The Academic Study in the 1990s and 2000s of the History and Practice of Awarding Academic Degrees and Titles in Russia

16 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2014 Last revised: 13 Nov 2014

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Kira Ilina

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: April 23, 2014

Abstract

This article reconstructs the activity of the 'Alexander Yakushev school', a scholarly movement whose representatives over the last 20 years have studied the history of awarding academic degrees in the Russian Empire, the USSR and the Russian Federation. The causes of this school's emergence, its research areas are analyzed, and its achievements are evaluated. The article also assesses the reform plan for the thesis review procedure which Yakushev suggested after the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK) refused to confirm the higher doctorate in law he had been awarded.

Keywords: Russia, universities, academic degrees, scholarly certification, thesis, review, legislation, historiography

Suggested Citation

Ilina, Kira, The Academic Study in the 1990s and 2000s of the History and Practice of Awarding Academic Degrees and Titles in Russia (April 23, 2014). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 46/HUM/2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2428172 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2428172

Kira Ilina (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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