The transformation of higher education systems in six post-Soviet countries: Causes and consequences of organizational change

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The paper examines how and to what extent the Soviet higher education system transformed after the collapse of the USSR. It offers a research-based analysis of the external and internal factors of transformation in six post-Soviet countries: three "Slavic" states (Belarus, Russia, Ukraine), and three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). The paper characterizes a bounded number of types of organizations of higher education in each country. Using the set-theoretic multi-value qualitative comparative analysis (mvQCA), the authors identify several causal chains that led to the transformation of the Soviet comprehensive university into a 'post-Soviet research university' or 'general education organization'. This paper compares the drivers of organizational diversity in Soviet and post-Soviet education, and traces country-specific features of the organizational transformation of universities in six post-Soviet countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-146
Number of pages20
JournalComparative Sociology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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