Professor Maia Chankseliani

Fellow by Special Election in Comparative and International Education

Maia Chankseliani is Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education at the Department of Education and a Fellow of St Edmund Hall. She is pathway leader for MSc in Comparative and International Education.

Maia Chankseliani holds BA in Philology from Tbilisi State University (Georgia), Ed. M in International Education Policy from Harvard University (USA), and PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Maia supervises doctoral students and welcomes informal contacts from prospective doctoral students interested in the following topics:

  • Higher Education internationalisation – inbound and outbound mobility, cross-border delivery/transnational education/franchises, MOOCs, internationalisation of curriculum, academic staff mobility;
  • Access to, participation in and outcomes of higher education and vocational education and training/apprenticeships.

Maia Chankseliani’s research in comparative and international education examines participation in and outcomes of higher education and VET/apprenticeships. She draws primarily on the scholarship in social and political theory and also employs ideas from history, economics, geography, and demography to understand of how macro- and meso-level factors link with individual opportunities of accessing and benefiting from post-compulsory education at home and abroad. Methodologically, she moves between qualitative and quantitative methods. She often complements secondary data analysis with narratives from semi-structured interviews and contextualised case studies.

Maia brings to her role experience of education research, teaching, policy-making, leadership, and consultancy in different international contexts.

She serves on the editorial boards of the following journals: Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Research in Comparative and International Education, and Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies. Maia is also on the Educational Sciences Panel at the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia).

Journal articles

Chankseliani, M. (2018). 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–

Chankseliani, M. (2017). Four rationales of HE internationalisation: perspectives of UK universities on attracting students from former Soviet countriesJournal of Studies in International Education22(1), 53–70

Chankseliani, M. (2017). Charting the Development of Knowledge on Soviet and Post-Soviet Education through the Pages of Comparative and International Education JournalsComparative Education53(2), 265–283

Chankseliani, M., & James Relly, S. (2016). Three-capital approach to the study of young people who excel in vocational occupations: a case of WorldSkills competitors and entrepreneurshipInternational Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 3(2), 46–65

Chankseliani, M., James, S. and A. Laczic. (2016). Overcoming vocational prejudice: Can skills competitions improve the attractiveness of VET in Britain? British Journal of Educational Research, 42(4), 582–599

Chankseliani, M., & James Relly, S. (2015). From the provider-led to an employer-led system: implications of apprenticeship reform on the private training market. Journal of Vocational Education & Training67(4), 515–528.

Chankseliani, M. (2015). Escaping homelands with limited employment and tertiary education opportunities: Outbound student mobility from post-Soviet countriesPopulation, Space and Place22(3), 301–316.

Chankseliani, M. (2013). Rural disadvantage in Georgian higher education admissions: A mixed-methods study. Comparative Education Review, 57(3), 424–456. doi:10.1086/670739

Chankseliani, M. (2013). Financial burden of university attendance in Georgia: Implications for rural students. Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education,  43 (3), 311-328. doi: 10.1007/s11125-013-9274-x [This article has been translated into Chinese]

Books

Chankseliani, M., & Silova, I. (Eds.). (2018). Comparing Post-Socialist Transformations: Purposes, Policies, and Practices in Education. Oxford: Symposium Books.

Meyer, H.-D., St. John, E. P., Chankseliani, M., & Uribe, L. (Eds.). (2013). Fairness in Access to Higher Education in a Global Perspective: Reconciling Excellence, Efficiency, and Justice. Rotterdam: SENSE Publisher

Research-based reports

Chankseliani, M., Keep, E., & Wilde, S. (2017). People and policy: A comparative study of apprenticeship across eight national contexts (No. RR.9.2017). Doha, Qatar: World Innovation Summit for Education.

Chankseliani, M., & Hessel, G. (2016). Case studies of the most popular European destinations for mobile students from Russia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia (Research report). Oxford, UK: The Centre for Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford.

Chankseliani, M., & Hessel, G. (2016). International student mobility from Russia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia to the UK: trends, institutional rationales and strategies for student recruitment (Research report). Oxford, UK: The Centre for Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford.

Chankseliani, M., James, S. and K. Mayhew. (2015). WorldSkills competitors and entrepreneurship: A Report to the Skills Funding Agency. Oxford, UK: University of Oxford.

Chankseliani, M., James Relly, S., & Mayhew, K. (2015). Benefits of Developing Vocational Excellence. A Report to the National Apprenticeship Service of Project 3 (Phase II) of the DUVE suite of projects. Oxford, UK: University of Oxford.

Mayhew, K., James, S., Chankseliani, M. and A. Laczic. (2013). Benefits of Developing Vocational Excellence: A Report to the National Apprenticeship Service. Oxford, UK: University of Oxford.

Book chapters

Malinovskiy, S., & Chankseliani, M. (2018). International Student Recruitment in Russia: Heavy-handed Approach and Soft-Power Comeback. In A. Oleksiyenko, Q. Zha, I. Chirikov, & J. Li (Eds.), International Status Anxiety and Higher Education: The Soviet Legacy in China and Russia. Hong Kong: CERC-Springer.

Chankseliani, M., & Silova, I. (2018). Reconfiguring Education Purposes, Policies, and Practices during Post-Socialist Transformations: Setting the stage. In M. Chankseliani & I. Silova (Eds.), Comparing Post-Socialist Transformations: Purposes, Policies, and Practices in Education (pp. 7–25). Oxford: Symposium Books. Retrieved from http://www.symposium-books.co.uk/bookdetails/104/

Chankseliani, M. (2015). Rural disadvantage in Georgian Higher Education Admissions: A Mixed-method Study. In A. Mountford-Zimdars, D. Sabbagh, & D. Post (Eds.), Fair Access to Higher Education: Global Perspectives. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Chankseliani, M. (2014) ‘Georgia: Marketization and education post-1991’, in N. Ivanenko (ed.) Education in Eastern Europe and EurasiaBloomsbury Academic.

Chankseliani, M. (2013) ‘Higher Education Access in Post-Soviet Georgia: Overcoming a Legacy of Corruption’, in H.-D. Meyer, E. P. St. John, M. Chankseliani, & L. Uribe (eds.), Fairness in Access to Higher Education in a Global Perspective: Reconciling Excellence, Efficiency, and Justice (pp.171-187). Rotterdam: SENSE Publisher

Meyer, H.-D., St. John, E. P., Chankseliani, M., & Uribe, L. (2013). ‘The Crisis of Higher Education Access – A Crisis of Justice,’ in H.-D. Meyer, E. P. St. John, M. Chankseliani, & L. Uribe (eds.), Fairness in Access to Higher Education in a Global Perspective: Reconciling Excellence, Efficiency, and Justice (pp. 1–9). Rotterdam: SENSE Publisher

Other publications

Chankseliani, M. 27 September, 2018. ‘Students studying overseas could be helping to make former Soviet countries more liberal‘. The Conversation

Chankseliani, M. 6 June, 2018. ‘How Russia Is Using International Students as a Weapon in the New Cold War’. The Conversation

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