Our guest speaker : Dr. Barbara Ischinger

Dear participants,
We are glad to announce our guest speaker Dr. Barbara Ischinger to you.

Dr. Ischinger has been the Director for Education for the OECD since January 2006. She has held a range of senior international positions for more than 20 years  in the fields of international co-operation and education, with a focus on Europe, the United States and Africa.


Before joining the OECD, Dr. Ischinger was:

  • Director at UNESCO heading the Division of International Cultural Co-operation , Presentation and Enrichment of Cultural Identities,  between 1992-1994.
  • Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Germany, between 1994-2000.
  • Executive Vice-President for International Affairs and Public Relations at Berlin Humboldt Universität, between 2000-2005

In her present capacity, Dr Ischinger is responsible for the Directorate for Education which helps Member countries  improve the quality, equity and efficiency of their educational systems.