Igor Lesko

Ruhr University Bochum

Received Sylff fellowship in 2007.
Academic supervisor: Prof. Dr. Fred Mulder; Dr. Dominic Orr and Dr. Cable Green
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives: Master of Arts in Development Studies (2005, University of the Western Cape, South Africa); Master of Arts in Development Management (2007, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany); Published articles in Open Access Journals; Presenter at numerous international conferences; Recipient of scholarships/fellowships for degree or international study exchange programs (Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, USA). 

Current Affiliation: Open Education Consortium ( - Director of Operations

 Igor Lesko, originally from Slovakia, has been living in South Africa since 2003. Following his undergraduate studies in European Studies, Igor spent one year at Bard College (USA) in an international exchange programme, made possible through the Open Society Foundations. He earned M.A. degrees in Social Development and Development Management from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and Ruhr University (Germany) in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Currently, Igor is a PhD candidate at the Open University of the Netherlands. The focus of his PhD research is on the Impact of International Organizations on Governmental OER policies.
Igor works for the Open Education Consortium as a Director of Operations, The main focus on his work is on advancing open education around world. In other words, strategies that will make education and educational opportunities more accessible, affordable and inclusive.
LinkedIn: Twitter: igor_lesko

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