Russian higher education: the dreadful sound of silence

From University World News: “In Russia, guarantees of academic freedom for students and professors have always been unreliable at best. … Liberal arts and sciences, which almost got to have their own FSES (Federal State Education Standard – a standard which regulates requirements for study programmes), became a dangerous endeavour. Shaninka (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, one of the most free-spirited universities) was taking hit after hit. Its accreditation was revoked in 2018 and reinstated in 2020 after dedicated ministrations from the university and its friends. But in 2021, Sergey Zuev, the rector, was arrested for dubious reasons. The list goes on.”

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