Academic Luck: General And Specific Scenarios Of Academic Attestation In Russia In The 1830s

15 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2014 Last revised: 20 Jan 2015

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Kira Ilina

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: December 18, 2014

Abstract

The article presents an analysis of the practice of awarding degrees in Russia in the 1830s. The author considered legal and regulatory acts, memoirs and archival documents and studied the ways of climbing the academic or bureaucratic ladders, which were open to graduates. The article describes some typical and atypical cases of degree awards. The analysis revealed the turbulent way that the state regulated this sphere, and the existence of alternative ways of acquiring an academic degree, which made it possible for a Minister of Education to interfere in the procedures for academic attestation.

Keywords: academic attestation, Russian Empire, 1830s, legislature, Universities, Ministry of Education

JEL Classification: Z

Suggested Citation

Ilina, Kira, Academic Luck: General And Specific Scenarios Of Academic Attestation In Russia In The 1830s (December 18, 2014). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 81/HUM/2014 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2539999 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2539999

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