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The Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF) is based in the Department of Education (DPU), Aarhus University at Campus Emdrup in Copenhagen, and is formed in conjunction with the Department of Education, Aarhus Campus.

Membership is open to researchers, administrators, and policy makers concerned with universities and higher education in Denmark and internationally.


Sister Centres
CHEF has established links with ‘sister centres’ around the world.
The sister centres are

  • Critical Studies in Education, University og Auckland, New Zealand
  • REDI, Department of Education, Deakin University, Australia
  • Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Melbourne University, Australia
  • Centre for Research Capability and Development, Coventry University, UK
  • Graduate School of Education, Bristol University, UK
  • Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), UCL and Oxford, UK
  • Department of Education, and the Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  • Hamburger Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HUL), Germany
  • CIPES, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Centre for Educational Policy Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Drexel University, USA
  • C3 Research Centre: Creative Industries and Creative Communities, Staffordshire University, UK
  • HERO (Higher Education as Research Object), Uppsala University, Sweden


Steering group

Other steering group members

Søren Baltzer Rasmussen