Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Further Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Skills for Innovation Hubs | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 2015
Centre for International Education Research (CIER) is one of six research centres in the School of Education, University of Nottingham, currently ranked in the top 30 education research organisations globally and top 3 in the UK. It contains the oldest chair of Adult Education in the UK and the UNESCO Chair in the Political Economy of Education. Its research currently focuses on the current and historical role of higher, adult and vocational education in promoting human development; and the place of education in the global development agenda. Centre members have conducted research in all regions of the world and have worked closely with a range of international organisations, most notably UNESCO.
The CIER sees education as a site of study for wider, contested, processes such as development, globalisation and technological change. Its members believe that education is a lifelong and lifewide process that should promote social justice, equality, citizenship and democracy. This informs their research, teaching and community engagement activities.
The CIER seeks to be an international centre of excellence on the study of post-school education and training and its relationship to international development. It is committed to producing high quality academic research and policy advice, and to practical engagement with post-school institutions and the organisations of managers, staff and students in the sector.
The CIER carries out research regularly across a wide number of countries and publishes extensively. Its staff, based in England, Malaysia and China, work with postgraduate students focused on a range of countries: Canada, China, England, Ghana, Jordan, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, South Africa and Uganda (currently). Staff also provide policy advice to a number of national and international organisations.
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Secondary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Not in our mandate|
|Policy makers||Primary focus|
|Private sector||Secondary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to contribute|
|Migration||Interested to lead|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to learn|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to contribute|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to contribute|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to learn|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to learn|
|Capacity development projects||Moderately interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Highly interested|
|Knowledge development||Highly interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Moderately interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Highly interested|
|With the Arab States||Moderately interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Moderately interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Moderately interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Moderately interested|