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Every year, IOE offers a diverse and engaging program of summer learning & networking so scholars of education stay in synch with the latest and most relevant thinking in the field.

Cutting across geographical borders and R&D realms, IOE Summer Schools afford a venue for early-career researchers and distinguished experts to pursue more meaningful debate on what tops modern-day agendas in education and beyond, while also empowering opportunities for higher-impact scholarship and community integration.

  • Sharpen your edge by exploring the latest vistas across dimensions of educational and alped R&D
  • Grow your professional network and build high-stake collaborations to lead the way in your speciapst area
  • Get invigorating feedback on your current research project and what to focus on in future pursuits from acclaimed faculty and experts

IOE Summer Schools

China–Russia Summer School on EdTech

China–Russia Summer School on EdTech

Held as part of a cooperation program between the HSE Institute of Education and the College of Education at Zhejiang University, the Summer School brings a unique blend of academic insights into cutting-edge digital EdTech and a rich immersive cultural program.

Intended primarily for Chinese students, early-career researchers, and university faculty in various areas of educational and allied R&D, the School seeks to feature best practices in how advanced ICT-assisted tools and techniques are harnessed at leading Russian tech corporates, while also covering the basics in the technology and deployment of online learning environments.

Threading through multiple legacy and contemporary dimensions of the host city, the cultural agenda includes, among other things, a sightseeing tour of downtown Moscow, a visit to the famous Russian ballet, a tour of the Kremlin, Red Square, and the ‘GUM’ State Department Store, etc.

Dates: July 6–10

Application deadline: February, 29

Venue: Moscow

Language: English

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Multidisciplinary Higher Education Research: Theoretical and Conceptual Perspectives

Multidisciplinary Higher Education Research: Theoretical and Conceptual Perspectives

Part of IOE’s learning & networking portfolio since 2013, the Summer School is a leading global forum to share all-round insights into domains that are central to modern studies of higher education and related socioeconomic contexts. Featuring a variety of formats, including multidisciplinary seminars, methodology workshops, etc., the School offers premier opportunities for early-career participants to build up their grasp of how concepts and theories from across scholarly realms work in higher education research.

Anchored in a strong focus on the applied component, as spotlighting individual R&D projects makes up a major part of the program, the School is uniquely placed to help young academics frame higher-impact outputs that are better aligned with what sector policy and practice are looking for. In foregrounding and discussing specific cases at international, national, and subnational levels, participants receive comprehensive commentary alongside further research guidance from the School’s accomplished international faculty.

Dates: May 24–30

Application deadline: Due to the measures introduced in Russia on account of coronavirus we regret to cancel the summer school this year

Venue: Saint-Petersburg

Language: English

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Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

A collaboration between the HSE Institute of Education, Duke University, and Princeton University, CICSS aims to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty who are into various perspectives of computational social science.

Participants will learn about the methodology of computational social science and new sources of data, ethical issues and opportunities of mass collaboration, and will work on group problem sets.

Topics covered include text as data, website scraping, online field experiments, non-probability sampling, digital phenotyping, etc. SICSS will feature local and visiting speakers who conduct computational social science research in a variety of settings.

Dates: June 14–20

Application deadline: Due to the measures introduced in Russia on account of coronavirus we regret to cancel the summer school this year 

Venue: Moscow

Language: English/Russian

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Role of Education in Social and Economic Development

Education and Development

Recent years have seen the academic and broader public discourse place more emphasis on education as possibly a powerful vehicle to help break the inequality loop while acting as a fundamental linchpin in promoting sustainability and welfare.

Premiered in association with the World Bank in 2019, this Summer School aims to inspire a more critical, multi-prism discussion on how to expand and scale up the way that education can incentivize social and economic development.

The School provides a multi-strand forum to spotlight recent policy action at the international, national, and community levels that has helped gear up education so it better addresses key challenges of the 21st century while contributing in various fashions to promoting social capital, cohesion, and growth.

Early-career participants are welcome to present individual projects of basic, applied, and experimental research that explore various perspectives in all relevant domains, including education and social policy, educational economics and finance, etc.

Dates: September 21–25

Application deadline:  July, 10

Venue: Moscow

Language: English

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School in Context: Social Capital and Community Engagement

School in Context: Social Capital and Community Engagement

On stream since 2020, this Summer School reflects IOE’s commitment to contribute a more meaningful stake to advancing positive change in school environments at all levels by sharing our expertise in this dimension on a wider scale.

Primarily intended for researchers and strategists in education and community development, the School offers an empowering program of two study tracks that fuse relevant theoretical basics and an intense case-study component to spotlight comparative evidence of best policies and practices in the said dimension.

As a result, participants will leave the Summer School equipped with a sound understanding of how factors of socioeconomic neighborhood, social capital, and stakeholder engagement are linked with school performance and wellbeing. Additionally, they will possess state-of-the-art hands-on techniques to appropriately handle, critically interpret, and factor in school context data so they could act as better-informed, more visionary analysts and policymakers.

Dates: June 22–25

Application deadline: Due to the measures introduced in Russia on account of coronavirus we regret to cancel the summer school this year

Venue: Moscow

Language: English, simultaneous translation will be provided

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Role of Education in Social and Economic Development

Applied Psychometrics in Psychology and Education

Orginised in cooperation with University "Sirius". Like all previous schools, VII school is devoted to relevant theoretical and practical trends in psychometric research. The format of the summer school allows you to organize the interaction of researchers and practitioners with world experts in the field of psychometrics. The experience of past summer schools in psychometrics has shown that participation significantly increases the academic competence and productivity of participants and helps to build professional ties within the international psychometric community.

Dates: July 27 – August 1

Application deadline: Due to the measures introduced in Russia on account of coronavirus we regret to cancel the summer school this year

Venue: Sochi

Language: English / Russian

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Why Choose IOE Summer Schools?

  • Academic agenda that foregrounds the most important topics of sector research, policy, and practice
  • Top-notch expertise brought by distinguished local and visiting speakers
  • Interdisciplinary focus to unleash the potential of conceptual frameworks from across scholarly realms and to develop new perspectives
  • Synthesis of in-depth theory insights and immediate evidence from international policy contexts
  • Opportunities to kickstart new flagship R&D endeavors, including within key dimensions of expertise at IOE and IOE’s institutional partners.