The Institute of Education (IOE)
Founded in 1902, The Institute of Education (IOE) is a world class centre of excellence for research, teacher training, higher degrees and consultancy in education and education-related areas of social science. Its staff of pre-eminent scholars and talented students from all walks of life make up an intellectually rich and diverse learning community.
The Institute of Education is a graduate college of the University of London. Initially established to deliver high quality training for school teachers, it has, over the years, expanded its activities and now offers courses leading to higher degrees in all areas of education and related aspects of the social sciences and professional practice.
Today, the IOE hosts lectures on educational issues by the leaders of the main UK political parties and by education ministers from around the world. In doing so, it provides students with a forum for lively debates involving leading figures in the world of education.
The Institute has long been recognised as a leading centre of educational enquiry. The scale and excellence of this research attract large numbers of students from all over the world keen to work with scholars at the forefront of education. International links are also fostered through active participation in European Union-sponsored programmes and through collaborative projects with overseas and other institutions. The STEP is one such collaboration.