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HSE Becomes Member of International Council for Open and Distance Education

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.

‘For HSE, joining the International Council for Open and Distance Education is another step in the development of a global partner network. It is important for us to work together with colleagues from different countries, to be integrated into the international expert community, to share experience and best practices in order to promote and maintain openness, accessibility and high quality of online education in Russia and in the world,’ says Evgenia Kulik, HSE Director for eLearning.

The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) was founded in 1938 in Canada and was engaged primarily in developing distance education. With the advent of digital technologies, the Council turned its focus onto online education. ICDE also has a longstanding partnership with UNESCO that dates back to the 1960s.

Since 1988, the Council Secretariat is located in Oslo (Norway). ICDE is also a member of the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization.

 ICDE members jointly organize events and projects aimed at implementing the global programme ‘Sustainable Development Goal 4’ which is aimed at providing inclusive and equal quality education and providing lifelong learning opportunities for students around the world.

Over 190 educational institutions from 70 countries with more than 15 million students are members of ICDE. The following organisations are members of the ICDE Council: The Ministry of National Education (France), University of London (UK), University of Maryland (USA), University of Colorado (USA), Online Learning Consortium (USA), University of Windsor (Canada), Jagiellonian University (Poland), European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) and other internationally recognized centers of education.

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