The presentation discusses the development of human resources management in leading Russian universities during the last 5 years. It demonstrates that such topic in the research literature is presented but fragmented, so a holistic picture of the transformation of human resource management in leading Russian universities has not been presented so far. The presented study covers 8 leading universities – members of the National Higher Education Excellence Program “Project 5100” (2 from Moscow, 2 from Saint Petersburg, and 4 regional universities). The study is in progress now, and only 4 of 8 universities were studied yet. The semi-structured interviews were conducted with universities` employees of different level (top-management, heads of institutes, deans, lecturers and researchers, HR-management representatives). Also, strategic documents of universities were analyzed. It is shown that globalization has affected the universities management through the widespread dissemination of the principles of neoliberalism, corporatization and the effective management practices in higher education, especially in connection with the launch of National Higher Education Excellence Program “Project 5100”. The impact of global rankings on university governance is shown as significant. The study describes specific and common features of the HR policies in the represented universities, as well as common challenges. Also, a unique case of the formation and development of personnel policy at Tyumen State University is described in detail. The key conclusions about the characteristics of the developed model of university personnel policy and recommendations for its further improvements are given.
Elena Drugova, Tyumen State University, Russia