- Tenured Professor (2016)
- Distinguished Professor (2019)
- Member of the HSE Academic Council
- Isak Froumin has been at HSE University since 2009.
Monitoring operations of the operations of Strategic Development Programme and structural divisions of international block;
Leading of HSE educational expert analytics;
Consultations of governing organs and heads of structural divisions for international operations and strategic development of HSE.
Education, Degrees and Academic Titles
Doctor of Sciences* in General Pedagogy, History of Pedagogy and Education
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
- 1993Associate Professor
Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in General Pedagogy, History of Pedagogy and Education
Degree in Mathematics
Krasnoyarsk State University
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.
Since 2012 Head of Institute of Education HSE
- 2002-2006 Professor, Education Policy Program, Academy of National Economy, Moscow (part time)
-1999 Lead Education Specialist at the Moscow Office of the World Bank
- 1994-1999 Director of the Institute of Experimental Pedagogics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Education (part time)
Student Term / Thesis Papers
D. Shonov «Education as a Development Instrument to Beat Global Inequality: Case of Peer-to-peer Learning Model (School 42) in Sub-Saharan Africa». Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, 2020
D. Shonov «Education as a Development Instrument to Beat Global Inequality: Case of Peer-to-peer Learning Model (School 42) in Sub-Saharan Africa». Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, 2020
D. Platonova «The Impact of Economic Forces: Shaping Higher Education in the Post-Soviet Space». Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, 2014
D. Tsiring «Roadmap of Chelyabinsk State University Development». Institute of Education, 2019
E. Odoevskaia «The Structure of The Public Funding of The Higher Education Services in Different Countries». Institute of Education, 2019
V. Poddubikov «Elaborating the Development Strategy for Multidisciplinary University Formed by Merging of Kemerovo State University and Kemerovo Technology Institute of Food Industry with the Focus on Requests from Key Sectors of Kemerovo Region Economy». Institute of Education, 2018
A. Blyakhman «Development of the Implementation Strategy for NRU HSE – Nizhny Novgorod Extended (Professional) Education Programs in 2017-2020». Institute of Education, 2017
T. Pyrova «The Discourse of Educational Policy in the Laws on Education: the Case of Central Asia». Institute of Education, 2016
- Current Issues of Education System Development (Postgraduate course’s programme; 1 year, 1 semester)Rus
- Economics and education management in the context of human capital development (Minor; Institute of Education; 1, 2 module)Rus
- Educational Policy Evaluation (Master’s programme; Institute of Education; 1 year, 2, 3 module)Rus
- Project seminar "Production of Intelligent Products" (Master’s programme; Institute of Education; 1 year, 1-3 module)Rus
- Research Seminar (Master’s programme; Institute of Education; 1 year, 1-3 module)Rus
- Research Seminar (Master’s programme; Institute of Education; 2 year, 1-3 module)Rus
- Educational Policy Evaluation (Master’s programme; Institute of Education; 1 year, 2, 3 module)Rus
- Management, economics and politics in social services (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 2 year, 2, 3 module)Rus
- Research Seminar (Master’s programme; Institute of Education; 1 year, 1-3 module)Rus
- Research Seminar (Master’s programme; Institute of Education; 2 year, 1-3 module)Rus
Editorial board membership
2019: Member of the Editorial Council (The International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE)), International Review.
2018: Member of the Editorial Council, International Journal of Educational Development.
2017: Member of the Editorial Council, School Leadership and Management.
2004: Deputy Editor-in-chief, Вопросы образования (Educational studies).
Participating in other editorship:
2014: Deputy CEO of the editorial board of series “The Library of Journal ‘Educational Studies”;
2015: editorial board member of series “Understanding Student Experiences of Higher Education Series”;
- Chapter Froumin I., Remorenko I. From the “Best-in-the World” Soviet School to a Modern Globally Competitive School System, in: Audacious Education Purposes How Governments Transform the Goals of Education Systems. Springer, 2020. doi Ch. 9. P. 233-250. doi
- Chapter Kuzminov Y. I., Sorokin P. S., Froumin I. How can education contribute to socioeconomic development? Rethinking Human Capital for the Labour Market of the future, in: Bologna Process beyond 2020: Fundamental Values of the EHEA. Bononia University Press, 2020.
- Article Egorov A., Leshukov O., Froumin I. “Regional flagship” university model in Russia: searching for the third mission incentives // Tertiary Education and Management. 2020. Vol. 26. No. 1. P. 77-90. doi
- Article Loyalka P., Liu O. L., Li G., Chirikov I., Kardanova E., Gu L., Ling G., Yu N., Guo F., Ma L., Hu S., Johnson A. S., Bhuradia A., Khanna S., Froumin I., Shi J., Choudhur P. K., Beteille T., Marmolejo F., Tognattal N. Computer science skills across China, India, Russia, and the United States // Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2019. Vol. 116. No. 14. P. 6732-6736. doi
- Book Reimers F. M., Cardenas S., Costin C., Crato N., Froumin I., de Brigard L. E., Granados O., Jamieson E., Jayaram M., Remorenko I. Letters to a New Minister of Education Kindle Edition. , 2019.
