Centre for Higher Education Transformations

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    35 Berkeley Square , School of Education

    BS8 1JA Bristol

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Higher Education Transformations (CHET) is committed to new empirical and conceptual analyses of the complex economic, social and cultural dynamics of globalised higher education. CHET researchers represent a broad range of disciplinary traditions including sociology, cultural studies, management studies and critical policy studies and a wide range of innovative and creative methodologies (participatory, qualitative and quantitative) are utilised to inform a multi-method and cross-disciplinary approach to problematising the multiple economic, ecological, social, cultural and political challenges facing and being responded to by global higher education. CHET is committed to new knowledge and understanding of the organisation, role and contribution of higher education in a volatile and changing world. Its mission is to explore how higher education is being transformed but also how it can aid societal transformation. Some of the key areas for research include;

  • challenges of social justice and access to higher education, 
  • decolonisation of higher education,
  • sustainability and higher education, 
  • internationalisation and globalisation of higher education,
  • digitalisation of higher education,
  • science and higher education policy,
  • higher education governance,
  • the political economy of higher education
  • the academic profession and academic work


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