D r. Dominic Orr has dual citizenship in Britain and Germany. He has a doctorate in comparative education from the Technical University of Dresden and is Adjunct Professor for Management in Education at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, with a focus on open education and digital learning.
Dominic works as Research Lead at the Kiron educational platform and NGO. Previous to this appointment, he worked as senior researcher at FiBS-Research Institute for the Economics of Education and Social Affairs in Berlin, and as international project leader at the German Centre for Higher Education Research (DZHW) in Hannover. He has also worked as external consultant for the OECD, UNESCO and the World Bank.
His area of work spans questions of access to higher education, educational governance, quality assurance and funding to – more recently – issues related to education in a Digital World, including the topics Open Educational Resources, Open Badges and future skills. He has just completed an international foresight study on the future of higher education for the German government, and in 2018 he completed a study in collaboration with the Open University UK on digital adaption of higher education provisions by universities across the globe, which was commissioned by the International Council on Open and Distance Education (ICDE). He is co-author of a White Paper entitled Bologna Digital 2020, which aims to encourage the use of digitalisation in higher education for improved services and support for students – a promise which Kiron is aiming to realise.