- Article Romanenko K., Froumin I. University mergers in Russia from the students’ perspective: uncertainty and loss of identity // Tertiary Education and Management. 2019. P. 1-13. doi
- Preprint Dudyrev F., Froumin I., Maltseva V., Loshkareva E., Tatarenko E. WorldSkills Approaches to Comparable Skills Assessment in Vocational Education / Институт образования НИУ ВШЭ. Series "Современная аналитика образования". 2019.
- Article Zagirova F., Froumin I. Политика университетов по поддержке студентов в условиях академической неоднородности / Пер. с рус. // Университетское управление: практика и анализ. 2019. Vol. 5. No. 23. P. 31-42. doi
- Book Abankina I., Alashkevich M., Bolotov V., Dobryakova M. S., Dudyrev F., Froumin I., Koreshnikova Y., Korshunov I., Kosaretsky S., Mertsalova T., Odoevskaya E., Ovakimyan A., Platonova D., Semenov A., Semyonov D., Sergomanov P., Sorokin P. S., Uvarov A., Zinkovsky K. 12 Solutions for a New Education: Report by the Center for Strategic Research and the Higher School of Economics / Ed. by Y. I. Kuzminov, I. Froumin. M. : National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2018. doi
- Book 25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries. Reform and Continuity / Ed. by J. Huisman, A. Smolentseva, I. Froumin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. doi
- Book Accelerated Universities. Ideas and Money Combine to Build Academic Excellence / Ed. by P. G. Altbach, L. Reisberg, I. Froumin. Issue 40: Series: Global Perspectives on Higher Education. Boston, Leiden : Brill, 2018.
- Chapter Froumin I., Kuzminov Y. I. Common Legacy: Evolution of the Institutional Landscape of Soviet Higher Education, in: 25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries. Reform and Continuity / Ed. by J. Huisman, A. Smolentseva, I. Froumin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. doi P. 45-72. doi
- Chapter Froumin I., Platonova D. Higher Education Expansion in Brazil, Russia, India, and China, in: Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Dordrecht : Springer, 2018. P. 1-7. doi
- Book Higher Education in Federal Countries: A Comparative Study / Ed. by M. Carnoy, I. Froumin, O. Leshukov, S. Marginson. L. : Sage, 2018.
- Chapter Froumin I., Lisyutkin M. State and World-Class Universities: Seeking a Balance between International Competitiveness, Local and National Relevance, in: World-Class Universities: Towards a Global Common Good and Seeking National and Institutional Contributions. Netherlands : Brill, 2018. doi Ch. 13. P. 243-260. doi
- Chapter Smolentseva A., Froumin I., Konstantinovsky D., Lisyutkin M. Stratification by the state and the market: High participation higher education in Russia, in: High Participation Systems of Higher Education / Ed. by B. Cantwell, S. Marginson, A. Smolentseva. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. doi Ch. 11. P. 295-333.
- Chapter Froumin I., Leshukov O. The Russian Federation: Pragmatic Centralism in a Large and Heterogeneous Country, in: Higher Education in Federal Countries: A Comparative Study / Ed. by M. Carnoy, I. Froumin, O. Leshukov, S. Marginson. L. : Sage, 2018. P. 354-407.
- Chapter Froumin I., Lisyutkin M. The State as the Driver of Competitiveness in Russian Higher Education: The Case of Project 5-100, in: International Status Anxiety and Higher Education: The Soviet Legacy in China & Russia / Ed. by A. Oleksiyenko, Q. Zha, I. Chirikov, J. Li. Hong Cong : Springer, 2018. Ch. 9. P. 237-257.
- Chapter Smolentseva Anna, Huisman J., Froumin Isak. Transformation of higher education institutional landscape in post-Soviet countries: from Soviet model to where?, in: 25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries. Reform and Continuity / Ed. by J. Huisman, A. Smolentseva, I. Froumin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. doi P. 1-43. doi
- Chapter Froumin I., Lisyutkin M. Excellence-driven Policies and Initiatives in the Context of Bologna Process: Rationale, Design, Implementation and Outcomes, in: The European Higher Education Area. Between Critical Reflections and Future Policies. L. : Springer, 2015. P. 249-265. doi
- Book Carnoy M., Loyalka P., Dobryakova M. S., Dossani R., Froumin I., Kuhns K., Tilak J. B., Wang R. Expansão das universidades em uma economia global em mudança : um triunfo dos BRIC?. Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2015.
- Article Lisyutkin M., Froumin I. How Do Universities Degrade? Toward a Formulation of the Problem // Russian Education and Society. 2015. No. 6. P. 442-458. doi
- Article Froumin I., Leshukov O. National-Regional Relationships in Federal Higher Education Systems : The case of Russian Federation // Higher education forum Hiroshima University. 2015. No. 12. P. 77-94.
- Chapter Froumin I., Kuzminov Y. I. Supply and Demand Patterns in Russian Higher Education, in: Higher Education in the BRICS Countries: Investigating the Pact between Higher Education and Society. Springer, 2015. P. 97-123.
- Article Malinovskiy S, Froumin I. The Plod of Sectorial Higher Education? The Case of Agricultural Universities in Russia // Higher Education in Russia and Beyond. 2015. Vol. 5. No. 3. P. 11-13.
- Article Kuzminov Y. I., Semenov D., Froumin I. The structure of the University network: From the Soviet to Russian "master Plan" // Russian Education and Society. 2015. Vol. 57. No. 4. P. 254-321. doi
- Article Silova I., Lapham K., Pop D., Froumin I. Editorial Introduction. (Re)Examining Privatization in Higher Education in Eastern Europe and Eurasia // European Education. 2014. Vol. 46. No. 3. P. 3-6. doi
- Article Loyalka P., Carnoy M., Froumin I., Dossani R., Tilak J. B., Yang P. Factors affecting the quality of engineering education in the four largest emerging economies // Higher Education. 2014. Vol. 68. No. 6. P. 977-1004. doi
- Article Froumin I., Kuzminov Y. I., Semyonov D. Institutional diversity in Russian higher education: revolutions and evolution // European Journal of Higher Education. 2014. Vol. 4. No. 3. P. 209-234.
- Article Froumin I., Smolentseva A. Issues of transformation in post-socialist higher education systems (Guest-editors' introduction to the special issue) // European Journal of Higher Education. 2014. Vol. 4. No. 3. P. 205-208.
- Article Carnoy M., Froumin I., Loyalka P. K., Tilak J. B. The concept of public goods, the state, and higher education finance: a view from the BRICs // Higher Education. 2014. Vol. 68. No. 3, Published online: 25 February 2014. P. 359-378. doi
- Chapter Froumin I., Povalko A. Top Down Push for Excellence: Lesson from Russia, in: How World-Class Universities Affect Global Higher Education. Influences and Responses Vol. 30. Boston, Rotterdam, Taipei : Sense Publishers, 2014. P. 47-64.
- Article Pinskaya М., Kosaretsky S., Froumin I., Harris A., Jones M. Schools in Difficulty: Identification, Issues and Strategies for Improvement // International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications. 2013. Vol. 3. No. 5
- Book Carnoy M., Loyalka P., Dobryakova M. S., Dossani R., Froumin I., Kuhns K., Tilak J. B., Rong W. University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?. Stanford : Stanford University, 2013. doi
- Article Carnoy M., Loyalka P., Froumin I. University Expansion in the BRIC Countries and the Global Information Economy // Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning . 2013. Vol. 45. No. 4 doi
- Article Froumin I. Socio-Economic Development and the Next Generation: Five Transitions // Journal of Siberian Federal University. Series: Humanities & Social Sciences. 2012. Vol. 5. No. 11. P. 1534-1541.
- Chapter Froumin I., Kuznetsova M. I., Kovaleva G., Melnikov A., Pinskaya М., Timkova T., Tyumeneva Y. A., Zuckerman G. The Impact of PIRLS in the Russian Federation, in: Studies in International Comparative and Multicultural Education Issue 13: Progress in Reading Literacy in National and International Context. The Impact of PIRLS 2006 in 12 Countries. Berlin, NY, Muenchen, Muenster : Waxmann Verlag, 2012. Ch. 12. P. 183-197.
- Article Salmi J., Froumin I. Russian universities in the world competition // Issues in Education. 2007. No. 3. P. 5.
- Chapter Froumin I., Divakaran S., Tan H., Savchenko Y. Strengthening Skills and Education for Innovation, in: Unleashing India's Innovation: Toward Sustainable and Inclusive Growth. Нью-Йорк : World Bank, 2007. P. 129-146.
- Chapter Froumin I. Democratic Educational Reform in Russia: achievements and setbacks, in: Educational reform in post-Soviet Russia: Legacies and prospects. Routledge, 2005. P. 129-152.
- Chapter Froumin I. Democratizing the Russian school: achievements and setbacks, in: Democratizing the Russian school: achievements and setbacks. L., NY : Frank Cass, 2005. P. 129-152.
- Book Creating and Managing the Democratic School / Ed. by J. D. Chapman, I. Froumin, D. N. Aspin. L., Washington : The Falmer Press, 1995.
1982 - 1987 – Lecturer, Kransnoyarskiy National University;
1987 - 1999 – Director, Krasnoyanskaya Experimental School “Univers”;
1990 - 1999 – Assistant Professor, Head of Chair General Pedagogy Faculty of Psychology and Education (associative);
1994 - 1999 – Director, Institute of Experimental Pedagogy of the Siberian Department Russian Authors’ Society (associative);
1999 - 2011 г. – Leading Expert at Education, Moscow Branch, World Bank;
2002 - 2010 г. – Professor, Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation (associative);
2011 - 2014 г. – Adviser to Vice-President, Foundation “Skolkovo”;
From 2006 till present – Head of the Institute of Education, HSE.
