Kuklin. O.V. Transformation of higher educational institution in conditions of forming economic knowledge. – Manuscript.
Dissertation for the Doctor of Economics degree in the specialty 08.00.01 – Economics and history of economic thought. – SHEE „Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University”. – Kyiv, 2011.
The scientific study of the evolution of scientific thought regarding the nature and role of education in socio-economic development of nature and significance of the institute of higher education in the institutional structure of society has been carried out, the determinants of economic and social results of functioning of the institute of higher education have been investigated.
The work researches the basic laws of information society formation and knowledge economy; transformation tendencies of the conditions and factors in the development of higher education, the main vectors of the orientation of its development to the needs of the knowledge economy. The functions of higher education have been systematized. The work gives the systematic characteristic of economic function, the features of the implementation of the economic function of higher education in Ukraine.
The tendencies in transformation of the economic mechanism of functioning of institutions of higher education, the development of institutional forms and instruments of financing higher education have been studied, interrelation of the economic mechanism of functioning of higher educational institutions with efficiency of realisation of economic function of higher education has been proved.
The strategic priorities of higher education development in the concept of innovative development of Ukraine have been substantiated, the basic directions of internal organizational changes in higher education system have been offered, the main objectives, instruments and forms of the state economic policy, on the formation of the higher education system that is adequate to the needs of the knowledge economy have been defined.
Key words: higher education, institutions of higher education, knowledge economy, innovation development, economic mechanism, higher education institutions, functions of higher education, economic function of higher education, funding for higher education.