Institute of Education


Centre for Global Higher Education

Dedicated to the systematic investigation of higher education and its future.

Director: Professor Simon Marginson

The Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) centre that is funded for the period 2015-2019. Its three research programmes began work in October 2015.

CGHE is an ESRC foundation that is 50% funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE).  It is a partnership led by the UCL Institute of Education that includes Lancaster University, the University of Sheffield and eight international universities.


  • Conduct and publish basic and applied research in three integrated programmes
  • Build theory about higher education and new methods of inquiry and research
  • Respond to issues arising within the frame of the three programmes
  • Maximize its impacts in higher education policy in the four UK nations and worldwide.
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