World Bank—HSE University Webinar Examines the Costs of School Closures During the Covid-19 Pandemic
On May 21, the joint webinar series, ‘Education under COVID-19: Problems, Solutions, Perspectives, Research’ began with a session about the effects of school closures under the pandemic. Harry Anthony Patrinos of the World Bank presented the results of a model that he and a team of researchers developed in order to predict the extent to which the closures may reduce learning and lead to future losses in labor productivity and earnings for today’s students. The webinar was moderated by Isak Froumin (Head of the HSE Institute of Education), while Professors Tommaso Agasisti (School of Management, Politecnico di Milano) and Sergey Kosaretsky (Director, HSE Centre of General and Extracurricular Education) served as discussants.
The HSE University International Advisory Committee met online on May 19 to discuss the proposed Codes of Conduct for faculty and students, as well as assess the university’s transition to online learning.
The new volume titled, Audacious Education Purposes: How Governments Transform the Goals of Education Systems, which has recently been published in open access by Springer, foregrounds cases of educational change to promote 21st-century outcomes across eight nations. A chapter on Russian reforms aimed at future-proofing education in a fast-paced world has been prepared by Head of IOE, Isak Froumin and Rector of Moscow City University, Igor Remorenko.
HSE experts participated in the first international online forum, ‘The World, Post-Coronavirus: A View from the Heart of Eurasia’, which was held on April 28 in Ufa on the initiative of the Bashkortostan government. Scholars, businessmen, and politicians from different countries discussed threats, opportunities, and solutions for the economy and the social sphere.
On March 23, the working group of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education devoted to university education met again to discuss how education should be organized as Russia seeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In particular, the group discussed tactics involving volunteerism on university campuses, examples from universities abroad, and developing student questionnaires in order to pinpoint the issues that Russian universities have encountered in their transition to distance learning.
As the global COVID-19 outburst keeps tightening its grip across the dimensions of life, educational institutions worldwide have increasingly sought to migrate to the digital realm amid social distancing policies to flatten the coronavirus curve. In these circumstances, exploring ways to make the utmost of what modern ICT offer for sustaining academia in times when conventional modes of leaning and networking are on hold has become an imperative as vital as perhaps never before. A webinar held earlier this week as part of the IOE 2019/20 series on ‘Educational R&D’ brought together academic leaders and experts from Russia, China, and the U.S. to share best practices in taking university programs online.
On March 17, the Institute of Education hosted its annual seminar dedicated to issues in education. This year’s seminar addressed the topic, ‘Higher Education during an Epidemic: The Possibilities of Digital Technology’. For the first time in eight years, the seminar participants—representatives of Chinese, American, and Russian universities—participated in the event remotely.
On January 29 HSE experts participated in a seminar on ‘Skills and Returns on Education in the Russian Federation’ at the World Bank office in Moscow. The seminar was held as part of the analytical support programme for Russia’s national priority project ‘Education’.
Ruoqi Cao, from Harbin, China, graduated from HSE University’s Masters’ programme in International Business. She is now working on her PhD at the HSE Institute of Education, where her research focuses on the influence of higher education on the economics of the regions in Russia and China. She has shared with HSE News Service her story of coming to study and work in Russia.
Initiated in 2013, the Russian federal initiative, Academic Excellence Project 5-100, aims to maximize the competitive position of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market. On October 26, the Project Council concluded its seventh annual meeting in Moscow. At the meeting, delegations from participating universities presented reports of their progress in improving their international competitive edge.
The tenth International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC) kicked off at the HSE University Moscow this week and will last until October 25. Bringing together over 400 participants from 15 countries, this year’s forum focuses on ‘Contributions of Higher Education to Society and Economy: Global, National and Local Perspectives.’
The tenth International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC) has commenced in Moscow this week and will last until October 25. This year’s conference focuses on ‘Contributions of Higher Education to Society and Economy: Global, National and Local Perspectives.’
The 2019 Innovations in Education Competition, organized by HSE University’s Institute of Education and the Rybakov Foundation, received more than 600 project submissions. First prize went to a St. Petersburg-based team for a project that aims to combat bullying against hearing-impaired children. The winners received an internship grant valid in any country in the world courtesy of the Institute of Education.
Experts at IOE and Yandex have reported findings from a one-of-a-kind massive joint study that they carried out in association with Stanford and the University of California to evaluate whether and how engaging in practices of e-learning contributes to academic performance in primary school. Completing more assignments online can be specifically of aid in catching up those early-graders who fall behind on math literacy, the study suggests.
In late September, IOE hosted the Second Russia–China Conference, Digital Transformation of Education and Artificial Intelligence. The event has offered a multifaceted forum for leading experts from the two countries to foreground and share the most important research, policy and practical perspectives in how the digital stride has been remolding various dimensions of the national education systems.
The Second Russia-China Education Research Conference – Digital Transformation of Education and Artificial Intelligence – was held last week at HSE University. Researchers from the two countries discussed changes taking place in the national education systems thanks to the digital revolution, as well as what can be borrowed from mutual experiences.
The HSE Institute of Education together with Yandex completed Russia’s first large-scale experiment assessing the impact of online technology on primary school students’ performance in school. The researchers concluded that online completion of assignments help improve mathematical literacy, particularly among underachieving students.
