Russian Higher Education and the Demographic Revolution

  • Niyaz Gabdrakhmanov Institute of Education, Laboratory for University Development, HSE University
  • Oleg Leshukov Institute of Education
Keywords: Russia, student population, demographic trends, demand for higher education, education accessibility, regional differentiation, educational policy

Abstract

The consequences of demographic revolutions influence the number of potential university applicants and higher education accessibility in Russia. An analysis of current demographic trends, at a time when the number of universities is shrinking, shows a threat of decreasing access to higher education, coupled with high regional differentiation in the availability of education, likely to worsen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and current economic crisis.

Author Biographies

Niyaz Gabdrakhmanov, Institute of Education, Laboratory for University Development, HSE University

Niyaz Gabdrakhmanov is a research fellow at the Institute of Education, Laboratory for University Development, HSE University, Moscow, Russia. Email: ngabdrahmanov@hse.ru.

Oleg Leshukov, Institute of Education

Oleg Leshukov is deputy head of the Institute of Education. Email: oleshukov@hse.ru.

Published
2021-04-12
How to Cite
Gabdrakhmanov, N., & Leshukov, O. (2021). Russian Higher Education and the Demographic Revolution. International Higher Education, (106), 27-28. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14537
Section
Articles