The Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) is the largest research centre in the world specifically focused on higher education and its future development. 


Our research integrates local, national and global perspectives and aims to inform and improve higher education policy and practice.

Has the expansion of higher education in China created equal opportunities?

In a CGHE working paper, Professor Ka Ho Mok and Dr Jin Jiang examine the extent to which the massification of higher education in China has created greater challenges for university admissions and graduate employment. Read more about the research

Academic mobility, migration and identity

Professor Peter Scott spoke on the topic of academic mobility, migration and identity at last month’s Academia Europaea Annual Conference 2016. Read the full article

Are universities misrepresented by the press?

On 30 June, a panel of leading journalists and experts took part in a CGHE seminar examining how the media informs and reflects UK public debate about higher education. Read the full article

Brexit: UK universities face new world order

Professor Peter Scott reflects on the implications of Brexit for UK universities. Read the full article

ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Longitudinal Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme

Applications are open for the ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Longitudinal Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme. These postdoctoral awards provide funding for up to one year full-time, or two years part-time, at one of the Bloomsbury DTC’s research institutions. Find out more about the awards

Registration open for International Workshop on Higher Education Reform (HER2016)

Online registration is open for the 13th International Workshop on Higher Education Reform (HER2016), which will take place on 7-9 September in Dublin. Find out more

Upcoming seminars

CGHE seminar 23 – Costs, efficiency and economies of scale and scope in the English HE sector
Geraint Johnes (Lancaster University)
1 September, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar 24 – Zones of exclusion: is research eminence antithetical to inclusive access in the United States?
Brendan Cantwell (Michigan State University) and Barrett Taylor (University of North Texas)
8 September, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar 25 – Representing the international student: the ethical implications of UK policy rationales
Sylvie Lomer (University of Northampton)
15 September, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar 26 – Educating university students for innovative societies
Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin (OECD)
22 September, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar 27 – Mergers in higher education: implications for efficiency
Jill Johnes (University of Huddersfield)
29 September, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar 28 – Stern report on the REF
James Wilsdon (University of Sheffield) and David Price (UCL) with others TBC
6 October

CGHE seminar (title TBC)
Paul Ashwin (Lancaster University)
20 October, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar – The regional factor in global higher education
Susan Robertson and colleagues (University of Bristol)
27 October, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar – Growth of the global higher education estate: challenges ahead
Alexi Marmot (UCL Institute of Education)
3 November, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar – How English domiciled graduate earnings vary with gender, institution attended, subject and socio-economic background
Anna Vignoles (University of Cambridge)
10 November, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar (title TBC)
James Wilsdon (University of Sheffield)
24 November, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar – Should governments worry about graduate underemployment?
Francis Green (Centre for Global Higher Education)
1 December, 12.30-2pm

CGHE seminar – Constructing the higher education student: comparisons across and within European nations
Rachel Brooks (University of Surrey)
15 December, 12.30-2pm