Maia Chankseliani is Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education and pathway leader for MSc in Comparative and International Education. She convenes the Comparative and International Education Research Group in the Department.
Maia’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 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 is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Educational Research. She serves on the editorial board of Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. She also serves on the College of Reviewers at British Educational Research Association (BERA) and on the Educational Sciences Panel at the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
Funded Research Projects:
International Student Mobility and World Development (PI)
Funder - the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs (ECA)
The Supranational Space in Higher Education (co-PI)
Funder - The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
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 in the fields of comparative and international education and higher education.