Institute of Education


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About the IOE

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is the world’s leading centre for education and related social science.

Founded in 1902, it is today unique amongst faculties of education in its scale and in the depth and breadth of its expertise, unparalleled both in its impact nationally and in its work with education systems overseas. In the 2016 QS rankings, the Institute was placed first in the world for education for the third year running, ahead of Harvard, Stanford and Melbourne.


Our research addresses society's most important challenges and our teaching inspires our students by providing them with first-hand experience of leading-edge research and knowledge creation. We play an important global role, contributing to international academic and policy-related arenas and networks developing the fields of education and social science worldwide.

IOE life

IOE life

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