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.
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.
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.
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.
From February 25 to March 2, HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted an academic module of the University Consortium, an inter-regional training programme for outstanding students that aims to promote mutual understanding, balanced analysis, and genuine dialogue among the US, EU, and Russia.
HSE Gears up for Staff and Student Conference: A Look Back at the University’s International Activities
On March 20, a conference of HSE staff and students will take place at HSE. It will consider the university’s development programme and elect the new Academic Council. The previous conference took place five years ago, in 2014, and the university has changed a lot since then. HSE News Service talked to some of the university leaders about what has changed in their area of responsibility over this period.
At the invitation of Professor Vladimir Kantor, Head of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue, Swiss Ambassador Yves Rossier visited HSE on Wednesday, 13 February, to give a lecture and meet with faculty and students. In addition to Professor Kantor and students of his International Laboratory, Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov and faculty and students of the School of Philosophy and the HSE Lyceum were in attendance. Vice Rector Prostakov delivered the opening remarks.
Sound artist Robert Elias Stokowy of Berlin and Yulia Chernenko,lecturer at the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, have initiated a joint German-Russian artistic research project entitled, ‘Phenomenology of Darkness’.
The two universities have signed a student exchange agreement. Now HSE students will be able to spend a semester in Shenzhen, while Chinese students get to spend a semester at HSE.
On January 14, 2019, Professor Giovanni Tria spoke at HSE on contemporary globalization, including its consequences and problems. Below are the key highlights of his talk.
On December 18, Sergey Kadochnikov, Director of HSE University – St Petersburg, and Georgy Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage Museum, signed an agreement on cooperation between the university and the museum in the education and research.