Maia Chankseliani is Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education and pathway leader for MSc in Comparative and International Education.
Maia Chankseliani’s research on tertiary education – higher education, university-based research, and VET/apprenticeships – focuses on the understanding of the societal, institutional, and policy forces that shape tertiary education and the potential of tertiary education and research for transforming societies. Methodologically, she moves between qualitative and quantitative methods. She often complements secondary data analysis with narratives from semi-structured interviews and contextualised case studies.
Maia Chankseliani brings to her role experience of education research, teaching, policy-making, leadership, and consultancy in different international contexts.
She holds BA in Philology from Tbilisi State University (Georgia), Ed. M in International Education Policy from Harvard University (USA), and PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge (UK).
Maia Chankseliani serves on the editorial boards of the following journals: Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Research in Comparative and International Education, and Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies.
Funded Research Projects:
University research capacity in former Soviet countries (co-PI)
Funder - The National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia) internal research grant
Comparative study of apprenticeships in Australia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, India, and South Africa (PI)
Qatar Foundation Grant
Escaping the Exclusion or Sustaining the Privilege? A Complex Reality of Student Mobility from Kazakhstan (PI)
Newton-Al-Farabi / British Council Grant under the Researcher Links (UK) in collaboration with Nazarbayev University
A comparative investigation of student mobility from post-Soviet countries to the EU (PI)
Fell Fund Grant on (Im)mobility and global citizenship
International student mobility from Russia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia to the UK: the perspectives of the UK HE sector (PI)
Seed cord grant from the University of Oxford Department of Education
Developing and Understanding Vocational Excellence, funded (Research Fellow)
The National Apprenticeship Service (BIS) grant
External evaluation of the European Training Foundation (ETF) project on vocational education & training in Georgia, The Public Policy and Management Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania (PI)
European Commission DG of Education & Culture
Maia Chankseliani welcomes doctoral applications from scholars interested in higher education/VET/apprenticeships for global, national and local development and/or comparative/global/international higher education. The applicant would be interested in examining relationships between tertiary education and society to improve our understanding of the societal, political, and/or institutional forces that shape tertiary education and/or the potential of tertiary education and research for transforming societies. This can include, but does not need to be limited to one or more of the following conceptual foci: inequalities and exclusion, migration and mobility, internationalisation and marketization, democratisation and socialisation, attractiveness and incentives, institutional capacity and institutional development.