The first network which creates ties among Global Education researchers

In recent years the debate on global education and learning has gained momentum in international educational and political spheres, becoming prominent in government, civil society, academic and educational discourses.

In this context ANGEL aims at forging an interntional community of researchers and scholars in the field of GE, who, despite the existing important cooperation and personal links, do not benefit from a structural framework of support across Europe. 


This network has been established in close cooperation between Global Education Network of Europe (GENE) and the Development Education Research Centre (DERC) at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, and builds upon foundational collaborations between these organisations and the University of Bamberg in Germany, the University of Oulu in Finland, and the University of Bologna in Italy. This was in response to the need to establish and reinforce existing relationships among scholars and academic institutions working in global education and related areas. It also aims to form a pool of experts which can become a resource for policymakers in search of strong research grounding for policy development, and to establish a network among early stage researchers, Doctoral students and Post-Doctoral researchers, who are currently engaged in research in fields related to Global Education.

Advisory Board

ANGEL has an advisory board that meets on a regular basis, with members drawn from the founding partner organisations as well as key leaders from within the GE research world.

Douglas Bourn (Co-Chair)
Massimiliano Tarozzi (Co-Chair)
Elina Lehtomäki (Co-Chair)
Annette Scheunpflug
Liam Wegimont 
La Salete Coelho
Magdalena Kuleta-Hulboj 
Ana Larcher (GENE liaison)

Partner organisations

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science. DERC is an academic Centre within IOE, focussing on development education, global learning and global citizenship education.

GENE is the network of ministries, agencies and other bodies with responsibility for Global Education policy, strategy, funding and co-ordination at national level in European countries.
Starting in 2001 with 6 countries, GENE has grown to include over 40 agencies from 25 European countries, sharing policy learning through networking.

ANGEL Network,
Development Education Research Centre (DERC)
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Partner organisations

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The establishment of this network and website has been made possible with funding support from the European Commission.
The activities and publications of the network are the responsibilities of the organisers, the Development Education Research Centre, and can in no way be seen as reflecting the views of the European Commission.