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CInSt Research Seminar "Does Government Support of Few Leading Universities Have an Impact on the Whole Higher Education System? Evidence from Russian University Excellence Initiative": Anna Panova (HSE University)

Anna Panova (HSE University) will present the joint research with Maria Yudkevich, Andrey Lovakov, Ivan Sterligov "Does Government Support of Few Leading Universities Have an Impact on the Whole Higher Education System? Evidence from Russian University Excellence Initiative" on CInSt research seminar on February 27th.

SpeakerAnna Panova, Maria Yudkevich, Andrey Lovakov, Ivan Sterligov (HSE University)

Abstract
Many governments are attempting to improve the higher education system through competitive support of universities. This approach raises questions about the impact of targeted support for a small number of universities on the entire system. Using data from Russia, we estimate spillover effects and evaluate the latest government initiative in higher education – the Russian University Excellence Initiative (RUEI). In particular, we examine the performance of higher education institutions that were not part of the RUEI in the last five years and were not directly supported by it. We compare the universities’ performances in regions both with and without universities from the RUEI. In doing so, we estimate the indirect impact of the RUEI on the higher education sector at the regional level. Our findings suggest that various spillover effects do indeed take place. Proximity to a RUEI university has a significant positive effect on the quality of freshmen in neighboring universities. Also, a positive effect on the level of publication activity has recently become apparent. However, there has been no effect on the share of young faculty and international collaboration in publications.

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Date: February 27th, 2019, 18:10-19:30.  
Location: K416, 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard, Moscow.
Working language: English.
All welcome. If you don't have an HSE ID, please register before 2:00 PM on February 27th: cinst.hse.ru/register.