Development of the Russian System of Higher Education

Nikita O. Bekeshev – Doktorand of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The article is dedicated to development of Russian higher education at the international market of educational services. Research is conducted with regard to factors of strengthening its competitiveness and reduction of existing underperformance of Russia against leading countries. The article provides statistics relevant to education of foreign students in the leading countries of the world including Russia. Data provided on the leading countries of the world with the highest number of foreign students as well as on activities held in Russia in recent years aimed at improvement of competitiveness of domestic system of higher education and on results of those activities.

Key words: Russian system of education, higher professional education, international market of educational services, development, ranking.