Higher Education SIGN

The growing and widening importance of higher education, its purposes and its stakeholders have created a complex sector. Investigating itself is a mark of maturity and a centre for higher education research offers a vehicle through which institutional, sector and policy issues can be located and encouraged.

The activities of the higher education special interest group and network (SIGN) will centre around four core areas:

  • Policy and history
  • Teaching and learning
  • Higher education identity
  • Anthropological, sociological and philosophical perspectives

The higher education SIGN aims to:

  • Provide research to support existing learning and teaching activities
  • Develop relationships with other Centres of higher education in London and beyond and to enhance the essence of higher education’s contrition to fairness, dignity and justice
  • Seek funding for, and disseminate, research through scholarly output such as journal conferences and seminars
  • Increase high quality outcomes that will be appropriate for the next REF Education submission.

Middlesex University runs an MA in Higher Education.

Some social research websites with HE relevance: