Between August 22 and 27, Kazan, Russia is hosting the 45th WorldSkills international vocational championship that brings together over 1,300 young mid-skilled blue- and white-collar professionals from 63 countries who compete in 56 specializations. As part of WorldSkills Kazan 2019, a global Ministers of Education Summit was held last week where agency heads and top executives at the system level from more than 40 participant nations exchanged perspectives on key challenges and opportunities in deploying more robust frameworks for vocational monitoring and testing.
Between August 5 and 10, the Sixth International Summer School ‘Applied Psychometrics in Psychology and Education’ took place at IOE.
As part of its exchange program with Politecnico di Milano, IOE will be welcoming a group of Italian students in Management Dell’Università MA in the coming fall of 2019 who will be taking an intensive two-day sojourn in Moscow beginning October 23. In turn, Russian students in IOE’s University Management MA will be traveling to Italy later this November to complete a series of program modules at Politecnico di Milano.
At IOE, we have ploughed more and more effort in recent years in expanding and invigorating the program of learning & networking that we offer early-career scholars from multiple corners of the globe and with diverse perspectives in educational research. Proudly inaugurated this year in association with the World Bank, the First International Summer School ‘The Role of Education in National and Regional Socioeconomic Development’ has become an enriching and timely addition to IOE’s summer academic agenda of 2019.
As the world is becoming more and more data-driven, how has the global boom in ICT been remolding the schooling realm and what are the key challenges and opportunities in making schools better prepared to get the most of digital innovation? These were among the key strands of networking and debate at this year’s International Summer School ‘Digital Environment and Inequality of Educational Opportunities’ that took place at IOE from June 30 to July 05.
Seventh International Summer School on Higher Education Research: An Enthralling Journey of Learning and Discovery
From May 31 to June 6, 2019, IOE hosted the Seventh International Summer School on Higher Education Research that took place in the picturesque historic locality of Pushkin, near St. Petersburg. The theme of 2019 was “Theoretical and Conceptual Perspectives in Higher Education Research.” The Summer School brought together about 30 participants and faculty from different countries, including China, Eastern and Western Europe, India, Russia and the USA. The School program this year was specifically framed to cover key theories and concepts developed in sociology, economics, history, cultural and comparative studies as apply to higher education research.
Seventh IOE International Summer School on Higher Education Research Takes Place in Saint Petersburg
Between May 31 and June 6, Saint Petersburg, Russia is hosting more than 20 junior-career scholars from 10 countries to explore various theoretical and applied perspectives in modern studies of higher education as part of the 2019 International Summer School on Higher Education Research.
At a seminar held at HSE as part of the Days of the International Academy of Education in Moscow, Professor Gustavo E. Fischman (University of Arizona) likened international comparative studies of education quality to horse racing and discussed how these studies do not have as significant an impact on educational policy as is commonly believed.
On May 20, Days of the International Academy of Education kicked off at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Experts from all over the world who focus on global education policy trends will meet up across a number of HSE venues to engage in vibrant, multi-format networking, including lectures, workshops, Q&A sessions, etc. They will share their experience with Russian researchers, instructors and policymakers over the course of three days.
“In this mini-course, we’ve learned a great deal about what essentially spurs and what hinders educational reforms”
Harry Patrinos, Practice Manager for Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank Education, was visiting IOE this spring to lecture on what tops the international agenda in the economics of education and education policy. In between his talks, we asked the IOE faculty and students who attended for their firsthand impressions of this mini-course.