Policy Memos

Reforming Russia's Higher Education System

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153

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05-2011

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Between December 2010 and February 2011, members of Russian society were engaged in a discussion about a new education law, presented on the Internet on a special website. This was the second instance of an Internet discussion on legislation, following heated debates about proposed police laws on the same government website several weeks before.1 The legal changes were shaped by the need for a new umbrella law to replace an older set of education laws, which have been amended many times in the course of the ongoing reform of Russia’s educational system. [...]

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European University at St. Petersburg