Journal 2019#3

Export of Educational Services from a Border Region

Current strategic development goal of Russian education is to increase its competitiveness through integration into the international educational and scientific community. The article aims to consider a set of issues related to the study of trends and prospects of cross-border cooperations development between Russia and Kazakhstan in the sphere of education. As a research methodology we used system and functional approaches, economic and statistical methods, which allow identifying the features of cross-border cooperation in the field of education exports at the regional level. Besides analyzing the status of such cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan, we performed a research on foreign citizens who study in Russian universities. Therefore we revealed the main directions of cooperation between the Orenburg region and Kazakhstan in the context of the regions leading universities: network interaction, export of educational and scientific services, international academic exchanges, training programs. Particularly, we focused on indicators of foreign Kazakhstan students training. They include changes in the pupils number, the most popular education programs, and sources of funding. We have concluded that it was necessary to create a concept for the development of education exports in the context of cross-border cooperation. These findings can be used for developing comprehensive measures and introducing new approaches to the use of universities potential and resources in the border region and Kazakhstan for achieving maximum results in all areas of cooperation.

To make this paper published in Russian in Economy of Region more comprehensible for English speaking readers the editorial team proposes its full text translation in English.