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.

Don't miss ...


Date: Thursday 1 March, 2018
Time: 5-6.30pm
Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room, Essex House
Speaker: Dr Julia Paulson, University of Bristol
Title: Museums, Monuments, Memorials and… Education? Education as a site of memory
Seminar promo: 
CIE Seminar Promo: 1march2018 [PDF 94.63KB]


For details of all upcoming CIE-hosted events this term, see CIE Spring Events 2018 [PDF 91.64KB].

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".

Check out the CIE Winter Newsletter: 2017/18 [PDF 278.84KB] to find out what we've been doing over the course of the last term. It's all here!

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)

CIE on Twitter

Education and development in the Global South is the main focus of the Centre for International Education at the University of Sussex.

RT @IDS_UK: Excited to launch the new #SussexDev lecture series on the #Humanitarian-Development Nexus - with a fantastic line-……

Articulations of global citizenship through religious identities of Muslim Youth @BCrossouard @SussexCIE research c……

Nation as gendered - division of public & private spheres& embedding of Western notion of gender binaries……

The continuing significance of nation in voices of youth & the idea of 'global' citizens @BCrossouard @SussexCIE re……

The notion of internal and external 'Other' as constitutive limit of identity construction + gender as a doing……

Visit SussexCIE on Twitter


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

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

CIE Research Fellow
Gunjan Wadhwa

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