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Contribution of Higher Education to Individuals and Society: a Comprehensive Accounting

The comprehensive research on contributions of higher education (CHE) was launched in 2018. The research is conducted under the leadership of Prof. Simon Marginson, Professor  of International Higher Education at the University of Oxford, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Higher Education, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Tsinghua Journal of Education.

The project will focus on a comprehensive accounting in which all of the many contributions of higher education (social, economic, cultural, political, subject-forming; systemic and institutional; local, national and global) can be considered – a framework that combines the measurable elements with those elements that can only be understood by using a process of complex synthetic judgment. This international project focuses on both conceptual development and empirical data. It will summarise what we know, and move forward to new ideas and insights, and identify what national systems have in common and also how they vary.

We welcome researchers with a strong motivation to contribute to conceptual development in the field of higher education, fostering innovative and critical theoretical approaches. The project involves working with a team of international researchers from different social science disciplines.

 

Associated publications of HSE team members:

Cantwell, B., Marginson S., and Smolentseva A. (2018, forthcoming) High Participation Systems of Higher Education

Smolentseva A.Transformations in the knowledge transmission mission of Russian universities: social vs economic instrumentalism, in: Re-becoming universities? Critical Comparative Reflections on Higher Education Institutions in Networked Knowledge Societies. Springer, 2016.doi P. 169-200. doi

Leshukov O., Gromov A., Platonova D., Евсеева Д. Г.Assessment of the Contribution of Regional Higher Education Systems to the Socio-Economic Development of the Russian Regions / translation // Russian Education and Society. 2017. No. 59. P. 68-93

Egorov A., Leshukov O., Gromov A.THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIAN REGIONS / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series EDU "Education". 2017. No. 41.

 

The work team at HSE Moscow:

Anna Smolentseva

Leading research fellow at Institute of Education

Daria Platonova

Head of the Laboratory for University Development 

Daria Zinchenko

Research-intern at Laboratory for University Development

 

 


 

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