International Research and Development

The School’s international research and development activity crosses a number of components of the School, including work within all RTGs with specific concentrations of activity within the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL), the UNESCO Chair and the Glasgow Refugee and Migration Network (GRAMNET).   

CR&DALL, is a leading research centre internationally within all domains of post-compulsory education, including HE, and has carried out numerous projects concerned with the pedagogy of HE, lifelong learning and cities/regions, the community and regional engagement role of HE, HE management development, and assessment and evaluation. It hosts the PASCAL Observatory, which works collaboratively with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in supporting learning city development around the world. Members of CR&DALL have key leadership roles within organisations that include the Asia-Europe Lifelong Learning Hub. Others have undertaken a number of development education projects for DFiD and EuropeAid, and work closely with Oxfam Italia. 

GRAMNET hosts the holder of the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, is a leading international network in this field with many projects undertaken in some of the most fragile of states. 

The Culture, Literacies, Inclusion and Pedagogy RTG engages in collaborative research across traditional boundaries, working with diverse educational stakeholder groups, policy makers, practitioners, learners and communities to explore sustainable national curriculum and assessment policies and practices. Members of the group are involved in research and development in Norway, Wales, Portugal, Hungary, Turkey, Malta and Austria and have leadership roles in invited International Research Consortia in Assessment and in teacher education in relation to initial teacher education, induction of newly qualified teachers and career-long professional learning.

Our researchers have many interdisciplinary links within the University of Glasgow including through the Glasgow Centre for International Development (which brings together academics in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Law, Environmental Sciences and Education to work on interdisciplinary global challenges), and via leadership roles in inter-disciplinary research clusters within the College of Social Sciences in the themes of Digital Society (Hirsu), Sustainable Development (Perry) and Inequality (Maitra). Our staff contribute more widely through international collaborations with leading research centres, IGOs and NGOs around the world.  These include through funded projects of the Australian Research Council with the University of Melbourne’s Youth Research Centre and through funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in Canada.