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ERIC Number: EJ1406038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
EISSN: EISSN-1469-3623
Higher Education Regionalism in the Former Soviet Union: A Qualitative Exploration of Russian University Branch Campuses
Abbas Abbasov
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v54 n1 p36-54 2024
Drawing on higher education regionalism, this paper explores international branch campus (IBC) initiatives undertaken by one of the largest Russian IBC-exporting institutions, the Lomonosov Moscow State University (LMSU). To date, very little is known about higher education (HE) export-import between the post-Soviet countries. This qualitative inquiry critically examines the Soviet legacy of LMSU IBCs to understand their origins, purposes, and utility as a form of HE export. This paper sheds light on (1) the similarities and differences between six LMSU IBCs and (2) discourses used to rationalise the establishment of LMSU branch campuses. The findings from this paper suggest that LMSU IBCs are established (a) to promote the Russian HE model, (b) to strengthen political and cultural ties with neighbouring countries, and (c) to bolster LMSU's image and brand appeal in the region.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia; Russia (Moscow)
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