Thursday, 9 May, 2019 - 09:00


The ANGEL Conference 2019 is a key UK event for those working in, or with an interest in, Global Education research. It will also function as a gathering for members of the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning. The event will be held 9 & 10th of May 2019 here in Bloomsbury, London. The event builds on the success of the Global Learning conference organised by the Development Education Research Centre (DERC) in 2017.

Registration opened on the 31st January 2019 and is available up until the day before the conference.

The Conference is aimed at academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world and papers and presentations will cover all sectors of education, evidence from empirical based research as well as discussion on approaches to building more effective connections between researchers and policy-makers - building on the research and policy dialogue that has been led by Global Education Network Europe (GENE), in partnership with DERC. In addition, all plenary sessions will include discussions on how to take forward the themes addressed by the keynote speakers in developing and implanting policies, informing research and helping to improve the quality of educational practice.  

The Conference will include a mixture of keynote presentations, academic papers and presentations from empirical research, debates on key issues and opportunities for meetings of specialist Journal boards, early career researchers, NGO practitioners and policy-makers. There will be parallel sessions on both days that will cover themes that have emerged in our submissions, including conceptualisation, school based education, further and higher education and informal learning - as well as more diverse sessions organised by the conference themes below. 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.



We have two programmes - a short version and the full version that includes abstracts. The full version is navigable with hyperlinked buttons to make it easier to use. Please note that the hyperlink buttons will work when you open the document in Adobe or Chrome, as well as iPhone / IOS, but not on Android.



The conference aims to address 4 key themes:

  • Current challenges for Global Education
  • Opportunities created by the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Relationship to formal or further and higher education or informal forms of learning
  • Connecting researchers and policy makers on Global Education 




Side events and special sessions

Outside of the plenary speeches and the parallel sessions, arranged by the above themes, we have a number of special symposia and side events, including:

  • The new Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme 
  • Bridge 47: European wide Global Citizenship Education initiative run by civil society organisations
  • Special session: Migration
  • Centre for Applied Buddhism (SGI-UK): Buddhist Perspectives on Global Citizenship and
    Value Creating Education



The window for submissions of proposals for the event is now closed. If you are interested, you can still view the call for papers here. If you have missed this window, but are still keen to take on a more active role at the event, we may be able to accomodate your request. Please write to us at


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Venue, directions and accommodation

You can find information about Goodenough College and the surrounding area, as well as on travel and accomdation options, on these pages.



Registration is open now. Booking is processed via the UCL Online Store, with Early Bird rates available until the end of March. 



Please note that the below costs are the standard rate. 
Standard: £150
ANGEL member: £120
Doctoral students / Early career researcher: £60
Attendee from developing country: £60


  • If you are an ANGEL member, but also an Early Career Researcher, you can book as ‘Early Career Researcher’.
  • We define ‘Early Career Researcher’ as a doctoral student or post-doc without a permanent position at a university.
  • ‘Developing Country’ is as defined by the IMF's World Economic Outlook Database 

ANGEL Network,
Development Education Research Centre (DERC)
UCL Institute of Education
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