Research Centres
22 April 2024

NORRAG Becomes a Research Centre

NORRAG, the Global Education Centre of the Geneva Graduate Institute, has become a Geneva Graduate Institute research centre. Established in 1977 as an offshoot of the Research, Review, and Advisory Group (RRAG) in Stockholm, NORRAG has been hosted by the Institute since 1992.

Working at the interstices of knowledge, policy and practice, NORRAG co-produces knowledge, brokers policy dialogue and engages in capacity sharing on policies for international policies and cooperation in education and training, as well as convening a global network of over 5,800 members, primarily funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Surfacing and amplifying under-represented expertise, particularly from the South, helps to generate relevant and contextualised global, regional and national public goods and policy debate. (NORRAG, “How We Work”)

NORRAG’s Strategy for the 2021-2025 period is to work toward a vision where “everyone enjoys the right to equitable, quality, accessible lifelong education as a public good” (NORRAG Strategy).

NORRAG is led by Dr Moira V Faul, Executive Director of NORRAG and Senior Lecturer at the Geneva Graduate Institute and Dr Chanwoong Baek, Academic Director of NORRAG, UNESCO Co-Chair in Comparative Education Policy, and Assistant Professor in the International Relations/Political Science Department.

An important current project for NORRAG is “Mapping the International Geneva Education Ecosystem”, which considers how education-focused and SDG-focused organisations in International Geneva “experience, value and use the Geneva ecosystem in ways that further the achievement of SDG 4, and benefit – as they listen to – stakeholders in the Global South”. NORRAG also has recently released publications on AI and Digital Inequities and the inclusion of Refugee Teachers, and was commissioned by UNESCO to conduct a study on Improving the Use of Evidence.

NORRAG collaborates with the Geneva Graduate Institute on an Executive Education certificate entitled “Innovative Financing for Education”, which “equips education and finance professionals with skills to understand, analyse, evaluate, and design innovative financing approaches to realise SDG 4 and SDG 17 in domestic and international education financing (IFE).”

NORRAG also hosts the KIX Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Asia and Pacific (EMAP) Hub which facilitates cross-country knowledge innovation and exchange across 35 countries in the EMAP region.

NORRAG produces, brokers, and disseminates knowledge through various mediums such as the NORRAG Special Issues, the NORRAG Book Series on International Education and Development and the NORRAG Blog.



NORRAG is the Global Education Centre of the Geneva Graduate Institute. Its strength lies in addressing under-researched questions of quality and equity in key issues in education and development, and in amplifying under-represented expertise.