On August 22, HSE leaders, including the University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and Head of IOE Isak Froumin, met with Jaime Saavedra, Director of the World Bank's Education Global Practice.
Their ideas formed the basis of a declaration that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova proposed be signed by the participating countries of the 45th WorldSkills Championship. The championship comes to a close in Kazan on August 27.
On August 22, HSE University leadership met with Jaime Saavedra, Head of the World Bank's Education Global Practice.
Between August 22 and 27, Kazan, Russia is hosting the 45th WorldSkills international vocational championship that brings together over 1,300 young mid-skilled blue- and white-collar professionals from 63 countries who compete in 56 specializations. As part of WorldSkills Kazan 2019, a global Ministers of Education Summit was held last week where agency heads and top executives at the system level from more than 40 participant nations exchanged perspectives on key challenges and opportunities in deploying more robust frameworks for vocational monitoring and testing.
Between August 5 and 10, the Sixth International Summer School ‘Applied Psychometrics in Psychology and Education’ took place at IOE.
The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to the impact of technological progress on employment prospects and the development of competencies. This problem is viewed from the perspective of employees, companies and regions.
From June 24 to 25, the University of Bologna, Italy, which is the very cradle of the European university tradition with its history spanning as far back as 1088, welcomed over 1,000 academics and institutional leaders from 70 countries for an international conference, Bologna Process Beyond 2020, that celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Bologna Declaration. IOE experts Isak Froumin and Pavel Sorokin took part in the forum to present novel research insights into the role of education in building future-proof human capital for socio-economic growth.
On June 18, the third International Partners’ Week ‘Academic Agility: Preparing Students for an Uncertain Future’ began at HSE University. The event brings together representatives of more than 30 universities from 16 countries, including France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, Finland, the United Kingdom, and China. They have all come to Moscow to learn more about the kind of learning experience HSE University can provide, as well as to discuss practical challenges and solutions regarding international mobility.
On May 20, Days of the International Academy of Education kicked off at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Experts from all over the world who focus on global education policy trends will meet up across a number of HSE venues to engage in vibrant, multi-format networking, including lectures, workshops, Q&A sessions, etc. They will share their experience with Russian researchers, instructors and policymakers over the course of three days.
How does digital technology affect the behavior and health of schoolchildren? What opportunities does it proved teachers and school administrators? These and other issues were discussed by participants in the plenary session ‘Children’s Wellbeing in the Digital Age’ at the XX April International Scientific Conference of HSE.
An international research team involving IOE has reported findings from a large-scale project that benchmarks the learning outcomes among senior students of Computer Science (CS) at U.S., Indian, Chinese and Russian universities. Based on a unique testing methodology developed by ETS, the study finds that U.S. undergraduates have substantially stronger ability across dimensions of the CS curriculum than their peers from India, China and Russia. The paper has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The latest update of QS World University Rankings that was released earlier this week has placed HSE in an upper ‘100–150’ band in ‘Education’ – the highest position in this subject area among all Russian HE organizations to date.
The latest results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject demonstrate that Russian universities are continuing to make great strides in international rankings. Among the Russian universities that made the rankings, HSE tops the list with 16 specific subjects and 3 broad subject areas entering the rankings. Compared to last year, HSE has improved its performance in almost all subjects.
There is never a single-model approach or uniform guidance as to how an educational leader should best proceed to spearhead reforms that can spark positive change to benefit multiple realms and stakeholder groups. Letters to a New Minister of Education, a volume edited by Dr. Fernando M. Reimers that has recently been out in the U.S., shares a deep well of cross-country experience in how to make sustainable transformations in education come about.
The head of the HSE Institute of Education, Professor Isak Froumin, has joined the journal International Review of Education as a consulting editor. David Atchoarena, the publication’s editor-in-chief and the director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, recently informed the Institute of Education that he was extending this offer.
The first meeting of the IOE Visiting Committee, which includes six international experts in education from five countries alongside three Russian experts, was held on October 19–20. The Committee gave independent assessments with respect to multiple areas of the Institute's academic profile, which will serve as important groundwork for refining and reinforcing IOE’s Development Strategy through 2024.
The first meeting of IOE Expert Committee, which includes six international experts in education from five countries alongside three Russian experts, was held on October 19-20. The Committee gave an independent assessment of the Institute's activity and recommendations for finalizing its development strategy until 2024.
From October 26-27, a regular meeting of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 was held in Kaliningrad. The academic institutions involved in the project presented the results of their work and plans for the upcoming period of their respective roadmaps.
On October 5–7, Hakone, Japan hosted the 2018 Conference of Asia Pacific Sociological Association (APSA), the largest forum for multifaceted social scholarship in the Pacific Rim region. Senior researcher Pavel Sorokin, Academic Supervisor in IOE’s Evidence-based Educational Policy MA, presented at the event about a recent study he carried out together with IOE Head Isak Froumin, which aims to largely rethink the conceptual framework of human capital.
