About Us

We are an applied and inter-disciplinary centre committed to promoting sharing in education as a mechanism to deliver economic, social and educational benefits to children, schools and society. 

We seek to do this through 3 core strands of interlinked activity:

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To increase understanding of school-based sharing

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Programme activity

to develop & extend a model of shared education

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Teaching and training

to foster expertise and support practitioners

News and Events

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Our Work

Working together for Learning

We seek to advance shared education through high-quality scholarship and international collaboration.

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Our People

Working together for Learning

The Centre comprises world-leading researchers in education and conflict.

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Impact and Publications

Working together for Learning

We produce research to influence theory, policy and practice.

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Contact Us

Centre for Shared Education

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Queen's University Belfast,
69-71 University Street
Northern Ireland
E-mail: ssesw@qub.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0)28 9097 5941/3323/5117