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 25 April
Time: 5-6.30pm
Venue: IDS Convening Space, 1st Floor, IDS
Speaker: Yusuf Sayed, Professor of International Education and Development Policy, CIE, University of Sussex
Title: The SDGs and the Global Education Agenda: Promises and possibilities

Hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the School of Global Studies, the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and the Centre for International Education (CIE).

Chaired by Professor Mario Novelli



Date: Monday 29 April, 2019
Time: 5.30-7pm
Venue: Room 143, Jubilee Building
Speaker: Esther McMahon, Research Fellow, Department of Social Work & Social Care, University of Sussex
Title: Research Ethics in International and Comparative Education 


See the Spring Events poster for details as they become known for all upcoming CIE-hosted events this term.
NOTE: All events are 'open' and therefore prior booking is not necessary

Sussex is world’s best for development studies for third year running

The University of Sussex is number one in the world for development studies for the third consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject

The rankings once again put Sussex top, above Harvard and Oxford. Sussex has now been number one for development studies for four out of the past five years. 

The ranking reflects the quality, impact and range of international development research and courses offered across the Sussex campus – in the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and the University’s School of Global Studies, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and Centre for International Education (CIE).

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Key Issues in Teacher Education – A sourcebook for Teacher Educators

There is a dearth of evidence-based scholarly resources for training teacher educators in developing countries. This book is a response to this gap.  Written by Janet Stuart, Kwame Akyeampong and Alison Croft, it grew out of the experience and insights they gained while working on the Centre for International Education (CIE) Multi-Site Teacher Education Research (MUSTER) project between 1997 and 2001. As a sourcebook, it is designed to be a resource for people involved in teacher education, especially in the global south, and can be downloaded for personal use or as training material for teacher educators.

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".

Featured publication

Delprato, M. (2018): 'Parental education expectations and achievement for indigenous students in Latin America: evidence from TERCE learning survey'. International Journal of Educational Development [Accepted]

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

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

CIE Research Fellow
Farzana Bardai

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