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Academic Performance Shapes Student Social Networks

Based on data from the VKontakte social network, researchers have found a relationship between students' academic performance and their closest social environment.

Helsinki Welcomes Seminar by International 21st Century Skills Consortium

On September 15–16, 2017, the University of Helsinki, Finland, welcomed the second seminar by the International Academic Consortium working as part of the Key Competencies and New Literacy project, a joint initiative between IOE and Sberbank’s Investment in Future foundation.

Analyzing Universities in Multilateral Political Contexts

In late August 2017, the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, welcomed the 30th International Conference by the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER). This year, the forum’s special topic was ‘Universities as Political Institutions – HEIs in the Middle of Academic, Economic, and Social Pressures.’ IOE experts Farida Zagirova and Alexey Egorov were presenting at the CHER Annual Conference 2017 about the changing job profiles of university middle managers and the role of HEIs in bolstering community development.

HSE and China’s National Institute of Education Sciences Launch Joint Research Project

Russian and Chinese researchers will join forces to study the two countries’ education systems and develop possible strategies for their further modernisation over the period to 2030, in a new joint project set to run for a decade.

IOE Legal Expert Maria Smirnova Begins Service with the UN

In early September 2017, Senior Researcher at the IOE Center for Education Law Maria Smirnova, PhD, began her term as an Associate Officer with the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights Administration. Maria’s role involves supporting the organization and holding of the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, during September 11–29, 2017.

Exploring Academic Momentum and Undergraduate Student Attrition

A study co-authored by IOE analyst Elena Gorbunova and Ohio University research fellows Olga Kondratjeva and Joshua Hawley has been published in the latest issue of Comparative Education Review.

The Philosophy of Foucault, and Social Media Attitudes across Global School Settings

One of the chapters in Springer’s newly released academic volume Transforming Education is co-authored by IOE education innovation researcher Diana Koroleva. Entitled Coup D’etat in the Panopticon: Social Networking in Education, the paper has been inspired by a series of seminars in philosophy Diana was attending on her doctoral track at the IOE Graduate School of Education.

Study by IOE Expert Ivan Smirnov Published in International Academic Journal

A paper co-authored by IOE expert Ivan Smirnov, which explores how academic achievement shapes students’ peer relationships, and namely friendship networks as suggested by social media data, has recently been published on PLOS One.

Paper by IOE Experts Published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly

A recent study co-authored by IOE education quality monitoring experts Alina Ivanova and Elena Kardanova has been featured in the latest issue of the Early Childhood Research Quarterly international journal.

IOE Experts Take Part in Summer Schools in England and the Netherlands

Young scholars Anastasia Kapuza and Galina Larina, who teach in IOE’s Measurements in Psychology and Education Master’s program, traveled to England and the Netherlands this summer to join international schools for multidisciplinary social researchers at Essex University and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. “The schools have provided a host of insights about today’s top-notch approaches to social data analysis and interpretation, and we are absolutely thrilled to be sharing this expertise with IOE students in the new academic year,” Anastasia and Galina say.