School of Education and Social Work

Centre for International Education (CIE)

Education and development in the Global South and the diaspora is the main focus of CIE. Our aim is to undertake research and provide a knowledge hub, insights and findings related to the concerns of lower income countries in different parts of the world seeking to enhance their development. Over the last 20 years, CIE has grown to become one of the largest and most highly rated academic groups of its kind in the UK, with a reputation as a leader in its fields of study and as a centre of excellence.

CIE offers a friendly, supportive and challenging environment in which to debate development issues, theoretical perspectives and methodological positions related to education and development. Its staff support the International Education and Development MA and approximately 30 doctoral candidates on the Education PhD course.

Undergraduates may want to consider complementing their studies with additional 'elective' modules (15 credits each) or 'pathways' (60 credits) in International Education and Development. Details can be found under Customise your course.

MAIED in Paris - pic 1MAIED students visit UNESCO, Paris

A group from the International Education and Development MA (MAIED) visited UNESCO headquarters in Paris over the Easter holiday (26 March 2018).

The visit included three presentations explaining the background and aims of UNESCO, education in crisis, teacher development, and UNESCO’s role in bridging the humanitarian and development divide. MAIED in Paris - pic 3The Sussex students thoroughly enjoyed interacting with UNESCO staff and the topics covered, particularly as the latter offered an insight into the practical application of what they are learning on their course, as well as into potential career choices post-graduation.

The group also met the NGO-UNESCO liaison committee to learn more about the role that civil society organisations play in promoting the work of UNESCO.

Thanks to some spring sunshine, the vsist culminated in a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower.


I had never thought that I would work in Albania before I started my Master's at Sussex

Read about Ryoko Endo's journey from Sussex Masters to Albania and how the International Education and Development MA course "changed my life completely".

Keep up to date on development issues with these blogs ...

1. New post on UKFIET blog dated 5 January written by Marcos Delprato on 'Why parental aspirations matter for children's learning among indigenous populations in Latin America within the new SDG agenda'.

2. A UNESCO-hosted blog on learning and bullying in the IIEP learning portal is now available based on a paper co-authored by Marcos DelpratoKwame Akyeampong and Máiréad Dunne.

3. The Global Education Monitoring Report's World Education Blog includes contributions from former CIE Director, Emeritus Professor Keith Lewin.

Check out the latest CIE Annual Report

CIE annual report cover 2016/17








Featured publication

Delprato, Marcos and Chudgar, Amita (2018): 'Factors Associated with Private-Public School Performance: Analysis of TALIS-PISA link data'. International Journal of Educational Development. (Accepted)


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CIE Director
Professor Mario Novelli
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CIE Deputy Director
Professor Kwame Akyeampong
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CIE Research Fellow
Gunjan Wadhwa

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Department of Education
School of Education and Social Work
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University of Sussex