Education and development in the Global South 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 (MAIED) and approximately 40 doctoral candidates on the International Doctor of Education and PhD in Education courses. See this short film in which two doctoral candidates describe their experiences of studying international education in CIE.
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Professor Máiréad Dunne talks about links between teaching and research and teaching programmes in a short film on the Teaching page.
CIE hosts a wide range of funded research projects which feed into its taught programmes and doctoral seminars. See Projects for more information on current and completed research projects.
The Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE) is based within CIE and is coordinated by Professor Keith Lewin. Details on the research programme and its publications, policy briefs and videos can be found at www.create-rpc.org or by clicking on the logo below.
The CIE group meets informally every Thursday during term time between 1 and 2pm in Essex House Reception. We discuss current issues and exchange views and news in a relaxed atmosphere. Often ex-students, faculty and associates return to talk about their ongoing work in education and development.
Research-in-Progress seminars take place on the first Wednesday of the month during term time and provide a space for doctoral candidates - as well as faculty - to present and discuss their research work with others.
CIE hosts regular invited seminars as part of the ESW Open Seminar Series which generally take place on Mondays during term time between 5 and 6.30pm. These events are available to join remotely and are also recorded for retrospective viewing. See Seminars: current term for details of upcoming events, for links to recordings of past seminars and also for details of upcoming Research-in-Progress seminars.
CIE Visitors in 2012
6th February : Dr Nick Andon, King's College, London
10th May: Kirsty Chown, incoming Chair of the Board for Save the Children, Canada
17th May: Dr Salihu Bakari, Executive Director of the Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Nigeria
18th June: Professor John Preston, CASS School of Education and Communities
11th October: Dr Mieke Lopes Cardozo, University of Amsterdam
26th October: Dr Janet Paul de Verjovsky, Coordinator for Adopt-A-Talent, Mexico
29th October: Professor Susan Robertson, University of Bristol
1st November: Dr Mariko Shiohata, Save the Children, Nepal