The Dual-Track Tuition Fee Model in Russia and Post-Soviet Countries

  • Anna Smolentseva Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Keywords: Higher education funding, dual-track tuition fee system, marketization of higher education, post-Soviet countries

Abstract

The dual-track tuition fee model in post-Soviet countries is a distinctive funding model in international higher education. A legacy of the late Soviet state, which injected market mechanisms into the tuition fee-free socialist system, it divides students into two selection and funding streams regulated by different types of competition and price setting. This creates profound inequities, and, in most institutions, incentives to focus on revenue without regard for educational quality.

Author Biography

Anna Smolentseva, Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Anna Smolentseva is a senior researcher at the Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Email: asmolentseva@hse.ru

Published
2022-01-07
How to Cite
Smolentseva, A. (2022). The Dual-Track Tuition Fee Model in Russia and Post-Soviet Countries. International Higher Education, (109), 41-43. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14509
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