Ksenia Romanenko is an Associate Professor and a Research Fellow at the Laboratory for University Development in the Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics, Moscow. She got her Master’s degree in Cultural Studies and her PhD degree in Education. Her research interests include higher education policies, qualitative methods in educational research, organizational ethnography, social identity issues, university culture.
Higher Education in Single-Industry Towns: Cooperation, Autonomy, and Experience of Field Trips as a Research Tool
In this paper, I address the context of universities that are located in Russian single-industry/company towns and answer the following research question: “What is the mission of universities in the place, where the whole city’s life is connected with the main industrial company?” The second aspect of the paper is actualization of field trips as a research tool in higher education research.