Two Central Obstacles to Russian Academic Excellence

  • Philip Altbach
Keywords: Research productivity in Russia, Russian Academy of Science, Russian medical universities, Russian world-class science, Russia


Russian higher education must solve several key problems if world-class status is to be achieved. These include including the academies of science, where most research is done, into the universities, and linking many of the independent medical universities with the mainstream universities.

Author Biography

Philip Altbach

Philip G. Altbach is research professor and founding director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College.  

How to Cite
Altbach, P. (2016). Two Central Obstacles to Russian Academic Excellence. International Higher Education, (87), 20-22.
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