The GES was established in 2003 to systematically research the complex, changing and co-constitutive relationship between globalisation and education.
It is the only centre of its kind in the UK to focus specifically on this relationship.
Scholars and students are engaged in theorising and researching a very wide range of issues and questions - in particular with how forms of educational policy and practice respond to and shape these interactions at a range of levels and scales.
Its members contribute to leading debates on globalisation, knowledge, state strategies and social justice within the academy, government policy circles and the community.
The GES's work is shaped by commitments to:
Topics of current interest to members of the GES include:
The GES also hosts the journal Globalisation, Societies and Education
Leon Tikly of the GES leads EdQual, engaged with developing countries, learning and education quality.
The GES is collaborating in an ESRC funded Research Centre Learning and Lifechances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (2008-2012) with the Institute of Education, London.
GES's Roger Dale is the Scientific Coordinator for NESSE - the Network of Experts on Social Science and Education. The network advises the European Commission on the social aspects of education policy and practice.
The GES co-edits a weblog GlobalHigherEd - visit the blog maintained by Kris Olds (Wisconsin) and Susan Robertson (Bristol), and contributed to by GES members.