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Dr. Dominic Orr

Project Manager
Dr. Dominic Orr

Dr. Dominic Orr

Project Manager, Research associate
+49 (0)30 8471 223-0

Research focus:

Comparative higher education research
Funding for students and higher education
Access to higher education
Open education
Higher education governance

Dominic Orr, PhD, has been a project leader and senior researcher at FiBS since the autumn of 2015. Previously he was a project leader and researcher at the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). While there, he served as international project leader for EUROSTUDENT for ten years. In 2005 he conducted an evaluation of the “Social Dimension of Higher Education” in Armenia, Croatia, and Lithuania. The evaluation was part of the project Peer Learning for the Social Dimension (PL4SD) and was undertaken at the request of the three countries’ ministries of education.

In recent years, Dominic Orr has collaborated with ministries of science and higher education in various European countries, has been an active member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG), and has carried out projects for the European Commission, the OECD, and UNESCO.

His areas of specialization are comparative higher education research, funding for students and higher education, access to higher education, open education, and issues of higher education governance. He has given lectures and published extensively in Germany and abroad.

Dominic Orr is English. He earned his PhD in Dresden with a dissertation on comparative higher education research.

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Career

Since 2015    
Senior researcher – FiBS Research Institute for Education and Social Economy
Berlin, Germany

2015
External Consultant – UNESCO, Global Education Monitoring Report
Paris, France

2015
External Consultant – DZHW, for international initiatives, especially EUROSTUDENT and EUROGRADUATE, a project focused on university graduates
Hannover, Germany

2013-2015
Senior Policy Advisor / Project Leader – OECD/CERI study on open educational resources (OER)
Paris, France

2002-2015
Senior Researcher and International Project Leader – German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)
Hannover, Germany

2001-2002     
Researcher – International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM), University of Bath
Bath, Great Britain

2000-2001
Researcher – Faculty of Education, Technical University of Dresden
Dresden, Germany

1995-1998
Researcher – Faculty of Education, Technical University of Dresden
Dresden, Germany