Flexibility and personalization are universally recognized as the key hallmarks of 21st century learning, but how do we go about implementing these principles in practice? At Arizona State University (ASU), which ranks among top U.S. institutions by technology and innovation, it is an advanced AI framework of adaptive learning that reigns supreme, enabling student-centric strategies that are best tailored to one’s personality traits, aptitudes and educational needs. IOE Head Isak Froumin has talked to Dale Johnson, EdPlus Manager at ASU, about what makes this adaptive learning system tick and how it contributes to effective learning.
Can basic income help even out inequality by empowering the less privileged? How should education be overhauled and what skills will become central to the human capital of tomorrow? Is Life-long Learning in fact set to spark a greater momentum for social mobility? Dr. Isak Froumin, Head of the HSE Institute of Education, and Dr. Philippe Van Parijs, a co-founder of the Basic Income European Network, addressed these and other topics of building a sustainable, better future for everyone during a special session held as part of this year’s ‘OSTROV 10–21’ international foresight forum in Vladivostok, Russia.
An international research team led by IOE has completed a large-scale study that analyzes how higher education systems have been evolving in federal countries. The resulting volume has recently come off the press at SAGE.
145 researchers from 30 countries discussed how higher education systems work on global and national levels, and how they are influenced by the processes of differentiation and integration.
As the 2018 CHER International Higher Education Conference was underway at HSE Moscow during August 30 – September 1, we approached several IOE experts in between the forum sessions to ask about the most interesting topics and areas on the Conference agenda.
The HSE Institute of Education has been authorised to nominate projects for the largest annual award in the field of education, the 2019 Yidan Prize. The amount of the prize is nearly four times that of the Nobel Prize, with $3.87 million being awarded in two categories – education research and education development.
On August 3–5, South Africa’s Cape Town welcomed over 500 leading academics from 62 countries for the 2018 Global Congress of World Education Research Association (WERA), the largest international venue for multidisciplinary educational scholarship and networking. IOE researchers Pavel Sorokin, Sergey Kosaretsky and Roman Zvyagintsev were also presenting at this year’s WERA event.
The HSE Institute of Education has been authorised to nominate projects for the largest annual prize awarded in the field of education, the 2019 Yidan Prize. The size of the prize is nearly four times that of the Nobel Prize, with $3.87 million being awarded in two categories – education research and education development.
On August 8–12, the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk hosted this year’s Finals of the WorldSkills Russia national competition of young professionals. As part of the event, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the HSE Institute of Education and WorldSkills Russia, marking an important new alliance for further advancing the national system of vocational education & training.
The Higher School of Economics and WorldSkills Russia have agreed to join forces to develop professional competencies and implement international best practices into the vocational education system.
This July, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between IOE and Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University (KazNPU). In accordance with the agreement, the parties will jointly embark on a multifaceted, high-scope agenda in R&D areas central to IOE’s academic profile.
On June 9–15, the town of Pushkin near St. Petersburg, Russia hosted the Sixth International Summer School on Multidisciplinary Higher Education Research organized by the HSE Institute of Education (IOE). Bringing together a premier cohort of accomplished international academics and bright early-career scholars, the 2018 School aimed to explore new and deeper perspectives on how higher education can contribute to positive socio-economic change at all levels.
A European round-up in the May 26 issue of The Economist spotlights what Vladimir Putin’s fourth presidential term will likely bring for Russian education and how the country’s academic progressives, led by the HSE Institute of Education, conceive of L&D policy priorities and reforms.
The HSE Academic Honors Award acknowledges contribution to high-impact scholarship and the advancement of multifaceted cooperation in global science and education.
The Contribution to Science and Education Award, established by the HSE, recognises outstanding contributions to academic development and international academic cooperation.
On April 11, the educational portion of the XIX April International Academic Conference featured a presentation and discussion of the paper ‘12 Solutions for New Education,’ which was prepared by the Higher School of Economics and the Centre for Strategic Development.
Russian Educational Research Association (RERA), where the HSE Institute of Education (IOE) is one of the founding members, has recently completed formalities to join European Educational Research Association (EERA).
IOE doctoral student Irina Shcheglova has recently completed her internship with the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California Berkeley (the USA). Immediately after she returned to Moscow, Irina was thrilled to finally share with IOE fellows about the academic experiences she has gained and her overall impressions of this trip.
A team of IOE researchers has recently visited the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California Berkeley, the U.S. to take part in the international conference New Nationalism and Universities.
On November 27, the HSE Academic Council held an awards ceremony dedicated to the university’s 25th anniversary. The meeting saw the participation of representatives of the Russian President, members of government, and members of the Russian Federal Assembly. Governmental awards were given to a number of HSE employees for their tremendous accomplishments.
On November 6–8, 2017, China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University welcomed the 7th International Conference on World-Class Universities (WCU-7). The forum’s special topic was “World-Class Universities: Towards a Global Common Good and Seeking National and Institutional Contributions." IOE experts Isak Froumin and Mikhail Lisyutkin took part in WCU-7 to present about a leading global university’s multi-mission development model. During the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between IOE and Zhejiang University’s College of Education.
