UofG to host prestigious European education event in a first for Scotland

Published: 7 July 2023

The University of Glasgow has been selected to host one of Europe’s premiere teaching conferences.

Logo from the ISATT25 conferenceThe International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT) will hold its next biennial conference in 2025 at the University’s School of Education. The theme will be ‘Quality Teaching for a More Equitable World’.

This is the first time that the ISATT, which represents educators across the globe, will be held in Scotland.

Professor Margery McMahon, Head of the School of Education at the University of Glasgow, serves as the ISATT Country Representative for the United Kingdom. She said:

“It is an honour to be named as a host for this globally respected conference. At Glasgow, our approach to learning and research in education is truly global and diverse, and we believe that our selection as the venue for ISATT 2025 reflects this. With its specific focus on ‘Teachers and Teaching’ we look forward to welcoming and learning from educators from across the world!”

The 2025 conference venue was announced at the ISATT 23 conference, which is currently being hosted by the University of Bari, Italy.

The University of Glasgow’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, said:

“The University of Glasgow is very proud to be able to host ISATT 2025 jointly with our partners in Glasgow City Council. I hope delegates of ISATT 2023 will join us in Glasgow in two years’ time. As someone who was born in Bari, I have no doubt that delegates will have enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of the University of Bari. We will endeavour to do exactly the same in Glasgow in 2025!“

ISATT last took place in the UK in 1991, in Surrey, England.

Academics at the University of Glasgow’s School of Education regularly contribute to conferences and seminars across the world. This August, the School will host the European Education Research Association (EERA) European Conference on Educational Research, on the theme of valuing diversity in education and educational research. Some 4,000 delegates are expected to attend.

First published: 7 July 2023

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