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.

Guests at the CIE summer party 2016CIE hosts summer party for students and faculty

Dr Jo Westbrook, Senior Lecturer in Education, hosted CIE's annual summer party at her home on Saturday 28 May 2016. Among the guests were students from the MA in International Education and Development, the MA in Childhood and Youth Studies, the MA in Education and doctoral researchers. Attending faculty members included Professor Mairead Dunne, Dr Barbara Crossouard, Dr Louise Gazeley, Tony Somerset, Laila Kadiwal, Ann Emerson and Dr Naureen Durrani.

Guests were asked to bring a food item that reflected their country of origin and foods were brought representing India, Pakistan, Argentina, Mexico, Turkey, Mynamar, Zambia, Nigeria, Malawi, Malaysia, Sweden, Japan, South Korea, and Great Britain.

After a slightly overcast start, the sun came out and shone on the revellers.  

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.

Jordan Naidoo'Education For All' Director presents final Sussex Development Lecture of 2015/16

Dr Jordan Naidoo, Director, UNESCO Education 2030 Support and Coordination (Ed/ESC) Education Sector, Paris, presented 'Necessary Ambition or Misplaced Folly' at the University of Sussex on Thursday 5 May.

The well-attended event was the last Sussex Development Lecture of the 2015/16 academic year - events organised and promoted by the Development Studies group at Sussex [School of Global Studies, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), Centre for International Education (CIE), and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS)].

Read DFID's latest edition of 'Evidence Digest'

Download the latest issue of DFID's Evidence Digest - a publication addressing violence against women and girls internationally. 

Further issues and guidance notes are available online.

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For information about CIE contact
Projects Coordinator
Jane Shepard

CIE Director
Professor Máiréad Dunne
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Centre for International Education
Department of Education
School of Education and Social Work
Essex House
University of Sussex