The new issue is devoted to global university rankings and divided into three sections. The first one discusses university rankings, becoming more and more influential, which causes endless discussions regarding their role in the development of higher education. The second part includes articles dedicated to the prospects of the universities. The authors have analyzed the efforts and challenges related to the development of universities’ international performance in several countries and regions. The third part contains case-studies of excellence initiatives, among them are cases describing Ural Federal University and Far Eastern Federal University.
HERB bulletin: Higher Education in Russia and Beyond
Higher School of Economics presents the fourth issue of the quarterly informational newsletter “Higher Education in Russia and Beyond” (HERB), a bulletin that is aimed at bringing current Russian, Central Asian and Eastern European educational trends to the attention of the international higher education research community. The newsletter seeks to adduce the multiple-aspect opinions about current challenges and trends of regional higher education and give examples of the best local practices.