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.

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Date: Thursday 26 October
Seminar Room 18, Essex House
Speaker: Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema, Charles Wallace Research Fellow, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University

Title: Breaking Nexus Among Landlessness, Poverty and Lack of Quality Education in Rural Pakistan: The “SUCCESS” approach


For all upcoming CIE-hosted events, download CIE Events: 2017/18 [PDF 116.74KB]



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

Development Studies at Sussex Ranked Best in World. Again!

The QS University Rankings 2017 have ranked the University of Sussex first in the world for development studies. This is the third consecutive year that the University has ranked in the top two universities globally for development. The result reflects the quality, impact and range of international development research and courses offered by the group, which includes the School of Global Studies, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and the Centre for International Education (CIE) within the Department of Education.

Formed over 20 years ago, CIE has 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. The Centre’s members include students from some of the Department’s most popular courses for international students, including the International Education and Development MA ad the Education PhD.

Speaking on behalf of CIE, its Director, Professor Mario Novelli, said:
The ranking is a vindication of all the outstanding interdisciplinary development studies work that goes on at the University of Sussex. The Centre for International Education is proud to be a key part of development studies research and teaching with the ultimate aim of contributing to a fairer, more equal and socially just world.”

The news was reported by the BBC as one of its top 10 news stories of the day on Wednesday 8 March.

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