A European round-up in the May 26 issue of The Economist spotlights what Vladimir Putin’s fourth presidential term will likely bring for Russian education and how the country’s academic progressives, led by the HSE Institute of Education, conceive of L&D policy priorities and reforms.
On April 11, the Education Symposium held as part of the XIX HSE April International Academic Conference featured a presentation and discussion of the paper ‘12 Solutions for New Education,’ which was prepared by the HSE Institute of Education and the Russian Centre for Strategic Development.
The spring of 2018 heralds a momentous addition to IOE’s graduate curriculum, as a new English-taught PhD track in Educational Measurement & Testing has been launched at the IOE Doctoral Center for Education. The track is slated to welcome its first class in the fall of 2018. International students can apply for Russian government scholarships until March 31, 2018. General application round is from August 1 until September 14.
A team of test design experts who teach in IOE’s Measurements in Psychology and Education MA have recently traveled to the Netherlands to take up a professional development program with CITO, Europe’s largest center for frontline R&D in educational testing and monitoring.
This January, Spain’s Seville, which is the capital of Andalusia and one of the country’s most picturesque localities, welcomed an expert workshop as part of the large-scale SELFIE school digital self-evaluation project. Irina Dvoretskaya, a researcher at the IOE Center for Educational Leadership, attended the event to discuss the results of SELFIE’s pilot stage in Russia and outline key areas for further developing and refining this new school assessment framework.
As part of the 2018 Gaidar Economic Forum that was held in Moscow on January 16–18, HSE Rector and Supervisor for Education, Yaroslav Kuzminov, spoke about the changing face of schooling in the digitally driven world and what policy incentives are required to best support this transitional momentum.
Dr. Ben Eklof, a Professor at Indiana University’s School of Education and one of HSE’s long-standing academic partners, is visiting at the HSE Institute of Education through mid-March 2018 to contribute to IOE’s R&D projects and advise doctoral students.
Closer cooperation between universities and companies can play a vital synergistic role in empowering technological breakthroughs for the Russian economy. HSE Rector and Academic Supervisor for Education Yaroslav Kuzminov discussed the key opportunities and challenges for university–business collaboration in a session of the 2018 Gaidar Economic Forum in Moscow.
Education researchers Alexei Obukhov of IOE and Elena and Luiza Adamyan of Moscow Teacher Training University have recently traveled to Iran as part of an academic program aimed at tracking cross-country best practices in education development. During their visit, which was organized by the leadership of Iran’s two top private school networks, Mofid School and Salam School, the scholars presented about what is being done in the Russian Federation to advance secondary education, and learned from their cross-border peers about how the objectives of modernizing school environments are addressed in Iran.
On November 6–8, 2017, China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University welcomed the 7th International Conference on World-Class Universities (WCU-7). The forum’s special topic was “World-Class Universities: Towards a Global Common Good and Seeking National and Institutional Contributions." IOE experts Isak Froumin and Mikhail Lisyutkin took part in WCU-7 to present about a leading global university’s multi-mission development model. During the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between IOE and Zhejiang University’s College of Education.