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:
- Student research: experiences and trajectories of prospective students, students, and postgraduates
- Online education
IOE doctoral student Irina Shcheglova has recently completed her internship with the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California Berkeley (the USA). Immediately after she returned to Moscow, Irina was thrilled to finally share with IOE fellows about the academic experiences she has gained and her overall impressions of this trip.
On November 16–17, 2017, the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of California Berkeley welcomed the conference New Nationalism and Universities, which celebrated CSHE’s 60th Anniversary. With broad attendance by the Center’s alumni, affiliated researchers and distinguished professionals from across the globe, the event has become a premier international venue for multi-perspective networking and debate about politics and policy in higher education. Igor Chirikov who is the former Visiting Scholar of the CSHE presented at the Conference.
Natalia Maloshonok and Evgeniy Terentev have shared their inspiration behind conducting the research on educational expectations of newcomers and the consequences of its mismatch with real activities at a university.
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.