National Interests: Priorities and Security

Funding of international development of the Russian universities: The priority of English-speaking programs

Vol. 14, Iss. 2, FEBRUARY 2018

Received: 28 November 2017

Received in revised form: 14 December 2017

Accepted: 27 December 2017

Available online: 15 February 2018


JEL Classification: A22, G28, H52

Pages: 236–252

Anureev S.V. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Importance The article deals with competitive programs of leading universities that drive national development and constitute a considerable source of extra-budgetary funding of education.
Objectives I attempt to correlate various governmental projects for international development of State-financed universities and substance of performance?based budget, i.e. a positive fiscal multiplier – income and subsequent substitution of public funds with extra-budgetary ones.
Methods I conduct a comparative analysis of the declared goals and published results of projects for international development of universities out of total projects, illustrating specific indicators of five leading universities in Moscow, and rates of workload and methods for motivating professors.
Results The article reports the number of Russian and foreign students enrolled in English?speaking programs of the sampled universities. I also describe expenditures for a publication in foreign journals and suggest specifying public funding rates of universities.
Conclusions International development of leading universities is not yet profitable, but the priority should be given to English-speaking programs, in particular. The article indicates what such programs shall be focused on. The proposals will help to stream a part of European and American students to leading Russian universities.

Keywords: university strategy, public funding, educational program, wage rate, workload rate, teacher motivation


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