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Head of the IoE attended Global Trends of Basic Education Innovation Forum in Beijing, China

Head of the IoE attended Global Trends of Basic Education Innovation Forum in Beijing, China

Webinar for Doctoral School of Education Applicants 2024

Webinar for Doctoral School of Education Applicants 2024

Paradoxes of COVID: Russian Doctoral Admissions Grow, So Do Quality Concerns

Paradoxes of COVID: Russian Doctoral Admissions Grow, So Do Quality Concerns
While the global tide swayed toward an expansion in doctoral education, Russia found itself swimming against the current, experiencing a dip in enrollments from 2010 to 2019. However, the year 2020 witnessed an unexpected change of fortunes, with an 11% uptick in admissions year-on-year. This curious scenario unfolded in the throes of a global pandemic that had wrought havoc on higher education systems.

IOE’s Natalia Maloshonok, Svetlana Zhuchkova, Saule Bekova, and Evgeniy Terentev have set off on a quest to unveil the forces that have led to the surge in doctoral enrollments in Russia amid the pandemic, and the potential consequences looming on the horizon.