SKOPE is based at the Department of Education, at the University of Oxford.
Founded 22 years ago through funding from the ESRC, the Centre is now self-sustaining through research and consulting work. Our work focuses on policy and practice at the intersection of education, skills, and employment.
SKOPE comprises a global network of researchers whose expertise spans the fields of education, sociology, economics, STEM, industrial relations, and assessment, amongst others.
The aims of the Centre are:
- To conduct and provide resource for innovative, multi-disciplinary research on the inter-relationships between the development, demand, supply, and deployment of skill across the education and employment landscape in the UK and more broadly.
- To develop the capability of the research community to advance methodological development, data gathering, analysis, and theory building probing these issues.
- To inform debate and assist the formation of public policy on skill.
- To support practitioner and policy communities to develop their capacity to commission and utilise research on skill to maximise effect.