Instruments for territorial benchmarking of university systems

Author(s):  V.M. Moskovkin, Dr., Prof., Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia,

Liu Yawei, no, no, Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia

Ukrainskiy P.A., candidate of Sciences, no, Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia

Issue:  Volume 47 № 1

Rubric:  Sectoral markets and market infrastructure

Annotation:  This paper proposes aggregated indicator for benchmarking regional University systems. The indicator is calculated on the basis of three integral indicators of regional University potential. They are RSCI publication activities and citations indicator, competitiveness indicator that we calculated using University ranking by Expert RA, Interfax, and Webometrics, indicator of intangible assets belonging to the regions Universities (availability of website content in foreign languages and social networks). The indicator was calculated for regions of the Russian Federation Central Federal District. It became the basis for cartographic clusterization of regions from the Central Federal District. This paper proposes the diagram of regional University system as a part of regional innovation system that undergoes procedures of regional University benchmarking, cooperation interaction and University strategic management. We consider it necessary to post Regional University benchmarking procedures on regional and federal online University platforms.

Keywords:  regional University system, territorial benchmarking, integral indicator of regional University potential, interactive matrix, the best University practice, the Russian Federation Central Federal District, online University platforms.

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