Roundtable: “Working in international organisations”

Have you ever considered working or undertaking an internship in an international organisation? If so, come along to the upcoming Doctoral Roundtable organised jointly by the Centre for Globalisation Education & Social Futures (GESF) and the Centre for Comparative and International Research (CIRE), to talk to a group of GSoE researchers, who have been involved in education-related projects in large international organisations, including UNESCO, the European Commission and the European University Association.

1st March 2:00-3:15 pm

Room 4.01, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol.



Janja Komljenovic is a Marie Curie Doctoral Research Fellow in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, where she is a member of the Centre for Globalisation, Education & Social Futures. She’s working with the ‘Universities in the Knowledge Economy project (UNIKE)’ project, an EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network. Her current research is on the processes of market-making and marketization, with a particular focus on the higher education sector. Before joining the University of Bristol, Janja was actively involved in higher education policy making in Slovenia, and in the Bologna Process in Europe. Janja has worked for the European University Association and collaborates with ENQA and EQAR – both European bodies for quality assurance. Contact:

Hazel Price is an ESRC funded doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education (UoB), and a member of the Centre for Globalisation, Education & Social Futures. Her research investigates the multi-scalar making, enactment and impact of quality assurance mechanisms in Higher Education in Latin America and interactions with processes of regional integration. Hazel spent three months undertaking an internship with UNESCO in 2015. She was based at their headquarters in Paris in the Higher Education Section of the Division for Education Policies and Lifelong Learning. Hazel worked on a range of projects related to Higher Education governance including the development of a global database of Quality Assurance systems, information on the Quality Assurance of online and distance learning and the renewal of regional conventions on the recognition of qualifications. Contact:

Tore Sorensen is a doctoral researcher in the Graduate School of Education (UoB), and a member of the Centre for Globalisation, Education & Social Futures. His current research project investigates international education governance. He has previously worked as a teacher of young migrants and refugees in Copenhagen, Denmark; a teacher trainer; and between 2012 and 2013, he was employed in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture in Brussels. At the European Commission, Tore was mostly involved in two projects: the First European Survey on Language Competences, and the European Commission Communication ‘Rethinking Education’ package which was published in November 2012. Contact:

The Roundtable will be chaired by Aliandra Barlete, who is currently conducting doctoral research at the Centre for GESF into the changing relationship between higher education and Mercosur, and who has extensive experience of working in international organisations, including the British Council. Contact:

This is a free event. No booking required. For further information, please email: