The Centre of Sociology of Higher Education is a vibrant platform for research in the field of Russian and international higher education. The centre is academically-oriented and focused on the following areas:
- Social and organizational features of higher education systems
- Experiences and trajectories of prospective students, students, postgraduates and teachers
- Online education
On November 15 University of Minnesota and CSHE ran the SERU Graduate Student Experience Workshop at UC Berkeley. Participants discussed practical learning and insights from the gradSERU Survey. Current and prospective members of the Consortium had an opportunity to network with leaders in graduate education research and administration from around the world, get more information on the gradSERU instrument and discuss questions regarding SERU membership.
A working paper co-authored by CSHE Analyst Irina Shcheglova has been published in the online repository of UC Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education. The paper analyzes how US universities’ expanding international agendas relate to student global competence.
Center of Sociology of Higher Education was involved in planning, organizing the 8th International Conference on Higher Education Research “Dynamic Universities for Dynamic World” as well as in presenting and discussing the results of priority projects ran by the CSHE.
On September 26, 2017 the International Conference on New Educational Technologies Edcrunch took place at the International Trade Center in Moscow where Tatiana Semenova and Anna Korovko presented the results of the research on development and testing of organizational models of embedding online-courses in academic curriculum.
CSHE Team took part in two leading conferences in the field of education and research methodology: CHER and ESA.
In mid-July, Irina Shcheglova, Doctoral student at IOE and Analyst at CSHE, participated in the international summer school on network analysis, held by the Centre for German and European Studies in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 2017 school primarily sought to give a comprehensive and accessible idea about core theoretical concepts underlying network analysis and frontline techniques for handling data and network modelling. Featuring a superb faculty of the world’s leading experts in qualitative and quantitative social research, communications and media, the event has seen broad participation by BA, MA and PhD students from Russia and abroad.
The article "The mismatch between student educational expectations and realities: prevalence, causes, and consequences" written by Natalia Maloshonok and Evgeniy Terentev has been published in the European Journal of Higher Education.
The SERU Research Symposium devoted to opportunities and challenges of higher education in the world was held from 15-17 June 2017 at the Rutgers University, USA. The representatives of the Center of Sociology of Higher Education Igor Chirikov, Saule Bekova, Irina Shcheglova took part in the Symposium.
On 9 June 2017 there was an official awarding ceremony of students who participated in the international project "Student Experience in Research University". 180 students submitted their ideas of slogans for the next SERU-I wave. Expert committee selected 1 slogan - the winner of a GoPro camera and 8 authors of creative slogans received HSE hoodies.
On May 26, 2017 there was an official opening of the monument to the ‘anonymous peer reviewer’. The concrete block in the courtyard of the HSE Institute of Education has been a lasting image of the WW2 era. However, last summer, the institute’s staff came up with the idea of turning it into a piece of art. The idea was put forth by Igor Chirikov, Director of the Centre of Sociology of Higher Education, whereby this useless piece of concrete would be transformed into a monument to the ‘anonymous peer reviewer’. Moreover, this idea ended up garnering the most support as a result of an internal vote.