Our research programme has been developed to formulate a ‘better set of questions’, re-framing policy problems within a wider context of building back better.
We will achieve this through maintaining and extending our tradition for comparative research in the UK and internationally. We regard this as essential to any meaningful analysis.
Our focus is in four main areas: Sustainability through our ‘E&T for the Climate’ theme; issues of ‘Social and Epistemic Justice’ across a range of skills, education and research systems; the ‘Political Skills Economy’ and debates around employability and outcomes; and ‘Tertiary E&T Landscapes’ across a wide range of global contexts.
E&T for the climate
This research theme explores how skills formation systems need to adapt due to the impact of climate change
Social & epistemic justice
This research theme examines justice and equality across global E&T systems
Political skills economy
This research theme unpacks the relationship between skills formation and broader international political economies
Tertiary E&T landscapes
This research theme explores the intersection of policy and practice in tertiary systems and the blurred boundaries between TVET and HE
Dr James Robson
Job title - Director
Professor Ewart Keep
Job title - Emeritus Professor
Dr Mariela Neagu
Job title - Post Doctoral Researcher
Job title - Apprentice Business Administrator