Implementation of Russian Universities’ Strategies in the Context of International Academic Rankings

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The article considers the implementation of strategies for the integration of Russian universities into the system of world academic rankings. The relevance of this work is dictated by the active introduction of Russian universities into the world market of educational services and the modernization of Russian higher education and science in the context of the globalization of these social institutions. For the effective integration of Russian universities into the global educational space, it is necessary to carry out a consistent modernization of both managerial and educational processes, as well as the infrastructure of universities and existing educational programs and standards. One of the aspects of introducing world educational standards into the practice of Russian higher education is the participation of Russian universities in world academic rankings. For the consistent and systematic promotion of the positions of Russian universities in world academic rankings, with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, national projects were developed to support leading Russian higher education institutions, programs to support innovative development and modernization, and individual roadmaps were drawn up. Development of universities, which allowed them to create their own development strategies and inclusion in the international educational market. The purpose of this article is to consider various aspects of the implementation of the strategies of Russian universities for inclusion in the world academic rankings and systematization of the results achieved so far. The work uses the methods of statistical, comprehensive and comparative analysis in relation to development strategies, roadmaps of Russian universities, as well as to the published results of their promotion in the system of international academic rankings. The result of this work was the derivation of general trends and patterns of development of Russian universities in the context of world academic rankings and the systematization of a set of measures aimed at their further systematic advancement. The positive and negative aspects of the participation of Russian universities in the system of world academic rankings, as well as the influence of the global system for assessing education and science on the Russian sphere of higher education, are analytically derived.

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Yulia N. Ebzeeva

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0043-7590

PhD in Philology, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages (Philological Faculty), First Vice-Rector - Vice-Rector for Education

6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, Russian Federation, 117198

Luiza N. Gishkaeva

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7627-5375

PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages (Philological Faculty)

6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, Russian Federation, 117198


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