Anatoly Oleksiyenko is a world-leading scholar in the field of post-Soviet studies in higher education policies and administration. His research focuses on dilemmas of governance and leadership in the systems affected by organisational rigidity. His research papers have been published in major peer-reviewed journals in the field of international higher education: e.g., Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, Minerva, Higher Education Policy, Higher Education Quarterly etc. Oleksiyenko’s paper “On the Shoulders of Giants? Global science, resource asymmetries, and repositioning of research universities in China and Russia” (Comparative Education Review) received CIES-HESIG’s Best Article Award in 2016, and his book Global Mobility and Higher Learning (Routledge) won the Best Book Award from CIES’ SIG International Students and Study Abroad in 2019. Recently he has published a critical inquiry on glonacality of international research partnerships - see volume Academic Collaborations in the Global Marketplace (Springer). He has also examined dilemmas of transformative designs in higher education in co-edited volumes: International Status Anxiety and Higher Education: The Soviet Legacy in China and Russia (CERC-Springer), Higher Education and Human Vulnerability: Global Failures of Corporate Design (Tertiary Education and Management); and Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Teach, Freedom to Learn: The Crisis of Higher Education in the Post-Truth Era (Education Philosophy and Theory).