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Higher Education in the Post-Communist World
Case Studies of Eight Universities

Edited By

Paula L.W. Sabloff

ISBN 9781138341531
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
324 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1999, Higher Education in the Post-Communist World focuses on specific public universities during their, and their nations’ early transition years (1989-1995) from communism to democracy and the changes from centrally planned, to free-market economies. The book offers a detailed view of universities in transition rather than case studies of entire systems of higher education, providing an opportunity for readers to understand the national politico-economic transition on higher education– individual faculty, students, and administrator; departments; and university – in a more immediate way than a system-wide approach would. The book presents information on specific universities and how the demise of the Soviet Union affected the governance, finance, faculty, students, and curriculum in several post-communist countries.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Paula L.W. Sabloff

Part I: Models for University Structure

1. Germany, Humboldt University in Berlin: Its Transformation in the Process of German Unification, Helmut de Rudder

2. Russia, A Case Study of the Effects of Changes in Resources on Ryazan State Pedagogical University, Don Hossler, Anatoly Liferov, and Sergei Kostikov

Part II: Changing Politico-Economic National Structures

3. Poland, Transformation of Higher Education in Poland After 1989: Case Study of the University of Lodz, Wieslaw Olesky and Henry Wasser

4. Slovak Republic, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, The Slovak Republic: Gradual but Sure, David A. Turner and Jozef Loksa

5. Ukraine, Toward a New Definition of Quality: Taras Shevchenko National University (Kyiv University), Ukraine, Joseph Stetar and Antoly Pohribny

6. Mongolia, The National University of Mongolia: The Winds of Change, Regsurengiin Bat-Erdene, Surengiin Davaa, and John L. Yaeger

Part III: Changing Economic National Structures

7. China, A Chinese University in Transition from the Planned Economy to the Market Economy: Tongji University, Julia Pan and Fang Yaomei

8. Laos, Restructuring the University Pedagogical Institute of Laos: An Outsiders View, John C. Weidman



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