Ladyzhets N.S. Russian universities: challenges of the present

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu7.2017.1.8

Natalya  Sergeevna  Ladyzhets

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of Sociology,

Udmurt State University

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Universitetskaya St., 1, 426034 Izhevsk, Russian Federation


Abstract. The article discusses the various aspects of promotions and barriers in the development of national university education. Global challenges, national priorities and regional responses have been identified. The main trends of the development of Russian universities have been highlighted: the desire to improve the image and status in the global and national rankings; the support of the most successful higher education institutions that succeeded in the procedure of wide-scale transformations and competitive selection in order to obtain the status of federal universities, research universities and mainstay-universities; the transition from the federal university control system to the multi-level regulations, the creation of conditions and tools for further development. The barriers for the transition to a new management paradigm of  national  higher  education  have  been  clarified.  The  change  in  classical  trinity of  value orientations of the university idea has been identified. The problems and potential of social education at modern Russian universities have been fully scrutinized. It is shown that the goal of future  education  at  different  levels of  training  will  be  the development of  creative  and combinatorial thinking. This is also important because the development of technology will lead to the loss of the need to train the majority of modern professions. The possibilities of social leadership of universitieshave been clarified. Also, the problems of transformative leadership are considered as ensuring the process of long-term and positive social changes.

Key words: Russian universities, university education, university rankings, university values, university culture, university management, social education, transformative leadership.

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