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The School of Education leads on a number of projects funded by a range of national and international research councils, including the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, ARC and the British Academy. We have also secured research funding from the UK government, UK charities (including the Education Endowment Foundation and Nuffield Foundation), the EU (e.g. Erasmus), as well as UK industry, commerce and public corporations. 

This diversity of funding sources is indicative of the range of topics our researchers specialise in, and the innovative and rigorous ways in which we engage in research activity and impact. Our research objectives are:

  • To develop a research programme that positively impacts on national and global policy and practice;
  • To shape the educational research agenda and develop research capacity both in the UK and abroad.