> 48, 2009 > RUSSIA IS LACKING HIGH QUALITY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Sergei Guriev
RUSSIA IS LACKING HIGH QUALITY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION


17 2010
The educational system is a more conservative system than business and the modernisation of this system is a rather complicated task. We do not fully understand the actual state of things in the realm of Russian higher education and just how many problems we have in this sphere. Official figures indicate that, in Russia, there are more students per capita than in the United States. Is this a good or bad thing? Nobody actually knows. There are plenty of students pursuing higher education as a cover in order to evade military conscription...