Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Far East Con" (ISCFEC 2020)

The Threat to Higher Education: Diplomas Trading

Authors
M V Bogatyreva, A E Kolmakov, M I Leskinen
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M V Bogatyreva
Available Online 17 March 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.200312.158How to use a DOI?
Abstract
Russia seeks to bridge the gap in the level of education, knowledge and skills of Russian workers and workers from developed countries. The training level of Russian workers is lower. Russia relies on the higher education system which has already created prerequisites for the «catching-up» development. The fact that these prerequisites have not been implemented does not lessen achievements of national science and education. However, one cannot ignore traps into which some areas of higher education may fall. One of them is a «diplomas trading». Some higher educational institutions (Institutes) breaking ties with a competitive market supply student to noncompetitive (monopolized) labor markets. A distinctive feature of these students is a specific demand: they do not seek to acquire knowledge or skills; they are interested in academic degrees which allow them to find good jobs in the labor market in a short time. These jobs are provided by the increasing public sector of the economy, including quasi-state structures – hierarchical Russian corporations. Applicants tend to monetize efforts required to obtain an academic degree. This circumstance has generated powerful incentives for the opportunistic behavior of university teachers. The specificity of the current situation is due to the fact that direct opportunism is typical of organizations rather than individuals.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Far East Con" (ISCFEC 2020)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
17 March 2020
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978-94-6252-929-8
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2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.200312.158How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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