Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Isak Froumin, Yaroslav Kouzminov
    Pages 45-72 Open Access
  3. Olga Gille-Belova, Larissa Titarenko
    Pages 123-147 Open Access
  4. Lela Chakhaia, Tamar Bregvadze
    Pages 175-197 Open Access
  5. Elise S. Ahn, John Dixon, Larissa Chekmareva
    Pages 199-227 Open Access
  6. Ali Ait Si Mhamed, Zane Vārpiņa, Indra Dedze, Rita Kaša
    Pages 259-283 Open Access
  7. Liudvika Leišytė, Anna-Lena Rose, Elena Schimmelpfennig
    Pages 285-310 Open Access
  8. Daria Platonova, Dmitry Semyonov
    Pages 337-362 Open Access
  9. Alan J. DeYoung, Zumrad Kataeva, Dilrabo Jonbekova
    Pages 363-385 Open Access
  10. Victoria Clement, Zumrad Kataeva
    Pages 387-405 Open Access
  11. Nataliya L. Rumyantseva, Olena I. Logvynenko
    Pages 407-433 Open Access
  12. Kobil Ruziev, Umar Burkhanov
    Pages 435-459 Open Access
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 461-482

About this book


This open access book is a result of the first ever study of the transformations of the higher education institutional landscape in fifteen former USSR countries after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. It explores how the single Soviet model that developed across the vast and diverse territory of the Soviet Union over several decades has evolved into fifteen unique national systems, systems that have responded to national and global developments while still bearing some traces of the past. The book is distinctive as it presents a comprehensive analysis of the reforms and transformations in the region in the last 25 years; and it focuses on institutional landscape through the evolution of the institutional types established and developed in Pre-Soviet, Soviet and Post-Soviet time. It also embraces all fifteen countries of the former USSR, and provides a comparative analysis of transformations of institutional landscape across Post-Soviet systems. It will be highly relevant for students and researchers in the fields of higher education and and sociology, particularly those with an interest in historical and comparative studies.


USSR countries Soviet higher education reform Soviet higher education policy Post-Soviet higher education vertical system differentiation horizontal system differentiation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeroen Huisman
    • 1
  • Anna Smolentseva
    • 2
  • Isak Froumin
    • 3
  1. 1.University of GhentGhentBelgium
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  3. 3.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52979-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52980-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-4214
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-4222
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