A scholarly hub for researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
Director: Professor Tatiana Fumasoli
The Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) was founded in 1986 and investigates higher education systems and policy, institutions and their governance and management, internationalisation and globalisation of knowledge production, as well as research and academic careers in the knowledge society.
- Our staff
- Professor Tatiana Fumasoli
The CHES Team
- Professor Claire Callender
- Dr Vincent Carpentier
- Dr Richard Freeman
- Professor Lesley Gourlay
- Dr Gwyneth Hughes
- Dr Jim McKinley
- Professor Paul Morris
- Dr Victoria Showunmi
- Dr Holly Smith
- Dr Andrea Detmer - International HE consultant
- Dr Kaiyun Feng - University of Cambridge
- Dr Sazana Jayadeva - University of Cambridge
- Professor Emeritus Sir Peter Scott
- Crystal Pereira
- Taixing Shen
- Dinara Sultan
- Xiaoyu Wen
- Yu Yang
- Cassie Zhang
Study with us
CHES offers two modules:
- Strategy in Higher Education (Term 2), module leader: Professor Tatiana Fumasoli.
- Comparative International Perspectives in Higher Education (Term3), module leaders: Professor Paul Morris and Dr Vincent Carpentier.
The MA Higher Education, currently being revised, is due to start enrolling students in the academic year 2024/2025.
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 the short course Leaders in University Management (LiUM), both online and at the Bloomsbury campus.
- Our research
CHES conducts several research projects that can be viewed here.
We undertake a wide range of consultancy projects on the topic of policy, governance, management and organisation of Higher Education. CHES is leading an international team of experts in a World Bank project on internationalisation of higher education in Georgia (2023-2025, €976,209).
- Research events
CHES research events
These events provide a forum for academic debate, policy analysis and practice insight in higher education and supporting the exchange of theories, methods and data across the social sciences.
We run three types of research events:
- Symposia: international academics and experts meet to present papers and to discuss future research agendas.
- Seminars: a top scholar presents a piece of their research.
- Doctoral seminars: PhD and EdD students in the field of higher education studies present their ongoing research.
If you would like to present your research as part of the CHES research events, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Public engagement
- Rethinking the Business Model of Higher Education, QS event Crisis Management: Remaking European higher education amid unfolding social realities | Tatiana Fumasoli | 28-30 June 2022 9.30am-12.30pm
- Universities' crisis management response to the global pandemic, University of Bristol - Speaker: Tatiana Fumasoli | 15 June 2022 1pm - 2pm
- The globally engaged university: organisational capacity and strategic positioning at times of Covid 19, Institute for Higher Education Management (Vienna) - Speaker: Tatiana Fumasoli | 24 March 2022
- Influences on and dimensions of English university governing body roles, Centre for Global Higher Education - Alison Wheaton (Doctoral student of Tatiana Fumasoli) | 28 April 2022 2pm - 3pm