Harley Balzer
Emeritus Professor, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. To contact the author: Balzerh@georgegtown.edu

Financing Russian Higher Education: Lessons from Russia's history

Russian higher education faces tremendous challenges finding the resources to maintain a system that grew tremendously in the past quartercentury. At a time when Western models are considered unsuitable for Russian conditions it is worth examining a period when the system expanded rapidly, both in number of institutions and number of students, through state-private collaboration.

Keywords: higher education, institutions, state-private collaboration, system