In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 100% of our research impact was rated outstanding and 90% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent. Since the first Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 1992 the Department has consistently been judged to be one of the best in the UK.
postgraduate students in 50+ countries
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years' experience of educational research
Time for the big education debate – what are we educating for?
‘What are we educating for? An Education Policy and Politics Seminar Series’, organised and hosted by the Rt Hon Charles Clarke and Lancaster University's Department of Educational Research Head, Professor Paul Ashwin, is all set to find real answers to shape future policy.
Lancaster academics invited to consider Education Data Futures
Dr Sue Cranmer and Dr Janja Komljenovic have contributed to an exciting new book of essays published by the Digital Futures Commission. Education Data Futures: Critical, Regulatory and Practical Reflections critically explores education data collection in schools in terms of what's happening currently and what needs to happen in future.