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Dr Vincent Carpentier
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
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  • Reader in History of Education
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education

Personal country knowledge

  • UK, France, USA but also with interest in globalization debates


Languages spoken

  • French (native), Spanish (basic)


Languages written

  • French (native), Spanish (basic)

Research Summary

My research is at the interface of political economy and economic history of education. My work combines historical and international perspectives and explores the links between the development of educational systems, Kondratiev cycles and social change. Another key area of my research is the political economy of national and global higher education with a focus on the exploration of the origins and consequences of the connections and tensions between funding policy and (in)equalities.

Teaching Summary

Module leader of Innovation and Change in Higher and Professional Education (MA Higher and Professional Education)–

Module leader of “Internationalisation in Higher Education” (MBA in Higher Education Management)

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