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EdTech Hub

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The £20m+ “Research and Innovation Hub on Technology for Education” (EdTech Hub) grant has been awarded to a consortium of 6 partners including the University of Cambridge. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the EdTech Hub will study over the next 7 years how effective, culturally appropriate uses of EdTech do – and do not – help to accelerate, spread and scale system-level interventions that lead to better learning outcomes for children in low-income countries. Importantly, the hub sets out to determine where EdTech offers the greatest value for money and social return on investment.

Research team:

Principal Investigator: Dr Sara Hennessy
Research Team: Dr Ricardo Sabates, Professor Nidhi Singal and Dr Rob Gruijters (REAL Centre); Dr Riikka Hofmann and Professor Rupert Wegerif (Faculty of Education); Dr Björn Haßler (REAL Centre Associate)

The research team also includes members from other consortium partners.




Overseas Development Institute,
Results for Development
Open Development & Education,


June 2019 – June 2027



For any enquiries concerning the Hub’s work, please contact us via #EdTechHub

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