Centre for Global Higher Education

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The Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) is an international research centre focused on higher education and its future development. Our research aims to inform and improve higher education policy and practice.
Our three research programmes integrate local, national and global perspectives, and our researchers are based in nine countries across five continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America.

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Working paper

13 Apr 2018

This paper casts a historical lens on the development of higher education and its wider socio-economic context during the last century in the UK, the USA and France.

Working paper

Global cooperation, national competition and social inequality in the World-Class University (WCU) sector
10 Apr 2018

On the world scale, research-intensive universities (World-Class Universities - universities producing at least 1,000 science papers in 2012-2015) now operate as a single network, one that is increasingly integrated and also operates as positive sum, with the leading research nations fostering emerging science countries through...


19 Feb 2018

This report investigates the roles, opportunities and support available for early career researchers in the social sciences in the United Kingdom.

Working paper

10 Jan 2018

This working paper investigates the challenges facing academics in East and Southeast Asia.

Working paper

26 Sep 2017

This study explores the extent to which young people’s belief in their own academic ability influences their educational trajectories.

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