The Alliance utilises the existing strengths of each institution to:

  • speak as a collective voice on educational matters in order to raise the profile and quality of education with governments, international agencies and the public at large
  • act as a forum for collaboration to develop an understanding in order to address current local and global educational issues
  • be a think tank that draws on existing expertise and research-based evidence to generate ideas, anticipate trends and develop future scenarios
  • deepen and widen co-operation among partner institutions.

It is our aim that the work of the Alliance makes an impact on policy decisions, influences funding and inspires research and interventions that have a meaningful impact on education locally and globally.

In connection to the new Memorandum  of Understanding, to be finalized in Autumn 2013, changes in aims and priorities are to be expected.


Member institutions have mutual concerns for teachers’ education, and education in general. They are increasingly involved in educational issues that have both local and global dimensions. And, they are recognised for their strengths in educational research, and believe that there is a need for additional channels/platforms to provide professional evidence-based inputs on education, drawn from this research.
For detailed information see the Copenhagen document.