September 26th marked 40 days since the tragic death of Dmitry Semyonov, the Head of the IOE Laboratory for University Development and Aide to the HSE Rector. Below, the Academic Supervisor of the HSE Institute of Education, Isak Froumin, discusses the impact Dmitry (Dima) had on his colleagues, as well as his contribution to education research.
On September 15–16, 2017, the University of Helsinki, Finland, welcomed the second seminar by the International Academic Consortium working as part of the Key Competencies and New Literacy project, a joint initiative between IOE and Sberbank’s Investment in Future foundation.
Russian and Chinese researchers will join forces to study the two countries’ education systems and develop possible strategies for their further modernisation over the period to 2030, in a new joint project set to run for a decade.
In July 2017, the HSE Institute of Education welcomed its first international summer school Inequality of Educational Opportunities. Organized by the IOE International Laboratory for Education Policy Analysis, this venue aimed to promote best-practice approaches to inequality research through multi-dimensional academic debate and learning about today’s advanced methodology in social data analysis.
IOE Researchers Contribute to Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions
IOE experts Isak Froumin and Farida Zagirova have recently contributed a chapter on the modern system of higher education in Russia to Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions, edited by Jung Cheol Shin and Pedro Teixeira.
China’s National Institute of Education Sciences and IOE to Cooperate on Long-term International Comparative Study
On April 12, IOE representatives held a meeting with a delegation from China’s National Institute of Education Sciences (NIES). The parties have shared their overall vision of cooperation prospects and made a series of specific project commitments.
At ‘Crossroads and Prospects for the Development of Russian Education’, a special session held as part of the XVIII April Conference, experts discussed the section related to education from a recent report on the strategy of Russia’s development by the Centre for Strategic Research. Since investments in education have an effect after 15-20 years, participants analyzed development prospects up to 2035.
The International Symposium on Economics and Sociology of Education is being held on April 11-14 as part of the XVIII April Conference on Economic and Social Development. On April 11, experts discussed the dynamics of educational outcomes in Russia and beyond (based on data culled from international projects to monitor the quality of education) at a roundtable session organized by the World Bank.
The XVIII April International Academic Conference has kicked off at Higher School of Economics (HSE). This major event includes expert discussions on the strategic problems facing Russia’s economic and social development. Representatives of the Russian Government will take part in the debates.
On March 5–9, 2017, the U.S. city of Atlanta, Georgia hosted the 2017 Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Seeking the most diverse engagement in the venue’s multiple opportunities for expertise exchange, debate, and academic networking, a representative team of experts with IOE’s leading research & advisory centres took part in this year’s CIES event. Presentations were given by Isak Froumin, Oleg Leshukov, Elena Minina, Pavel Sorokin, Zumrad Kataeva, Martin Carnoy, Tatiana Khavenson, and Andrey Zakharov.
IOE Experts among Authors of Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions
An article by IOE Academic Supervisor Isak Froumin and Junior Researcher Daria Platonova has been published in Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions.
The meeting of International Advisory Committee starts December 6. Three newly appointed members of IAC have shared with HSE News Service their views on the role of external consultants in the development of universities, described their reasons for joining the committee and spoke about HSE’s academic reputation and the challenges the university faces.
The Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers, CHER, is a key event in higher education research in Europe. Traditionally, CHER has attracted the best researchers and experts with a unique opportunity to learn about cutting-edge studies in the field, as well as to present their own research to the global community. This year’s conference took place from September 4 to 7, 2016, in Cambridge, England. A group of staff from the HSE Institute of Education took part in the event, including Isak Froumin, Igor Chirikov, Mikhail Lisyutkin, Dmitry Semyonov, Daria Platonova, Ksenia Romanenko, and Tatiana Semenova.
The summer session of the Competition for Innovators in Education (KIvO), organized by the Higher School of Economics, was recently held in Moscow. Over a four-day period and under the careful watch of respected experts, KIvO participants worked on and developed projects, which will be presented to potential investors at the International Conference on New Educational Technologies EdCruch, slated for September 12-14, 2016 in Moscow.
The second issue of Voprosy obrazovaniya/Educational Studies.Moscow has been recently released. The current issue features the following thematic section – Recruitment, Education and Retention of Teachers: Issues and Challenges in the Eastern/Central Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Mongolia.
The first International Conference on Excellence Initiatives took place in St. Petersburg from June 30 to July 2. It was organized by 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence project, and its participants came from 11 countries. Academic advisor of the HSE Institute of Education Isak Froumin and Institute’s junior research fellow Mikhail Lisyutkin were among the speakers at the conference.
On June 17–18, Deans of Schools of Education from leading research universities gathered in the town of Pushkin, near St. Petersburg, Russia. The Summit entitled “Schools of Education at Research Universities: Challenges, Opportunities, Collaboration” was organized by the Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics, and the Graduate School of Education, Peking University.
The IV International Summer School on Higher Education Research, which was devoted to ‘Higher Education, Society and State’, was held June 4-10 in St. Petersburg. Organized jointly with the China Institute for Educational Finance Research at Peking University, the Summer School brings together senior and junior scholars in the field of higher education research; it aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas, enhance research quality, and foster the integration of early-career researchers into the international academic community.
