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  MA in International Education and Development and approximately 30 doctoral candidates on the PhD in Education course.

New for 2014 are two International Education and Development 'elective' modules which can be taken by students across the university as specialist options to complement your main degree. From 2015, the addition of two further modules will form a 'pathway' worth 60 credits and reflected in your final degree ward title as 'with International Education and Development'. See Frequently asked questions for details about electives and pathways and when and how to register for them.

Autumn Term Events

Thurs 1 Oct, 1-2pm: Research Cafe presented by Inger Sofie Husby, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Norway
How to engage children in research: A Norwegian example of conducting interviews with children in Child Welfare

Sun 4 Oct, 11am: Luke's Walk 2015 - annual event in memory of former CIE PhD researcher, Dr Luke Akaguri, and to raise funds for his family in Ghana
Meet at the Sussex Sports Centre car park for a walk across the South Downs to Stanmer Park and a picnic. Bring own food and/or something to share.

Mon 5 Oct, 1-2pm: Doctoral Roundtable presented by Professor Mairead Dunne & Sayanti Banerjee
From common sense to research sense: Silences, uncertainty and schizophrenia

Mon 5 Oct, 4.30-6pm: Open Research Seminar presented by Professor Magnus Marsden, Director, Sussex Asia Centre,
Becoming Taliban: Islam and youth in northern Afghanistan

Thurs 8 Oct, 1-2pm: Research Cafe presented by a CIE faculty panel
Priorities in Education and Development: The next 15 years

Thurs 15 Oct, 1-2pm: Research Cafe presented by Ann Emerson, PhD in Education researcher
School Practice and the Reproduction of Gendered Citizenship in Pakistan

Thurs 22 Oct, 1-2pm: Research Cafe presented by Professor JoAnn McGregor, Sussex Africa Centre, University of Sussex
Asylum, Education and African Diasporas in Britain: Producing archives and educational resources with a community-based migrant

Thurs 22 Oct, 5-6.30pm: Sussex Development Lecture presented by Keith Lewin, Emeritus Professor, Department of Education,
University of Sussex
Learning Matters for Development: What is left of the Millennium Development Goals and what is right for sustainable develoipment

Thurs 29 Oct, 1-2pm: Research Cafe presented by Dr David Sancho, Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex
Departing ‘Misfits’: Migration and young men’s struggles for respect in liberalising India

See more details of CIE-hosted Open Research Seminars and other events.

Luke's Walk 2015 posterLuke's Walk 2015

Luke’s Walk is an annual event in memory of former CIE doctoral researcher, Dr Luke Akaguri, who passed away soon after his return to continue his work on education in Ghana.
Walkers will join CIE faculty, members and students at 11am on Sunday 4th October at the Sussex Sports Centre campus opposite Falmer House and head to Stamner Park across the South Downs for a picnic.
Children and dogs welcome.
Bring your own picnic lunch and/or something that can be shared with the group.
Donations for Luke’s family will be collected.

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

RT @DeniseT01: MT @JanetBoddy: Looking forward to meeting new doctoral students this morning! @SussexUni @SussexCIRCY @USSocialwork @SussexCIE @SussexCTLR

CIE part of a colloquium presented at Pan-African Reading For All Conference Cape Town Sept 2-5, specifically on Context and Comprehension

Speed School Research in Ethiopia starting in October 2015 with Hawaasa University #SussexCIE

Sussex researchers prepare for UKFIET presentation at Oxford next Tuesday on Troubling Muslim Identity project..

RT @1977Creative: Education isn't only about attendance. It's about achievement. -Keith Lewin, prof emeritus @SussexCIE #sdpsummit2015

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For information about CIE contact
Projects Coordinator
Julie Farlie

CIE Director
Professor Máiréad Dunne
T +44 (0)1273 877266
F +44 (0)1273 877534

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