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National Interests: Priorities and Security

Institutional framework for regulating innovative activity of higher education organizations

Vol. 17, Iss. 12, DECEMBER 2021

Received: 12 August 2021

Received in revised form: 28 August 2021

Accepted: 13 September 2021

Available online: 14 December 2021


JEL Classification: E02, E66, I25, O38

Pages: 2342–2360


Natal'ya A. YARUSHKINA Tomsk Agricultural Institute, Tomsk, Russian Federation


Subject. I consider parameters of the condition of higher education organizations that are formed under the influence of institutional impact of the State, in the aspect of giving the former the status of a driver of innovative development.
Objectives. The aim of the study is to review the institutional framework for regulating the innovation activity of higher education organizations.
Methods. The study employs the method of dialectical cognition, as well as historical, structural-functional, systems research methods.
Results. The paper presents an overview of institutional framework for regulating the innovation activity of universities, resulting from the growing importance of higher education organizations in the development of innovative economic relations at the present stage. It analyzes government initiatives aimed at achieving the goals based on national interests. The paper provides a list of councils and funds supporting and stimulating the development of innovative activity of educational organizations in Russia.
Conclusions. The innovative development of the national economy as an essential condition for its competitiveness, which is implemented against the background of the growing role of educational organizations in this process, determines the urgency of permanent improvement of the institutional framework for regulating the innovative activity of educational organizations.

Keywords: institutional regulation, economic policy, institution of higher education, innovative activity


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