Group photo PEER Network team outside Ulster University

The Political Economy of Education Research Network (PEER Network) recently held an end-of-project meeting at Ulster University to reflect on the achievements of the three-year project and to discuss research outputs delivered by a network of early career researchers, who were supported by the project to conduct their research.

PEER network group photo in Istanbul

December 7, 2023 PEER News

The Political Economy of Education Research Network (PEER Network), a joint project between Ulster, Sussex, Cape Town and Nazarbayev Universities, held its eagerly anticipated project inter-hub symposium this month in Istanbul, Turkey. The £1.6 mi …

October 25, 2023 Africa Hub News

We are a group of researchers from across the continent of Africa, within the Political Economy of Education (PEER) Network. Our scholarship and work are in the field of education in conflict and the political economy of education across Africa with a social justice focus.  

May 29, 2023 Africa Hub News

We are excited to launch the podcast Africa in Conversation… during Africa Month! In this podcast series, produced by the Africa Hub of the Peer Network, we will talk all things education, the political economy of education and society. Each episode …

March 20, 2023 Central Asia Hub News

On the 13-15 of March 2023, the Central Asia Hub of the PEER Network organised a three-day “Research outputs and dissemination” workshop in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) for early-career researchers from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as part of the PEER Networks’ Research and Practice Fellowships.

March 2, 2023 Opportunities

Supporting and Learning from Universities in Times of Conflict:Towards Resilience and Resistance in Higher Education University of Sussex, 6 – 7 July 2023Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RE CALL FOR PAPERS In what …

February 3, 2023 Opportunities

The University of Sussex hub, of the Political Economy of Education Research Network (PEER), based at the Centre for International Education, is inviting UK based doctoral candidates working on issues of education, conflict and crisis to join a worksho …

Group of people at workshop

December 6, 2022 Central Asia Hub News

On the 1-2 of December 2022, the Central Asia Hub of the PEER Network hosted a two-day workshop. The Central Asia Hub Director, Prof Naureen Durrani, welcomed ten fellows across Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The team had two productive days o …

UNESCO Centre logo

November 21, 2022 Opportunities

The UNESCO Chair in Education for Peace-building and Human Rights at Ulster University has been awarded a British Academy grant entitled the ‘Political Economy of Education in Iraq’. The project seeks to develop a rigorous research agenda on the politics of education in conflict affected countries in the Middle East, promote the exchange of ideas between regional researchers and implement a strategic plan for capacity exchange between the partner universities of Ulster and Koya University in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Seminar poster

November 7, 2022 Africa Hub News

The PEER Network Africa Hub will be hosting a seminar on “Neoliberalism, Privatisation and Public Education: Global Pasts and Presents” on Friday the 11th of November 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Students at workshop

September 30, 2022 Central Asia Hub News

On 29 September 2022, the Central Asia hub conducted an introductory workshop for PhD students of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education. The workshop was facilitated by Professor Mario Novelli (University of Sussex), Professor Naureen Durrani and Associate Professor Hélène Thibault (Nazarbayev University). During the introductory one-day workshop, participants explored a number of questions relating to what political economy analysis of education is, why it might be useful and how it relates to research on education in Kazakhstan and the broader Central Asia region.

Lecture hall

September 28, 2022 Central Asia Hub News

On the 28th of September 2022, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education hosted a public lecture, “The Imperial Entanglements of ‘Education in Emergencies’: From Saving Souls to Saving Schools?” by Professor Mario Novelli. On the 28th of September, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education hosted a public lecture, “The Imperial Entanglements of ‘Education in Emergencies’: From Saving Souls to Saving Schools?” by Professor Mario Novelli. Professor Novelli spoke of the relationship between ‘International Education and Development’ actors and foreign intervention in our colonial past and present, focusing on Education in Emergencies.