Organizational Culture as a University Transformation Indicator: Russian Case

Abstract

Since 2013, fifteen Russian universities have been participating in the 5-100 excellence program through which every university should achieve certain performance indicators by 2020, including the proportion of attracted foreign students, the certain proportion of foreign professors, quality of publications, academic mobility and internationalization of the university and others. Complex of managerial tools allowed Tomsk state university (Russia, Siberia) to rose from 586 to 268 place in 5 years, demonstrating the fastest growth in the world university ranking (THE, QS, ARWU). One of such tools is the analytical support of the organizational culture transformation which is difficult to overestimate. In the situation of limited financial resources and the incomparability of the budgets of foreign universities and the local Siberian University, the main growth tool in the ratings is a bet on the human potential of a university person. It is the university person who will have to make the main changes, and that is why the main block of tools deals with conditions for university personnel: open discussions with administrators about values, creating Code of Ethics, shared governance model, best practices competition, international services development etc. The annual diagnosis of organizational culture (2013-2020), carried out by quantitative, qualitative and phenomenological methods, shows the dynamics and allows to develop professional recommendations. Diagnostic results are in demand by university management, the international university management council, and are discussed at international conferences as a phenomenon of rapid growth in world rankings.



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Natalia Gulius, National Research Tomsk State University, Russia

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Conference: ECE2020
Stream: Higher education

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