Dr Josef Ploner

Lecturer in Education

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I am a Lecturer in International and Comparative Education at the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) within the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED).

My teaching spans across a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which feature a strong international and comparative component. I also enjoy my work as personal tutor and supervisor for students at all levels (UG, PGT, PhD).

My research focuses on the interlinks between education and mobility in the context of international higher education. I am particularly interested in international student migration into the UK and Europe and how this relates to, and is affected by, concurrent forms of global migration, diaspora and exile. I have also a keen interest in tourism, heritage and the cultural industries as meaningful sites of learning, memory formation and cultural contest.

I am member of the Higher Education Research Network (HERE@manchester) at the Manchester Institute of Education.


Email: josef.ploner@manchester.ac.uk




PhD (Tourism and Heritage Studies), Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (Leeds Beckett University, 2011)

MA (Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology), University of Vienna (2003)

PGCert (University of Hull, 2016)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Higher Education Academy (HEA) - Fellow

Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) - Member

Network European Citizenship Education (NECE) - Member

Culture, Place and Policy Institute (University of Hull) - Associate Researcher

External positions

Editor Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Taylor & Francis Group plc

30 Sep 2001 → …

Areas of expertise


  • International Education, Higher Education, Tourism, Heritage;

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2010 - Doctor of Social Science, Tourism, heritage and place making in an Austrian World Heritage Site , Leeds Beckett University

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