International Summer School ‘Inequality of Educational Opportunities’

Deadline: 21 April 2017
Open to: senior undergraduates, doctoral students, and institutional academics
Venue: 2– 7 July 2017 in Moscow, Russia


The IOE International Laboratory for Education Policy Analysis and the HSE Institute of Education invite applications for the upcoming INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL on education inequality research, which is to take place in Moscow, Russia on JULY 2–7, 2017.

By enabling vibrant opportunities to learn firsthand about frontline quantitative methodology in the subject research area, the International Summer School seeks to promote advanced, best-practice academic approaches to addressing social and educational inequality agendas.

In particular, the Summer School participants will focus on the following key issues:

  • Inequality in individual learning achievement: structure and dynamics;
  • Variations in educational access across different income groups and communities;
  • Resource disparity within educational systems: institutional barriers and ‘ski-jumps’. Students’ educational trajectories;
  • Ways to better address issues of social and educational inequality: resilience factors.

The Summer School will include lectures as well as practical sessions. The School will introduce participants to the recent topics in the research on educational inequality and offer valuable experience in data analysis and interpretation. As an outcome, the participants will make presentations of their own research on related topics.


Participation of scholars with various relevant backgrounds and at different career levels, including senior undergraduates, doctoral students, and institutional academics.

The Summer School’s working language is English.


Scholarships will be provided to cover participation fee and HSE Campus accommodation for applicants selected on a competitive basis. Travel expenses will be covered by the participants.

How to apply?

To apply, please submit the following credential pack in English at:

  • A CV specifying your academic and professional background, including research experience, publications, etc;
  • A cover letter supporting your interest in joining the Summer School;
  • A summary of your current research project (up to 1,000 words, formatted Times New Roman 12, single line spacing, 1.25 cm left indent, 2 cm top * 2 cm bottom * 3 cm left * 1.5 cm right margin spacing).

For more information please visit the official web page.


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