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.

Troubling Muslim Youth Identities: Nation, Religion, Gender

The presentations, recordings and photographs from this successful event hosted by CIE at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts on 19 October are now available to view.

We would be very grateful if you would complete the online survey if you took part in the event. You can also order the book online.


blog on learning and bullying in the IIEP learning portal (UNESCO) has been published. It is based on a paper co-authored by Marcos Delprato (Lecturer in International Education), Kwame Akyeampong (Professor of International Education and Development) and Máiréad Dunne (Professor of Sociology of Education).

Check out the latest CIE Annual Report

CIE annual report cover 2016/17CIE Annual Report: 2016/17 [PDF 7.08MB]








Check out the new blog by Professor Emeritus Keith Lewin: World Education Blog

Featured publication

Delprato, Marcos and Akyeampong, Kwame (2017). The effect of early marriage timing on women's and children's health in Sub-Saharan Africa and South West Asia. Annals of Global Health. ISSN: 2214-9996 (Accepted)

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For information about CIE contact
Projects Coordinator
Jane Shepard

CIE Director
Professor Mario Novelli
T +44 (0)1273 678639

CIE Deputy Director
Professor Kwame Akyeampong
T +44 (0)1273 877051

Centre for International Education
Department of Education
School of Education and Social Work
Essex House
University of Sussex