On April 29, 2016 at the Academic Council meeting 25 HSE Professors were conferred the status of Tenured Professor.
The plenary session of the XVII International Academic Conference ‘From the Broad Educational Opportunities Towards Social Mobility Through Education’, held on April 20, 2016, was dedicated to the ways of overcoming inequality in education.
On December 7, the sixth meeting of the HSE International Advisory Committee opened with leading experts from around the world in the field of science and education coming together to discuss the university’s achievements and the challenges it faces, as well as its objectives for the coming years. Following two days of discussions, the committee members will form recommendations on changes to the primary areas of development.
On 4th - 7th November the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, ASHE took place in Denver, Colorado. Incorporated in 1976 ASHE is the oldest professional association in higher education studies and has more than 2,000 members, mostly Americans.
On September 7-9 The Annual Conference of The Consortium of higher education Researchers / CHER 28th Annual Conference took place in Lisbon, Portugal. This year’s theme was ‘Global Challenges, National Initiatives, and Institutional Responses – The Transformation of Higher Education’. The participants discussed recent transformations in higher education: what global challenges the universities face and how to cope with these challenges.
On July 23, 2015 HSE hosted the delegation from University of Central Asia, represented by Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Executive Chairman, Board Executive Committee and Dr Ariff Kachra, Dean of Academic Affairs.
Four HSE Research Centers Included in the Boston College Worldwide Inventory of Higher Education Research Centers
The Boston College Center for International Higher Education has published its Worldwide Inventory of Research Centers, Academic Programmes and Journals in Higher Education. Four Russian research centers are included, all of them are part of HSE.
For the first time, students and post-grads are invited to listen in on plenary sessions of the International April Conference. They will be able to find out ‘from the horse’s mouth’ what the world’s top academics, economists, government and public figures think about the current state of Russia’s economy and society.
On December 3, HSE marked ‘Russian Universities’ Day’ – an event held during the BRICS University summit organized by Times Higher Education and the 5/100 Project for Raising the Competitiveness of Russia’s Leading Universities among the top global higher education institutions.
On October 16-18, the 5th International Conference of the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers took place at the Higher School of Economics. The theme of this year's conference was 'Managing Differentiation in Rapidly Changing Higher Education Systems: Challenges and Opportunities.'
A HSE Institute of Education seminar on September 16, saw the launch of the Russian-language book Mass higher education – BRIC triumph? by HSE publishing house (the English original, University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy, Triumph of the BRICs? was published last year by Stanford University Press). Attendees discussed development trends in higher education.
The new makeup of the Expert Council to the Russian government has been confirmed. It includes 366 members, 23 of whom are HSE staff.
is how many first-years will be admitted to Chinese universities in 2020. These and other interesting facts are presented in the book University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy. Triumph of the BRICs?,which has been released in Russian by the publishing house of the Higher School of Economics. The English version of the book was published a year ago by Stanford University’s publishing house.
‘Factors Affecting the Quality of Engineering Education in the Four Largest Emerging Economies’, an article co-authored by Isak Froumin,Martin Carnoy and Prashant Loyalka, was published in the academic journal Higher Education. The article focuses on assessing the evolving capacity of higher education systems in BRIC countries with respect to producing qualified engineering graduates.
On May 15-17, the 2nd SERU Consortium (Student experience in the research university) conference took place at the HSE. It was devoted to problems concerning the educational milieu of contemporary research universities.
On February 17-18, 2014, the HSE will host the Fifth Annual Saburov Readings Conference. Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, internationally renowned and the most widely cited authority in educational science for the past two decades, will present a seminar at the HSE Institute of Education.
On June 29th 2012, the latest regular session of the Higher School of Economics Academic Council took place at the HSE. The agenda included information on the launch of new faculties and departments, approval of certain regulatory documents, as well as the results of the voting process for the teaching staff competition.
The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has awarded honours to some researchers from the Higher School of Economics for their work on the Strategy 2020 expert groups, including organization of the groups, the preparation of suggestions on topical issues for Russian socio-economic strategy up to 2020 and their personal input into the expert and analytical work
On October 28th and 29th the 2nd International Conference of Higher Education Researchers ‘Universities and State’ took place at the Higher School of Economics. The event was organized by the Russian Association for Tertiary Education Research with the support of the HSE.
The World Bank in Washington has launched a new book, ‘The Road to Academic Excellence’, which presents eleven case studies of young research universities from all over the world. The only Russian example included in the book is the Higher School of Economics.
On September 13th 2011 a seminar by the HSE Institute for Educational Studies took place. Martin Carnoy, Professor at the University of Stanford and Academic Supervisor at the HSE International Laboratory for Educational Policy Research, spoke on ‘The Low Achievement Trap: Comparing Schools in Botswana and South Africa’.
Martin Carnoy, Professor at the Stanford University (USA) and Academic Supervisor of the HSE International Laboratory for Educational Policy Research, told us about some of the tasks and plans for the Laboratory.