University as a Corporation Which Serves Educational Interests

  • Alexander Spivakovsky
  • Lyudmila Alferova
  • Eugene Alferov
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 347)


This chapter focuses on analyzing the structure of a university as a corporation – a complex organizational and functional mechanism which serves educational interests. It suggests that looking at a university as a specific business corporation helps better understand, more accurately plan, and seamlessly implement the transformation of a university towards better meeting the requirements of academic reform and the society at large. It is demonstrated that managing a university as a corporation is more complex compared to conventional business because of bigger diversity of different aspects and facets to be regarded in a balanced and harmonized way. A conclusion is drawn that an Information Technology and Analytics infrastructure is imperative as an instrument for managing a university at all levels. Finally the evidence is given of a successful trial of this management model and approach in real world settings at Kherson State University during the last several years – in particular for training professionals in our Computer Science and IT programme.


university corporation IT infrastructure management labor market academic reform competence education process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Spivakovsky
    • 1
  • Lyudmila Alferova
    • 1
  • Eugene Alferov
    • 1
  1. 1.Kherson State UniversityKhersonUkraine

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