Subject The article considers the issues of economic security of higher schools. A balanced system of economic stability and safety will enable higher education institutions to effectively respond to various risks and threats, including financial ones. Objectives The study aims to examine economic security of territorial educational systems of higher education, systematize external and internal factors, and develop measures to enhance the economic security of higher schools in the Astrakhan oblast. Methods In the research, we applied methods of logical, economic and statistical analysis. The concept of economic security of territorial educational systems of higher education is viewed in terms of the systems approach. Results To use opportunities of territorial educational systems of higher education as much as possible, it is necessary to make a regular assessment of their economic security. The adequacy and integrity of the assessment depend on a correct choice of indicators. We suggest creating a center under the regional administration to monitor and analyze the economic security of the region. One of main objectives of the center should be expert and analytical support to management decisions in the education sector at the respective level of public administration. Conclusions When outlining a new strategy to manage economic security of territorial educational systems of higher education at the regional level, the main focus should be on development of tools to assess the economic security of higher schools based on specifics of their operations.
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