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Towards a new role of universities in Russia: prospects and limitations


  • Leonid Gokhberg
  • Tatiana Kuznetsova
  • Stanislav Zaichenko


The paper refers to a contemporary discussion of S&T and innovation activities of Russian universities and respective national policies against the background of institutional transformation of the national innovation system. It emphasizes the Russian NIS structure and subsequent positioning of universities and the research institutions of the Academy of Sciences. The analysis makes it evident that the innovation activity of Russian universities is strongly challenged by various interdependent hampering factors. These factors arise directly from traditional barriers between science and education, which in turn relate to the imperfection of Russia's NIS originating from deep structural breaches far beyond S&T and education activities. National policies nowadays are aimed at increasing the innovation activity of universities, and the article concludes with an overview of the current debate on the most urgent issues. Copyright , Beech Tree Publishing.

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  • Leonid Gokhberg & Tatiana Kuznetsova & Stanislav Zaichenko, 2009. "Towards a new role of universities in Russia: prospects and limitations," Science and Public Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 36(2), pages 121-126, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:scippl:v:36:y:2009:i:2:p:121-126

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    1. Karaulova, Maria & Shackleton, Oliver & Liu, Weishu & Gök, Abdullah & Shapira, Philip, 2017. "Institutional change and innovation system transformation: A tale of two academies," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 116(C), pages 196-207.
    2. Mikhail Kuzyk & Anna Grebenyuk & Evgenia Kakaeva & Evgeniy Manchenko & Vladimir Dovgiy, 2017. "What Prevents Universities from the Involvement into the Creating Dual Technologies?," Foresight and STI Governance (Foresight-Russia till No. 3/2015), National Research University Higher School of Economics, vol. 11(4), pages 84-95.

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