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.

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CIE Research Cafe:

Date:        Thursday 6 October, 2016
Time:       1-2pm
Venue:     Ground floor meeting room, Essex House
Speaker:  Various
Title:        CIE faculty and doctoral researcher discussion

See all CIE events taking place in the autumn term on our Seminars web page or download the Autumn Term events poster.

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]

Professor Anjum Halai & coPakistani Professor is CIE guest for September/October 2016

CIE welcomes Anjum Halai, Professor of Education at the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development in Karachi, Pakistan, for two months at the start of the new academic year. Anjum will be presenting a seminar on 22 September at 1.30pm entitled: 'Education for social cohesion and harmony: New questions for the role of teachers and teacher education in Pakistan'. All welcome. See details on our Seminars web page.

From teaching in secondary schools to her current work in graduate and postgraduate education, Professor Halai has made a sustained contribution to the field of education in the context of the developing world. Her research interests include social justice in education with learners marginalized on the basis of language, gender, conflict or other forms of exclusion. She also researches in mathematics education. In collaboration with the University of Oxford - where she did her DPhil - Anjum is currently co-leading the ESRC/DFID funded project ‘Assessment for Learning in Africa’. 

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 Mario Novelli
T +44 (0)1273 678639

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

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