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Professor Massimiliano Tarozzi appointed Co-Director of DERC

6 June 2017

The UCL Institute of Education's (IOE) Development Education Research Centre (DERC) has appointed Professor Massimiliano Tarozzi as Co-Director.

Massimiliano Tarozzi

Professor Tarozzi joins DERC from the University of Bologna in Italy, where he will continue to work. In his new role, Professor Tarozzi will be responsible for co-ordinating the new Academic Network on Global Education and Learning (ANGEL), as well as teaching on a range of UCL programmes.

Professor Tarozzi has been studying in the field of intercultural education for more than 20 years. He spent ten years at the University of Trento, before moving back to the University of Bologna (where he gained his original PhD) in 2013.

His theoretical background has always been combined with education practice, with at-risk adolescents, in schools and as a teacher educator - as well as involvement with a major Italian NGO dedicated to child welfare and promoting children's rights.

Professor Tarozzi is the editor of a top-ranking Italian scientific journal in education, is a member of several scientific boards of international scholarly journals, and has published 18 books on the topics of global citizenship education, intercultural education, citizenship education, social justice education, and qualitative research methods.

Dr Doug Bourne will be continuing to work alongside Professor Tarozzi as Co-Director at reduced hours.

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