Adaptive Strategies of Russian Scientists in the Era of Reforms

Monday, 11 July 2016: 16:45
Location: Hörsaal 47 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Anatoly ABLAZHEY, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
Vladimir PETROV, Novosibirsk State University, Philosophy Department, Russia
Adaptive strategies of Russian scientists in the era of reforms

According to the specificity of the place and role of science in modern society, the main purpose of our study is to assess the social impact of the reform to the scientific sphere, its current and long-term consequences especially for the scientists themselves. The main problem is the lack of a clear idea of how to react or may react Russian scientists to a fundamental change in the usual conditions for them. I am planning to research what types of behavioral strategies and why are they in this situation the most common. The very important question -  the extent to which these factors are taken into account in determining the content and the pace of reforms, what can we say about the development prospects of the academic sector of science in the new environment. The paper will assess the adaptive capabilities of researchers in terms of long-term stress in the conditions of reforming the academic sector of science. Our task is assessment of the readiness of different layers of the scientific community to adopt reform measures, identify complex objective and subjective factors that will determine the actual behavioral strategies scientists to identify the most common types of such strategies.