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.
A group of HSE staff has launched a Kickstarter account to raise funds for an unusual project – a monument to an anonymous peer reviewer. If enough money is raised, the monument will be erected near the HSE Institute of Education.
The first OECD Higher Education Stakeholder Forum took place in Paris on June 17, attracting over 100 people from 30 countries, IoE Deputy Director among them. The aim of its participants was to generate suggestions on finalizing the design of two projects, which are the basis for the development of the sphere of higher education, implemented by OECD Education Policy Committee.