Professor Maia Chankseliani
Professor Maia Chankseliani (EdM Harvard, PhD Cambridge) is Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford. She leads a flagship master’s course in Comparative and International Education and convenes the Comparative and International Education Research Group at the Department of Education.
Maia investigates societal, institutional, and policy forces that shape tertiary education and the potential of tertiary education and research for transforming societies. Her research has been inspired and supported by an accumulation of conceptual, empirical, and methodological resources that she has been developing throughout her career in academia, policy-making, non-profit sector, and international development.
Maia has worked on a number of externally funded research projects and consultancies involving the UK Government agencies responsible for education and skills, UKRI/ESRC, World Bank, British Council, Qatar Foundation, USAID, UNICEF, the European Commission. Maia is Associate Editor of International Journal of Educational Research. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Education and Development Forum (UKFIET).
- Universities, society and economy
- International/global higher education
- International development higher education
- International organisations and higher education
- Higher education in Central Asia, Caucasus, Russia and Eastern Europe
- International student mobility
- Vocational education and apprenticeships
- Higher Education and the Sustainable Development Goals. Higher Education, 81(1), 1-8. Chankseliani, M., & McCowan, T. (2021)
- Higher Education Contributing to the Local, National, and Global Development: New Empirical and Conceptual Insights. Higher Education, 81(1), 109-127. Chankseliani, M., Qoraboyev, I., & Gimranova, D. (2021)
- A big picture: bibliometric study of academic publications from post-Soviet countries. Scientometrics. Chankseliani, M., Lovakov, A., & Pislyakov, V. (2021)
- The politics of exporting higher education: Russian university branch campuses in the “Near Abroad”. Post-Soviet Affairs, 37(1), 26-44. Chankseliani, M. (2021)
- Rural Disadvantage in the Context of Centralised University Admissions: A Multiple Case Study of Georgia and Kazakhstan. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 50(7), 995-1013. Chankseliani, M., et al. (2020)
- Cross-country Comparison of Engagement in Apprenticeships. A Conceptual Analysis of Incentives for Individuals and Firms. International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 6(3), 261-283. Chankseliani, M., & Anuar, A. M. (2019)
- The Politics of Student Mobility: Links Between Outbound Student Flows and the Democratic Development of Post-Soviet Eurasia. International Journal of Educational Development, 62, 281–288. Chankseliani, M. (2018)
- Four Rationales of HE Internationalisation: Perspectives of UK Universities on Attracting Students from Former Soviet Countries. Journal of Studies in International Education, 22(1), 53–70. Chankseliani, M. (2017)
Professor Maia Chankseliani has experience being interviewed and having research featured in a variety of media including print, online and broadcast, and as a contributor writing articles.
Recent media work
- How would universities fare in a new Cold War? (research featured in Times Higher Education, 2021)
- Researchers in post-Soviet states seeking out international funds (research featured in Times Higher Education, 2020)
- Commentary featured in WELT (in German) on the UK universities going back to small group, face-to-face teaching (2020)
- Commentary featured in WELT (in German) on the Covid19 and online teaching (2020)
- An interview with the Radio Liberty (in Georgian) on Brexit implications for the UK higher education (2020)
- Students studying overseas could be helping to make former Soviet countries more liberal (editorial, The Conversation, 2018)
- How Russia Is Using International Students as a Weapon in the New Cold War (editorial, The Conversation, 2018)
- Student mobility may aid ‘democratic development’ in home nations (research featured in Times Higher Education, 2017)
- BBC Oxford Radio interview with Maia Chankseliani following publication of a study of apprenticeships (2017, 1:53)
- Strong incentives for employers to participate in apprenticeship provision is vital (research featured in FE News, 2017)