The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. The priorities of the REAL Centre align with, and contribute to, the international strategy of the University.

The REAL Centre is capitalising upon this strong track record, harnessing and augmenting the Faculty’s strengths and creating a critical mass of expertise in education and international development in order to drive forward its agenda. It builds on the important work undertaken previously under the Centre for Commonwealth Education and Centre for Education and International Development (CEID), notably the RECOUP programme. The Centre’s work is further enhanced through its links with leading researchers and centres across the University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University more broadly.

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The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, University of Cambridge pledges to strengthen efforts towards undertaking and disseminating robust quantitative and qualitative research which promotes equitable access and quality learning for children with disabilities, especially in Southern contexts.

The REAL Centre also supports the new Partnership for Inclusive Education as a means to boost financing to support these aims.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: On-going        

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018