Integration in Higher Education Institutions in the Global Educational System
Significant changes have taken place in higher education systems since B. Clark has proposed a system for classification of higher education institutions by status hierarchy. This paper studies the trends related mainly to the globalization of the educational system and the development of information technologies. The paper focuses on the mass integration processes of higher education institutions; the types and forms of these processes are considered and classified. A status hierarchy of higher education institutions is proposed, which takes place in the modern educational system. It is concluded that under the influence of globalization, a change takes place in systems of higher education and status hierarchy of higher education institutions; however, the integration processes offer significant opportunities for all universities (or their majority) to take their place in the market of higher education services.