The Globalisation, Education and Social Policies (GEPS) is a research center based in the Department of Sociology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 

The common thread among the scholars that are part of GEPS is to develop critical research on educational policies and practices and in particular to assess their impact on educational inequalities and systems from a social justice perspective. This approach is applied in a set of interconnected fields, including the global governance of education, the relationship between education policy and international development, the analysis of young people’s education trajectories, the relationships between schooling and social inequalities, and the enactment and effects of education policy both in Europe and in lower and middle income countries.

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GEPS team members have secured numerous outstanding national and international competitive research projects.

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The GEPS team is led by a number of internationally reputed scholars in the field of sociology of education and education policy studies. In addition, the GEPS team includes a large and very internationalized group of engaged predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers, and a growing group of associate research fellows.

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