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Mr Sangwoo Lee
20 Bedford Way
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  • Research Fellow
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education

I completed my doctoral study (Ph.D.) in Education at the University of Cambridge in 2022. My Ph.D. dissertation explored the role of higher education in economic inequalities and intergenerational social mobility in both South Korea and the United Kingdom. Prior to my doctoral degree, I earned a Master's degree (Ed.M.) in International Education Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Economics from Grinnell College. 

Research Summary

As a Research Fellow at the LLAKES Centre, I mainly conduct research regarding the 'Job Quality in the 21st Century'. In general, I undertake research into how we can improve students’ academic achievement and help them develop the skills they need in the labour market, regardless of their socioeconomic background. I have a particular interest in researching inequalities we see in access to and success in higher education mainly in developed contexts. I also study the economic and social outcomes from education.

Recent research topic includes:

  • The role of higher education in economic inequalities and intergenerational social mobility
  • The economic value of higher education
  • The socioeconomic gaps in educational achievement
  • Job quality
  • Quantitative analysis

Teaching Summary

Seminar leader of Social Inequality and Mobility 2021/22 Academic Year

Seminar leader of Economics of Education 2021/22 Academic Year

01-SEP-2022 Research Fellow Education, Practice and Society UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2021 – 30-JUL-2022 Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Social Research Institute UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Academic Background
    BA in Economics  
    Ed.M.in International Education Policy Harvard University
    PhD in Education  
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