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Education

Impact of Education Quality Research on System Policy Is Not as Significant as You Might Think

Impact of Education Quality Research on System Policy Is Not as Significant as You Might Think
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.

IOE Welcomes World-distinguished Academics to Exchange Perspectives on Global Education Policy

IOE Welcomes World-distinguished Academics to Exchange Perspectives on Global Education Policy
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.

IOE Bolsters Partnership with Peking University

IOE Bolsters Partnership with Peking University
This spring notches another important milestone for the Institute’s partnership & networking agenda as a Memorandum of Cooperation has recently been signed between IOE and the Department of Education at Peking University.

‘To Achieve Our Goals, We Need to Involve a Wide Range of Universities in National Projects’

‘To Achieve Our Goals, We Need to Involve a Wide Range of Universities in National Projects’
The role of regional and specialized institutions of higher education in achieving national development goals must increase, and leading universities will help them. This was the conclusion reached by participants of the plenary session on Russian higher education that took place as part of the XX April International Academic Conference.

How IOE’s Expertise in Psychometrics Benefits Global Stakeholders

How IOE’s Expertise in Psychometrics Benefits Global Stakeholders
In late March, IOE hosted a closing session for a series of expert seminars on psychometric research and training that were held as part of the Russia Education Aid for Development (READ) program, a joint initiative between the Russian government and the World Bank. The forum brought together a cohort of strategists, institutional leaders, researchers and representatives of other stakeholders from India, Mongolia, Nepal, Vietnam, Armenia, and Tajikistan.

Researchers Measure Undergraduate Grasp of Computer Science in U.S., Russia, India and China

Researchers Measure Undergraduate Grasp of Computer Science in U.S., Russia, India and China
An international research team involving IOE has reported findings from a large-scale project that benchmarks the learning outcomes among senior students of Computer Science (CS) at U.S., Indian, Chinese and Russian universities. Based on a unique testing methodology developed by ETS, the study finds that U.S. undergraduates have substantially stronger ability across dimensions of the CS curriculum than their peers from India, China and Russia. The paper has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

HSE University: Making Way on Top of QS Rankings in Education

HSE University: Making Way on Top of QS Rankings in Education
The latest update of QS World University Rankings that was released earlier this week has placed HSE in an upper ‘100–150’ band in ‘Education’ – the highest position in this subject area among all Russian HE organizations to date.

How Political Whims and Woes Have Afflicted Education Internationalization

How Political Whims and Woes Have Afflicted Education Internationalization
It was back into the summer of 2018 when Dr. Hans de Wit, a renowned authority on global higher education, came up with a call for essays on the achievements and failures of academic internationalization over the past quarter-century to be featured in University World News. Irina Shcheglova, researcher at the IOE Center for the Sociology of Higher Education, was only too enthralled to take up this challenge.

Measuring Educational Innovation across Nations: What Has Changed over the Past Decade

Measuring Educational Innovation across Nations: What Has Changed over the Past Decade
This February, the OECD Headquarters in Paris welcomed a premier cohort of educational experts from the EU, the USA, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Russia, etc. for a global forum to discuss findings from OECD’s large-scale project that analyzes how the landscapes of educational innovations have been evolving across 40 countries during the past 10 years.