One of HSE University’s principal academic divisions since 2012, the Institute of Education (IOE) is a leading Russian think tank and center for research, training and professional networking in education.
IOE aims to facilitate positive socioeconomic change by spearheading high-impact scholarship and evidence-based action plans for sustainable reforms in Russian education and beyond. Our team is more than 100 academics with experience in multiple areas of educational research and related fields, including four most frequently cited Russian education scholars and 15 visiting professors.
With a total portfolio of nearly 100 R&D projects every year, IOE’s centers and expert groups pursue a cross-disciplinary approach that harnesses the latest theoretical concepts and applied frameworks in socioeconomic studies, the humanities and data science. Today, IOE is into six cross-border R&D projects co-run with QS TOP 10 institutions, and acts as a supervising member for the vast majority of OECD’s educational initiatives in Russia (ESP, PIAAC, TALIS, etc.).
Our networking agenda is focused on advancing cross-border partnerships and international community integration. A founding member of the Russian Educational Research Association, IOE hosts three annual global conferences on education, publishes two Scopus-indexed academic journals and holds a variety of international summer schools for early-career scholars.
Enrolling over 600 Master’s and 35 PhD students, IOE’s Graduate School of Education offers a wide range of pre-service and in-service programs for researchers, practitioners and administrators that are designed under modern national and global industry standards.
It was back into the summer of 2018 when Dr. Hans de Wit, a renowned authority on global higher education, came up with a call for essays on the achievements and failures of academic internationalization over the past quarter-century to be featured in University World News. Irina Shcheglova, researcher at the IOE Center for the Sociology of Higher Education, was only too enthralled to take up this challenge.
This February, the OECD Headquarters in Paris welcomed a premier cohort of educational experts from the EU, the USA, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Russia, etc. for a global forum to discuss findings from OECD’s large-scale project that analyzes how the landscapes of educational innovations have been evolving across 40 countries during the past 10 years.
One common problem across educational systems worldwide is persistently high rates of cheating, plagiarism and other manifestations of dishonest behavior in the academic realm. A recent study by IOE researchers Natalia Maloshonok and Evgeniia Shmeleva seeks to gain new and more conclusive insights into what essentially propels Russian students to engage in unethical academic practices during their university track.
IOE researchers Elizaveta Sivak and Ivan Smirnov have analyzed over 60 million public posts on VK, the most popular Russian social networking site, to discover that both men and women mention sons more often than daughters. They have also found that posts featuring sons receive 1.5 times more likes. The results have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
The head of the HSE Institute of Education, Professor Isak Froumin, has joined the journal International Review of Education as a consulting editor. David Atchoarena, the publication’s editor-in-chief and the director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, recently informed the Institute of Education he was extending this offer.
Semyonov Award is designed as an internship at the HSE Laboratory for University Development and support to early-career scholars for participation in joint research.
A family’s involvement in a child’s education acts as a source of social mobility, according to a study by Mikhail Goshin and Tatyana Mertsalova, experts at the IOE Centre for Socio-economic Aspects of Schooling. Lower income parents who actively participate in their children’s school life open up more opportunities for their children.
International Experts Discuss Strategies to Lead the Way in Effective Multi-level Governance in Education
In November, IOE welcomed a cohort of top-notch law & policy experts from the U.S., Russia, Poland, Belgium, South Africa and Germany for the first international conference, ‘Multi-level Governance in Education: Top-down Governance, Transfer of Authority, and Regional Cooperation.’ A joint initiative between IOE and the ‘EduLaw’ (Erasmus+ Mundus – Curriculum Development) project, the event featured multi-prism debate about how more justified central–local power schemas in education can be devised as an important condition for shaping more effective, equity-centric L&D environments.