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Research centre funding extended to 2023

14 February 2020

The Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) has received funding until 2023 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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CGHE is a research partnership of international and UK universities, including UCL Institute of Education (IOE). It is dedicated to the systematic investigation of higher education and its future. It originally received funding from the ESRC and support from Office for Students and Research England for five years from 2015 to 2020. 

The new funding will be part of a Transition Centre phase for CGHE which aims to build on its existing research and focus on synthesis, dissemination, and impact, as well as on building capability and financial sustainability.

CGHE will also conduct two new projects during the next three years. The first project focuses on the role of research in higher education and an international comparison of research evaluation systems. The second, joint UCL and Oxford study, is concerned with mapping the global policy space in higher education, including the role of donors and corporations, higher education in Africa and Central Asia/the Caucuses, and European higher education after Brexit.

CGHE has its headquarters at Oxford Department of Education and is directed by the Oxford Professor of Higher Education, Simon Marginson. Its Deputy Director is Professor Claire Callender at UCL Institute of Education.

CGHE’s work integrates local, national and global perspectives, and its researchers are based in nine countries across five continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America.