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.

CIE Annual Report 2020 coverWondering what on earth CIE has been doing over the last 12 months?

Find out in the CIE Annual Report 2020.

ONLINE LECTURE SERIES

The Political Economy of Education in Times of Conflict, Crises and Pandemics

Thursdays from 8 October - 10 December (1-2.15pm)

The Political Economy of Education in Conflict Contexts Research (PEER) Network, funded by the AHRC through the Global Challenges Research Fund Network Plus Grant and led by the Universities of Sussex, Cape Town, Nazarbayev, Ulster and in conjunction with United Kingdom Forum on International Education and Training (UKFIET) and CIE are organising a 10 week global, online lecture series exploring the theme of ‘the Political Economy of Education in Times of Conflict, Crises and Pandemics’. Great speakers, Interesting topics.

Register here

WATCH LIVE ON YOUTUBE  

  1. 8 October
    Introduction to Lecture Series and Overview (Mario Novelli, CIE, University of Sussex, UK)
  2. 15 October
    The Politics of COVID 19 and Education (Prachi Srivastava, Western University, Canada)
  3. 22 October
    The Political Economy of Education Privatization in Times of Crises (Antoni Verger & Clara Fontdevila, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
  4. 29 October
    Evidence & Education Policy Making in the Global South during Covid19: Pundits, Social Movements and Policy Makers in an age of unpredictability (Yusuf Sayed, University of Sussex, UK)
  5. 5 November
    The Construction and Survival of an Intellectual Community during Structural Adjustment in Africa (Nimi Hoffman, University of Sussex, UK)
  6. 12 November
    Towards a Political Economy of Education and Conflict in South Africa’ (Azeem Badroodien and Yunus Omar, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  7. 19 November
    Academics For Peace & The Political Economy of Repression in Turkey’s Higher Education Sector (Birgul Kutan, University of Sussex, UK & Mehmet Ugur, University of Greenwich, UK).
  8. 26 November
    The Politics and Policy of Education in Iraq (Kelsey Shanks, University of Ulster, UK).
  9. 3 December
    Gender, Education, Conflict & Crises (Naureen Durrani & Hélène Thibault Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan)
  10. 10 December
    Rethinking Peace Education: A Cultural Political Economy Approach (Sean Higgins, University of Sussex, UK)

COVID-19 Position Paper

The Centre for International Education (CIE) has released a position paper on the implications of the current COVID-19 crises for international education and development. The paper was produced through a series of Zoom meetings during and after lockdown by members of the CIE team.

Read it here.

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Contacts

CIE Director
Professor Mario Novelli
E m.novelli@sussex.ac.uk

CIE Deputy Director
Professor Yusuf Sayed
E y.sayed@sussex.ac.uk

CIE Research Fellow
Farzana Bardai
E fb82@sussex.ac.uk

Centre for International Education
Department of Education
School of Education and Social Work
Essex House
University of Sussex
Falmer 
BN1 9QQ
E: cie@sussex.ac.uk