Higher Education Research & Evaluation - here@lancaster
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here@lancaster is the Higher Education Research and Evaluation Centre in the Department of Educational Research. The Centre supports a wide range of research and evaluation work that is concerned with higher education in all its manifestations - teaching, research, administration, income generation.

here@lancaster brings together many areas of expertise of current staff and research students in the Department, drawing on the experience of research into and evaluation of higher education institutions, systems and innovations that we have carried out over many years in the UK and abroad.

Read more about our current research themes.

Find out more about our publications, people and associate members


Study for a PhD

We offer taught doctoral programmes leading to a PhD for professionals:

  • 4 year part-time programme with residentials
  • 4-5 years part-time entirely online

You can also study for a traditional PhD.

Find out more about our PhD programmes»

Departmental seminars

Two teachers

HERE regularly contributes to the department's seminar series involving invited speakers, staff and students often focusing on higher education issues.

Many seminars are available to view online via our archive.

Centre member

Murray Saunders

Murray Saunders

Watch video of Murray's keynote address Changing Practice in Higher Education.

Centre director

Paul Trowler

Paul Trowler

Watch video about Paul's current research.

Biennial event.

The next conference, HECU8, is at
Lancaster 18 - 20 July 2016

Find out about HECU 7»

Our research impact stories give a taste of the Educational Research Department’s recent research.

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