Higher Education Research Group (HERG)

The Higher Education Research Group (HERG) meets regularly to bring together colleagues across Moray House School of Education and Sport, the Institute for Academic Development, and beyond to discuss current higher education research, network, and advance collaboration.

About us

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Our areas of research interest include: widening participation; transition into higher education; internationalisation; employability; master’s level provision; student experience; interdisciplinary, critical policy studies, comparative higher education and capacity building.


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Whilst Higher Education Research Group (HERG) is comprised mainly of University of Edinburgh colleagues, the group is also open to external members with an interest in the topics.

Higher Education Research Group Blog

A Blog with contributions from HERG members


Details about the Higher Education Research Group's (HERG) seminars, webinars and Reading Group meetings.


Our research group members have a range of exciting projects.

Study with us

Programmes our group members teach on and information on applying for PhD study in the area of Higher Education.