Tristan McCowan is Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education, and is a Co-Investigator on CGHE’s global higher education engagement research programme.
Tristan’s work focuses primarily on issues of higher education and international development. His research covers areas of access to, quality of and equity in higher education, and relates to a broad range of contexts, particularly in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently conducting multi-country research projects focusing on higher education pedagogy, graduate destinations and the public good in Africa. Past work has also focused on citizenship education and human rights. Tristan’s research interests also include alternative and innovative universities, and he is also involved in research on indigenous education in the Brazilian Amazon and Mexico.
- What is the value of international HE research?
- Pedagogies for critical thinking: innovation and outcomes in African higher education
- Higher education and the UN's sustainable development goals: the case of the intercultural universities in Mexico
- Employability in higher education: tensions, risks and alternatives