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Alexander M. Sidorkin

  • Alexander M. Sidorkin has been at HSE University since 2013.


So far, my life has been that of a typical academic: two grad schools - one in Russia and one in the States (I was too slow to learn at the first try), climbing the ladder from an assistant professor to a Dean. I worked in five different universities full time - two Russian (including HSE) and three American ones. All that time I have taught various breeds of educators, and was thinking and writing about education. Thats is either because I know nothing else, or because I am convinced that in the future, economy and education will switch places: the latter will serve the former, not the other way around. 

Education and Degrees

  • 1996

    Вашингтонский университет

  • 1996

    Doctoral programme in Philosophy of Education
    University of Washington, College of Education

  • 1992

    Master's in Peace Studies
    University of Notre Dame, Peace Studies

  • 1992

    Doctoral programme in Education
    Russian Academy of Education Institute of Theory and History of Pedagogics, Educational systems

  • 1991

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in General Pedagogy, History of Pedagogy and Education
    Russian Academy of Education Institute of Theory and History of Pedagogics
    Thesis Title: School as a Developing System: Driving Forces and Contradictions

  • 1985

    Degree in History and Youth Development
    Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, History

* Candidate of Sciences
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.

Editorial board membership

  • 2014: Editor-in-chief, Russian Education & Society (Russian Education and Society).

  • 2013: Member of the Editorial Council, Studies in Philosophy and Education.

  • 2013: Member of the Editorial Board, Вопросы образования (Educational studies).

  • 2010: Member of the Editorial Council, Сибирский педагогический журнал.










Article Сидоркин А. М. Профессиональная подготовка учителей в США: Уроки для России // Вопросы образования. 2013. № 1. С. 136-155.








Article Sidorkin A. M. The New Slavery, or Chrysalization of Class // Journal of Philosophy of Education. 2006. P. 417-425.








Article Sidorkin A. M. Redefinition of Plurality: On the Value of Double Messages // Russian Education and Society. 1998. Vol. 16. No. 1. P. 99-104.



Article Sidorkin A. M. The Pedagogy of the Interhuman // Journal of Philosophy of Education. 1995. P. 412-419.

Personal site

Taking Learning & Networking Online in Crisis Times: Lessons from Global Academia

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.

‘When there’s a good opportunity for a research internship abroad, just don’t miss out’

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.

IOE Experts Take Part in International Conference at University of California Berkeley

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.

Papers by IOE Experts Featured in Springer’s New Volume on Educational Reforms and Innovation

Several academic papers by leading experts at the HSE Institute of Education have been featured in Springer’s newly released volume Reforms and Innovation in Education, edited by Alexander M. Sidorkin and Mark K. Warford. The authors explore various factors and processes shaping the relationships between educational reforms, as driven by deep and progressive socioeconomic changes, their effects on innovations across the educational realm, and the implications for the quality of human capital.

The Philosophy of Foucault, and Social Media Attitudes across Global School Settings

One of the chapters in Springer’s newly released academic volume Transforming Education is co-authored by IOE education innovation researcher Diana Koroleva. Entitled Coup D’etat in the Panopticon: Social Networking in Education, the paper has been inspired by a series of seminars in philosophy Diana was attending on her doctoral track at the IOE Graduate School of Education.

Language of Generations Project Wins 2016 KIvO Award

On September 12, the winner of the 2016 Innovation in Education (KIvO) award was announced at the EdCrunch International Conference on New Educational Technologies. Taking home the prize this year was The Language of Generations, a social project that pairs up senior citizens from Russia with foreign students who are learning Russian.

'HSE is the Best Choice for Those Who Want to Carry out Research in Education'

Ivan Smirnov graduated from his master’s programme in Paris and hadn’t really considered coming back to Russia. But that was before he learned about the full-time advanced doctoral programme at HSE. The programme has some unique advantages among Russian programmes, which make it comparable to European PhDs.

Education Innovators Face Experts and Pitch Sessions at KIvO 

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. 

HSE Takes Part in St. Petersburg’s VK FEST

The Russian social network VK (Vkontakte) is holding a festival in St. Petersburg July 16-17. In addition to concerts by popular groups, sports events and a number of other attractions, visitors will be able to attend lectures by people including representatives of HSE and HSE Lab.

Schools of Education at Research Universities: Challenges, Opportunities, Collaboration

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.

Innovators in Education Now More Pragmatic and Less Ideological

On September 13, as part of the EdCrunch 2015 conference devoted to new educational technologies and progressive pedagogical approaches, the final round of the KIvO-2015 Innovations in Education Competition will take place. Below, the head of the Institute of Education’s Centre for the Study of Educational Innovations, Alexander Sidorkin, talks about innovations and the people behind them.

Building Partnerships in Central Asia

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.

Postgraduates at the Institute of Education Become Part of the International Research Community

This year government funding is available for twenty places (4 times more than usual) on the Education and Pedagogical Sciences course at the HSE Postgraduate Institute of Education. Entry exams are in September but 15th May is the deadline for sending in a portfolio to increase your chances of getting a place. Here is a brief description of the course.