International Summer School on Educational Finance
The International Summer School on Educational Finance was held on July 3-10 in Beijing. The event was organized by HSE Institute of Education and the China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University (CIEFR). Questions of educational financing were considered in the context of globalization and assessing students’ educational achievements.
Olga Romanova’s report was dedicated to the use of tools for assessing individual achievements in analysing the correlation between demand and supply for skills and competences on Russia’s labour market.
Alexey Shabalin’s presentation was focused on identifying the main problems in skill formation in the 21st century and on a comparative study of Russian and Chinese policy in vocational education. His report preceded a joint seminar by Chinese, American and Russian researchers on a comparative study of public and private partnership in vocational education.
Fedor Dudyrev, IOE Chief Expert, held a workshop on ‘Public-Private Partnerships in VET Reform’, during which the participants discussed the following topics: ‘Business-Government Cooperation in VET: A Russian Experiment with Dual Education’; ‘Vocational Education Reform Through Public-Private Partnerships: Russia’s Case’; ‘Public Private Partnership in Education: China's Experience’; ‘PPP in China's Regions; Why do Cities run Prefecture Vocational Colleges?’; ‘Mixed ownership and the dataset on VET Partnership’. The participants also looked at the common problems in secondary education faced by Russia, China and other countries.
The Beijing summer school is a good example of experience exchange with international colleagues specializing in research into vocational education. After discussions and meetings, the participants agreed a joint comparative study of best practice in implementing private-public partnerships in secondary vocational education in both Russia and China. The project group focuses on determining most successful examples of interaction between businesses and state authorities in creating an effective system of vocational education in Russia’s regions and China’s prefectures in order to support their further development.
On June 3-4, a conference entitled ‘Beyond Post-Truth: Media Landscapes in the “Age of Insecurity”’ was held in St. Petersburg. The conference was jointly organized by the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (IGITI) at HSE University, the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe at GWZO Leipzig, the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, and Justus Liebig University Giessen.
This May, HSE and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI, Republic of Korea) signed a cooperation agreement on science and advanced technology research. This agreement was signed by Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, and Dr. Hwang-Hee Cho, STEPI President.
This year's theme of the International Partners Week held this past May at HSE St. Petersburg was ‘Nurturing Global Citizens for a Global World’. Participants gathered to discuss common issues that universities face in regard to internationalisation, exchange approaches to implementing the Global Citizens concept, visit the university’s facilities, acquaint HSE SPb students with universities overseas, and, of course, enjoy St Petersburg’s White Nights.
On May 23-24, following the Days of the International Academy of Education held earlier this week, the General Assembly of the International Academy of Education took place at HSE University Moscow. The assembly brings together education researchers and experts from all over the world, and this is the first time that the biannual meeting was held in Russia. Over the course of two days, members discussed joint projects and publications and met newly inducted members who had the opportunity to introduce themselves and present their research. Members also took part in small group discussions on a variety of topics, including digital literacy and math education.
On May 20, the Days of the International Academy of Education commenced at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Experts from all over the world engaged in identifying global education policy trends will hold a series of meetings, master classes, seminars and open lectures. They will share their experience with Russian researchers, instructors and education policy makers over the course of three days.
The Master's Programme ‘Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia’ gives students the opportunity to study Asian countries not only in theory but in practice, thanks to academic mobility programmes at partner universities in China and other countries. HSE News Service spoke with three students of the programme about three aspects of their experiences—study, communication and food.
This year, the HSE Faculty of Law is launching new extended programmes in Common Law, for which graduates will receive a degree from the University of London. These programmes are open for first-year students, as well as for other students and professionals.
If you are planning on applying to one of HSE’s summer schools, it’s time to act now. Read on to learn about events hosted by HSE schools that are still accepting applications from students and teachers.
The Higher School of Economics has become a member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). It is a key partner of UNESCO and the oldest global association that aims to provide quality and affordable online education to students around the world. Today HSE is the only representative of Russia in ICDE.
The agreement establishes a student- and academic-exchange programme and the opportunity for joint educational and research project development. The agreement was signed on April 8 with the participation of representatives of the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.