Centre for International Education Research (CIER)
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The Centre for International Education Research (CIER) sees education as a site of study for wider, contested processes such as development, globalisation and technological change.

Its members believe that education is a lifelong and lifewide process that should promote social justice, equality, citizenship and democracy.

Centre members have conducted research in all regions of the world and have worked closely with a range of international organisations, most notably UNESCO.

Centre for International Education Research

Centre for International
Education Research


Research currently focuses on:

  • higher education internationally, including professional development, student experience and the role of English
  • current and historical role of higher, adult and vocational education in promoting human development
  • place of education in the global development agenda

Professor Simon McGrath
Centre Convenor

World-Class Research

The centre is part of four of the University's Research Priority Areas - Governance and Public Policy; Languages, Texts and Society; Rights and Justice; and Sustainable Development.


CIER news

Counselling training in higher education in the United Kingdom: challenges and opportunities for research

Article published in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.
16 October 2018

U21 Teacher Education and Migration Colloquium

Colloquium hosted by the School of Education with University of Johannesburg and Lund University
05 October 2018

Nottingham is Sports and International University of the Year

2019 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide
27 September 2018

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CIER events

Open Access: how to access millions of free research articles

24 October 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Exchange Building - Jubilee Campus
An Open Access Week 2018 event

A complexitivist view of dialogue in education

08 November 2018 (12:30-14:00)
Seminar hosted by Centre for International Education Research

Education research: what contribution can we make?

15 (09:30) - 16 November 2018 (17:00)
Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
School of Education postgraduate research conference

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Centre for International Education Research

School of Education
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

+44 (0)115 951 4543