Igor Chirikov is Managing Director of the Student Experience in the Research University International Consortium (SERU-I). SERU-I is an academic and policy research organization based at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California – Berkeley and working in partnership with the I-Graduate and the Higher School of Economics – Moscow. The Consortium is a group of leading research-intensive universities, policy researchers, and scholars, who collaborate to generate institutional, comparative, and longitudinal data on the student experience.
As SERU-I Managing Director Igor Chirikov has broad responsibilities for overall project management and development including primary liaison with consortium members, review of SERU International survey content and design, maintaining of SERU-I policies and procedures, developing reports etc.
Igor Chirikov holds a Ph.D in Sociology and his interests include international comparative higher education, organizational change, institutional research and student experience. He previously worked as a Founding Director of Institutional Research Office and Deputy First Vice Rector at the Higher School of Economics – Moscow. He was involved in several higher education consultancy projects including work for the World Bank and Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company. He is also currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Education (HSE-Moscow).
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Chirikov, Igor and Ivan Gruzdev. 2014. “Back in the USSR: Path Dependence Effects in Student Representation in Russia.” Studies in Higher Education 39(3): 455-469.
Chirikov, Igor. 2013. “Research Universities as Knowledge Networks: the Role of Institutional Research.” Studies in Higher Education 38(3): 456-469.
“University Mergers Need to Confront Identity Issues” in University World News (2013). Issue No. 265 (March 30).
“Divided We Fall: Collaboration Strategies” in International Higher Education (2010). Number 58 (Winter).