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Southampton Education School

Research centres

Southampton Education School’s Institute for Equity and Effectiveness in Education (IE3) is one of the country’s leading institutes for education research. We were ranked 7 out of 76 in the country for research intensity in the latest UK government assessment of university research quality - REF2014.


Our academics carry out world-leading research in the areas of Higher Education, Social Justice and Inclusive Education, Educational Effectiveness and Mathematics and Science education. We aim to make a real difference to the profession through collaborating with a range of partners, which is why REF2014 ranked us 7th in the country for the impact of our research.

Research within the IE3 is structured both to denote the School's principal research themes, and to reflect wider inter-disciplinary interests.

Five research centres provide support for staff, major funded projects and a range of other research projects as well as providing support and activities for our research students.


Mathematics, Science and Health Education Research Centre

Educational Policy, Practice, Effectiveness and Improvement Research Centre

Centre for Higher Education at Southampton (CHES)

Centre for Leadership and Management in Education (CLAME)

Centre for Research in Inclusion




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