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Institute of Education

Research & Expertise to Make a Difference in Education & Beyond

Established in 2012, the Institute of Education (IOE) is one of the key R&D units at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the leader of the QS Rankins in Education Russia.

At IOE, we research, train, and network to craft a better world through better education. Our supreme commitment is to contribute to robust, evidence-centric policy and practice so everyone benefits from positive change in education and development.

We boast world-class expertise brought by 250+ research and teaching faculty, including academics of international renown, who have diverse backgrounds and are into various scholarly strands.

Our R&D portfolio comprises a vast range of projects—including high-caliber partnerships with QS top-rank institutions and global policy powerhouses—that cut across educational realms.


The HSE Institute of Education has opened a Joint Department with Skyeng to create faster and more effective tools in online education, research, and specialist training in the field of educational technology.
January 26
The latest issue of ‘Higher Education in Russia & Beyond,’ an international journal published quarterly by HSE and the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (USA), IOE’s long-standing partner for a diverse research agenda, looks at how doctoral education has been evolving in different nations and over various timeframes. A brief by IOE experts Saule Bekova and Ivan Smirnov gives a glimpse of key factors that have been reshaping the sentiment towards doctoral studies in Russia. In his contribution, Evgeny Terentev of the IOE Center for Sociology of Higher Education discusses the main sources of academic support to PhD candidates at Russian universities.
January 17
IOE experts Evgeniia Shmeleva and Isak Froumin have recently come up with a paper that analyzes factors that are primarily responsible for undergraduate churn in programs of computer science and engineering education. The research draws upon a massive sample of more than 4,000 STEM students at 34 universities across Russia. Using this study as the starting point, we have set out to further elaborate on the topic, with student attrition representing an ever-pressing challenge for the global university realm. It turns out there is a particularly strong link between the amount of academic capital one was able to build up by school completion (as expressed by the score on the K–11 Unified State Exam) and one’s odds of successfully making it through the university coursework.
January 14


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Media & Communications Office:

Albert Istomin
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e-mail: aistomin@hse.ru