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IOE Impact Meet-Up online: Professor Lorraine Dearden

24 March 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Join this online talk to hear Lorraine Dearden discuss her impact prize-winning research on financing Higher Education in Colombia.

This event is free.

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IOE Research and Development

Professor Dearden’s graduate income forecasting has assisted governments around the world in rethinking the design of Higher Education student loans, and her research has supported radical reforms to Colombia’s university student loan system.

From 2023, up to 10,000 students from lower-income households annually will be able to access higher education. The reforms will prevent students from defaulting on their student loans, while the Colombian government will secure higher revenues from loan repayments in the long term.

Lorraine was awarded the Outstanding Public Policy Impact award alongside Professor Bruce Chapman (Australian National University) for their work on financing Higher Education in Colombia.

There will be a Q&A after the talk.

This event will be particularly useful for researchers, academics and policy makers.

IOE Impact Meet-ups

The IOE Research Development Team and Research Engagement and Impact Committee are bringing experts, senior academics, doctoral students and early career researchers together online to focus on making authentic impact a key consideration in research projects from their inception.


About the Speaker

Professor Lorraine Dearden

Professor of Economics and Social Statistics at the Social Research Institute, UCL

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