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.

From 2015, we are running a 60 credit undergraduate Pathway in International Education & Development taken as four 15 credit modules that provide an excellent grounding in the field for any student across the University to complement your main degree.  These modules can also be taken individually as one-off electives. See Frequently asked questions for details about electives and pathways and when and how to register for them.

Check out the latest CIE Annual Report and Newsletter

CIE Annual Report 2015/16: COVERCIE Annual Report: 2015/16 [PDF 7.86MB]

CIE Newsletter: July 2016








CIE Newsletter: July 2016 [PDF 465.57KB]

Second international conference hosted by new Sussex/Ghana partnership

The Universities of Sussex and Ghana are, for the second year running, hosting the International Conference on Education Research for Development in Africa. This year's conference follows the consolidation of a new partnership between the institutions earlier in the year.

Attendees are expected from educational organisations worldwide.

Updates on the conference can be followed on Twitter and Facebook

CIE Associate: Albert TarmoArticle Published by CIE Researcher

PhD researcher, Albert Tarmo, has had the article Pre-service science teachers' epistemological beliefs and teaching reforms in Tanzania [PDF 538.91KB] published in the journal Teacher Education & Development [Cogent Education].

Albert is Assistant Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. His research is on the difficulties science teachers encounter in realizing the aspired pedagogical reforms in school science teaching in Tanzania.

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For information about CIE contact
Projects Coordinator
Jane Shepard

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