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Centre for Higher Education Studies

A scholarly hub for researchers, policy makers and practitioners.

Director: Dr Tatiana Fumasoli

The Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) was founded in 1986 and researches higher education systems and policy, institutions and their governance and management, internationalisation and globalisation of knowledge production, and learning, teaching and assessment.

Our staff

Director

The CHES Team

Administrator

  • Ilaria Olivieri

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Programmes

Graduate taught

Higher Education Studies MA and Higher Education Management MBA 

Applications have been suspended as part of ongoing curriculum development in our department - occasionally it is necessary to suspend programmes in order to allow us to review our offer.

If you have any questions or would like to be informed about the on-going curriculum development, do not hesitate to contact the relevant programme administrator: 

See all Graduate Taught courses.

Graduate research

Students undertaking doctoral research at CHES investigate topics such as higher education policy, university governance and management, teaching and learning.

To find a supervisor, contact a departmental graduate tutor:

Short courses

We run short courses in the UK and abroad on higher education systems and policy, institutions and their governance and management, internationalisation and globalisation of knowledge production, and learning, teaching and assessment.

Our activities

Research

Our centre conducts funded research into higher education.

Projects

Recent projects

      Literature

      We also produce books and papers as a contribution to the research literature and other research and scholarly output.

      For full details see:

      Consultancy

      We undertake a wide range of consultancy projects on the topic of policy, governance, management and organisation of Higher Education. 

      Seminar series

      CHES seminar series

      The CHES seminars provide a forum for debate and analysis of issues affecting policy, practice and research in higher education, supporting the exchange of views and experiences across higher education.

      Doctoral seminar series

      This doctoral seminar series offers an opportunity for PhD and EdD students in the field of Higher Education Studies to present their research.

      These seminars are open to the public but will be of particular interest to doctoral students, research associates and members of the faculty.

      If you are interested in delivering a presentation as part of the CHES Doctoral Seminar Series, please contact Dr Tatiana Fumasoli: t.fumasoli@ucl.ac.uk

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