jeroen, Smolentseva, Anna, Froumin, Isak (Eds.)

  • Provides the first ever in-depth study on the transformation of higher education institutions in post-Soviet countries
  • Explores national higher education systems from all fifteen former USSR countries
  • Investigates how the single Soviet model evolved into the diverse range of national education systems
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This open access book is a result of the first ever study of the transformations of the higher education institutional landscape in fifteen former USSR countries after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. It explores how the single Soviet model that developed across the vast and diverse territory of the Soviet Union over several decades has evolved into fifteen unique national systems, systems that have responded to national and global developments while still bearing some traces of the past. The book is distinctive as it presents a comprehensive analysis of the reforms and transformations in the region in the last 25 years; and it focuses on institutional landscape through the evolution of the institutional types established and developed in Pre-Soviet, Soviet and Post-Soviet time. It also embraces all fifteen countries of the former USSR, and provides a comparative analysis of transformations of institutional landscape across Post-Soviet systems. It will be highly relevant for students and researchers in the fields of higher education and and sociology, particularly those with an interest in historical and comparative studies.

About the authors

Jeroen Huisman is Professor of Higher Education at Ghent University, Belgium.
Anna Smolentseva is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Education at the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics', Russia.
Isak Froumin is Head of the Institute of Education at the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics', Russia.

Reviews

“The compendium is a significant advance for the nascent field of (comparative) higher education of the former Soviet space. Its value to researchers in this community is self-evident, but it will also be beneficial for researchers of other fields of social policy where there is a Soviet legacy (such as healthcare, pensions or school-level education) as well as for scholars and practitioners interested in broader topics relating to higher education and society.” (Emma Sabzalieva, European Journal of Higher Education, November, 2018)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Transformation of Higher Education Institutional Landscape in Post-Soviet Countries: From Soviet Model to Where?

    Smolentseva, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 1-43

  • Common Legacy: Evolution of the Institutional Landscape of Soviet Higher Education

    Froumin, Isak (et al.)

    Pages 45-72

  • Armenia: Transformational Peculiarities of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Higher Education System

    Karakhanyan, Susanna

    Pages 73-96

  • Higher Education Transformation, Institutional Diversity and Typology of Higher Education Institutions in Azerbaijan

    Isakhanli, Hamlet (et al.)

    Pages 97-121

  • Belarus: Higher Education Dynamics and Institutional Landscape

    Gille-Belova, Olga (et al.)

    Pages 123-147

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-52980-6
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover £20.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52979-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries
Book Subtitle
Reform and Continuity
Editors
  • Jeroen Huisman
  • Anna Smolentseva
  • Isak Froumin
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52980-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52980-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52979-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 482
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations
Topics