Civic Engagement of Universities in Russia (Social Effects of Educational Institutions). Research Grant: RFH 12-33-01366

Research grant: RFH (12-33-01366)

Project coordinator: Ivan Pavlutkin
Research team: Emelyanov Nikolay, Kozmina Yana, Safronov Roman, Ivan Zabaev

Duration of the project: 2012-2013

About the project

There is a long tradition in economics and sociology of looking at higher education as a good, engaged in the production of private, social and public benefits. It is hard even to question such positive effects as it is taken for granted and supported by results of research that access to higher education stimulates economic growth, reduces crime, and increases the level of social capital and safety and etc. In comparison with many developed and developing countries, Russia can be considered a specific case, where two contradictory trends could be observed during 1990th and 2000 – increasing number of students and population with higher education and decreasing level of social welfare.

The goal of the research project is to objectify the idea of the civic engagement of universities in Russian higher education and provide the appropriate methodology to assess its effects. The project is aimed at bringing new theoretical and empirical insights in the conceptualization of higher education and the public good.

First stage of the project was completed in 2011 (the research “Theological Education and Confessional Universities in Contemporay World”)

Research results publication is planned for the end of 2013.

Relevant publications

Pavlyutkin Ivan, Prutskova Elena, Melkumyan Elena. 2015. "Civic effects of higher education in Russia: religiosity, social capital and the ‘pure teaching effect’ of educational programmes." Tertiary Education and Management, 21 (3): 215-228.

Prutskova Elena. 2015. "Civic Effects of Higher Education in Russia: the Impact of Educational Programs." Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, 3, 14-15. Moscow.

Pavlyutkin Ivan, Emeliyanov Nikolay. 2014. "University and Gift: Problem Statement." Vestnik PSTGU. Series I: Theology, 56 (6): 21-37.

Pavlyutkin Ivan, Zabaev Ivan . 2014. "University and Two Meanings of Responsibility: Objectification of Social Effects of Educational Institutions (by the example of a survey among graduates of an Orthodox university)." Educational studies (2): 202-221.

Pavlyutkin Ivan. 2013. "[Review] Higton M.A. Theology of Higher Education. N. Y.: Oxford University Press, 2012. 284 p." Vestnik PSTGU. Series I: Theology, 6 (50): 138-141.

Pavlyutkin Ivan. 2012. "Constructing Organization across Institutional Boundaries: The Case of Orthodox University." Moscow: PSTGU.

Pavlyutkin Ivan. 2012. "Higher Educaton and Values in Russia. St. Tikhon's Orthodox University effects (preliminary results of the sociological study)." Moscow: PSTGU.

Safronov Roman. 2012. "University as a translator of socially significant values." Moscow: PSTGU.