Maia Chankseliani is Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education and course leader for MSc in Comparative and International Education.
Maia Chankseliani’s research in comparative and international education examines participation in and outcomes of higher education and VET/apprenticeships. She draws primarily on the scholarship in social and political theory and also employs ideas from history, economics, geography, and demography to understand of how macro- and meso-level factors link with individual opportunities of accessing and benefitting from post-compulsory education at home and abroad. 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. Maia Chankseliani is on the Educational Sciences Panel at the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia).
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 welcomes doctoral applications from students interested in the following research areas:
- Higher education internationalisation – inbound and outbound mobility, cross-border delivery/transnational education/franchises, MOOCs, internationalisation of curriculum, academic staff mobility
- Access to, participation in and outcomes of higher education and vocational education and training/apprenticeships