HED CLUB: international relations, education news and events in higher education

In a rapidly changing world universities are facing the following challenges: HEI's brand positioning as a factor of international competitiveness improvement; HEI as a news source; influence of informational transparency on HEI's performance; insufficiency of informational promotion of its achievements.

The modern University, being one of the main drivers of socioeconomic development, is expected to respond quickly to ever-changing world in order to create favorable conditions that contribute to the disclosure of the personal potential of the person. At the same time, universities need to respond timely and flexibly to the requirements of stakeholders (society, state, employers), to global trends, and to compete successfully with other educational service providers.

To be more precise, universities constitute the most important sector of society, the human capital and the human values, the foundation of the future, and higher education is the foundation of these values worldwide. These values are passed on from century to century, from generation to generation in both top world universities and small universities known only locally. This mission has always been the most important.

And universities fulfill this mission with one strict condition – their ability to hearing each other should be maximized because the global world scales up all of the criteria and “threshold requirements” including this one.

That’s our projection of the HED mission and goal: this is an international online community for the interuniversity dialogue with the highest level of interaction.

If you would like to inform various stakeholders on the upcoming event or project you are planning to implement, contact HED, your reliable media partner.

Media partnership

Higher Education Discovery traditionally acts as a media partner of many large-scale international and all-Russian educational events (exhibitions, forums, conferences, etc.) providing space for promotional and informational materials of the events significant for the academicians.

We invite event planners for cooperation in promoting upcoming activities online and offline and could offer the following:

  • banner on https://hedclub.com, 370x123 pixels;
  • banner on http://akvobr.ru, 360x100 pixels;
  • press release and a post-show report on hedclub.com (in English);
  • press release and a post-show report on akvobr.ru (in Russian);
  • publication of an artwork, event announcement in the Higher Education Discovery (HED) international journal (global circulation over 80 countries);
  • publication of an artwork, event announcement in the Russian-language Akkreditatsiya v obrazovanii  journal (circulation 3,000 copies);
  • inclusion of the advertisements into the newsletter (more than 10,000 recipients);

Visit our advertising promotion page for more options.

About us

The HED (Higher Education Discovery) international project was initiated by Accreditation in Education Company, the leading Russian company specializing in educational projects and events and their media support. We help our partners distribute their information effectively and obtain current analytical information, promote educational projects, best practices and find new partners. HED networks thousands of international universities, hundreds of Russian universities and colleges.

Our projects have been successfully implemented since 2005, including:

  • Information and analytical Akkreditatsiya v obrazovanii journal;
  • Higher Education Discovery international project;
  • NAMES in Education  journal;
  • Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia reference book;
  • Best University Press Service All-Russian project;
  • MEDIA Activity of the Universities of the Russian Federation project;
  • Bank of Best Practices of Further Professional Education in Russia;
  • Webinar sessions for various departments of universities, Online EDU Fair.

International educational advertising website HEDCLUB.com

The survey of the international affairs departments carried out by in 2017 revealed that 96% of respondents preferred active strategies of partner search, only 3.7% stated that they prefer to be contacted by their international partners first. In other words, we are currently observing the active development of the proactive university policies of internationalization and transparency which are evolving in higher education institutions over the globe. We aim to support this global tendency using a variety of tools.

One of such tools is international website HEDCLUB.com which has over 500 registered higher education institutions from Russia and abroad as of September 2018. The website is a platform to inform the academic public and disseminate education news on upcoming international events (conferences, forums, exhibitions, fairs), as well as to find partners for the common projects.

You are invited to become the member of international education advertising website HEDCLUB.com  and post your advertisements, search our online global partnership database for new opportunities, create new links to establish cooperation with educational organizations abroad, joint research with student and staff exchange, education fair announcements, sponsorship and grants, research and development.

For example, you can announce key events happened in 2018 academic year, or invite to participate in projects and events planned for 2018-2019 academic year - from your personal account for free.

We hope this tool will significantly contribute to enhancing the internationalization and developing cross-border partnerships.

Higher Education Discovery international journal

The journal was first introduced to the public during the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Academic Conference (AAC) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May 2017. A year has passed and we have already made strong partnerships with higher education institutions over the globe since then. One year is a too short lifespan, yet our journal has accomplished a lot: we have had a bunch of meaningful events, effective meetings, bright ideas, strategic initiatives and much more. Our readers might wonder what the outcomes of the first year are? First and foremost: the global system of education is extremely diverse. We were privileged to get to know higher education institutions from 80 countries of the world and build strong partnerships with them. Even though the national environment and educational policies are diverse, the departments of international cooperation at different universities over the globe face similar challenges and represent similar hierarchical academic and information structures, tools, criteria, and objectives.

We are grateful to our readers and subscribers: universities, educational institutions, government agencies, educational authorities, quality assurance agencies, student recruitment agencies in 80 countries.

Read more education news including international events, conferences, forums, exhibitions, and other important venues on hedclub.com, international education advertising website.

Table of Contents

Workforce capacity of Chukotka

Aalto University becomes a member of the UNITE! alliance

Russia is preparing for bilateral years of Russian-Chinese science and technology cooperation

International students in Kyrgyzstan

The 4th Higher Education Leadership Forum

The webinar under the aegis of APQN took place as part of the EDU Atmosphere project

The National Centre for Public Accreditation has become a full member of ENQA

7th AQ Austria Annual Conference

Russia is planning to boost education and raise number of foreign students

15 Russian Universities in ARWU Ranking by Subject

Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum 2019

QS WORLDWIDE 2019 to be held in Almaty

HSE is the only Russian university in THE Young Universities Ranking-2019

Cooperation agreement signed by Kazan Federal University and Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management

Recognition of the IAAR activities in the international educational space

International Quality Assurance Programme 2019

Universities of the Far East and the Arctic will strengthen ties with India

More international students take postgraduate programs in China

North-Eastern Federal University will train cultural industry experts

Moscow and Beijing will develop an educational tourism program for universities

25 Russian universities enter the QS World University Rankings 2020

Don State Technical University opened an educational platform in China

Nizhny Novgorod universities want to attract more Chinese students

Dropouts and failure rates shoot up at Australian universities

NIAD-QE University Quality Assurance Forum 2019

Universities and research institutes of China, Ukraine, and Russia have signed cooperation agreements

III International Festival "Student Spring of the BRICS and SCO Countries"

The Russian-Chinese Institute of Transport Education opened at Irkutsk State Transport University

How can foreign graduates help Russian universities?

Askar Mamin presents new Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan

Modern campuses will be established in the Tomsk Region and the Perm Territory

Kyrgyzstan universities and colleges will independently develop their educational programs

At least 14 Russian language education centers will be established abroad

The Union State of Russia and Belarus: common education space

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2019

Xi Jinping receives honorary doctorate from St. Petersburg State University

National University Ranking 2019 by Interfax

Internationalization of Kyrgyzstan universities: double degrees and digitization of higher education

Bashkir universities will cooperate with Dresden University of Technology

Putin instructed the government to increase the quota for international students

Russia and Uzbekistan have signed an agreement on the mutual recognition of education, qualifications and academic degrees

EduTraC Oman (Higher Education, Training and Career Development Exhibition)

Scholarship program for studying in Kazakhstan universities

540 young engineers will present their ideas on digitization of the fuel and energy sector

The delegation of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China visited the Republic of Belarus

Germany needs international students

CHE Ranking 2019: the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of universities from German-speaking countries

Russia and Spain agreed on mutual diploma recognition

Type of university is unbiased

First Chinese-language testing center opened in Pyongyang, North Korea