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Laboratory for University Development

The Accessibility of Higher Education in the Russian Regions

Gromov A., Platonova D., Semyonov D. et al.

Russian Education and Society. 2017. Vol. 59. No. 1-2. P. 38-67.

Book chapter
Key Data on pre-Soviet, Soviet and Post-Soviet Higher Education In print

Platonova D.

In bk.: 25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries. Reform and Continuity. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. P. 461-482.

Working paper

Zagirova F.

Basic research program. WP BRP. National research university Higher School of economics, 2017

The Laboratory for University Development is a dynamically developing research center that undertakes scientific and applied projects in the field of Higher Education. One of our main tasks is to involve students and young researchers into research activity in order to contribute to ongoing and efficient enhancement of Higher Education System in Russia.

The Laboratory is academically-oriented and focused on the following areas:


IOE Scholars Contribute to UNESCO’s 2017/18 GEM Report on Accountability in Education

Researchers at the IOE Laboratory for University Development have been commissioned by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) unit to take part in drafting one of GEM’s latest massive studies, the 2017/18 Report on Accountability in Education. For purposes of this report, IOE's leading experts Dmitry Semyonov, Daria Platonova, Natalia Isaeva and Anna Kobtseva have prepared two background research papers taking national and international perspectives on various facets of university and student accountability.

Norwegian Professor to Discuss Latest Trends in Higher Education Research at Upcoming Conference

Professor Bjørn Stensaker, who teaches in the Department of Education at the University of Oslo, will be the plenary speaker at the 8th International Conference on Higher Education Research organized by the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers in Moscow. The conference is due to take place October 19-21. In a recent interview with the HSE News Service, Professor Stensaker spoke about his latest research and the trends he sees in higher education, including the growing role of technology.

Analyzing Universities in Multilateral Political Contexts

In late August 2017, the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, welcomed the 30th International Conference by the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER). This year, the forum’s special topic was ‘Universities as Political Institutions – HEIs in the Middle of Academic, Economic, and Social Pressures.’ IOE experts Farida Zagirova and Alexey Egorov were presenting at the CHER Annual Conference 2017 about the changing job profiles of university middle managers and the role of HEIs in bolstering community development.

Dmitry Semyonov Dies Aged 31

Head of IOE Laboratory for University Development and HSE Rector’s Aide Dmitry Semyonov, 31, died in a car crash on August 17 while on vacation in Thailand.

IOE Study Featured in International Academic Journal

A recent study by IOE research fellow Zumrad Kataeva has been published in International Higher Education, a quarterly journal by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education.