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Dr Rino Adhikary



Research Fellow


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2019


I am a researcher of globalisation, policy mobilities, and education reforms. Currently, I am researching the Sustainable Development Education Goal (SDG4) with overlapping focus on global and national contexts in the Asia Pacific. I have previously worked on various social entrepreneurial policies in education attending specifically to the rising influence of philanthropy and venture capitalism in Developing settings. My research seeks to understand the processes through which education policy moves and shapes in sync with globalisation.

My 2019-PhD in Education was from the University of Queensland, Australia. I also hold a 2013-European MA (EMA) in Lifelong Learning Policy and Management from Deusto University, Spain; and a 2012-MA in Education from Aarhus University, Denmark. I am passionate about understanding the conditions and transformations that globalisation continues to infuse upon education and education policy.

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Biography summary

  • Researcher of education policy and globalisation
  • PhD in Education - 2019 - University of Queensland, Australia
  • EMA, Lifelong Learning Policy and Management - Deuasto, Spain
  • MA, Education - Aarhus, Denmark 
  • Lecturer in Education - BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh - 2008-2014

Teaching interests

  • Globalisation and education policy
  • Research methodology

Knowledge areas

  • Globalisation and education policy;
  • Policy sociology in education;
  • Developing World education systems;
  • International organisations in education;
  • Global-national networks in education policy;
  • Cultural dimensions of education policy;
  • SDG4 and education policy;
  • Network ethnography;
  • Global ethnography;
  • Science and Technology Studies (training);

Research groups

Centre for Research for Educational Impact (REDI) - Deakin University


  • Sustainable Development Education Goal (Goal 4) and education policy in the Asia-Pacific.


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Global-National Networks in Education Policy: Primary Education, Social Enterprises and 'Teach for Bangladesh'

Rino Adhikary, Bob Lingard, Ian Hardy

(2022), London, Eng., A1


Teach For Bangladesh as a de facto social enterprise

Rino Adhikary, Bob Lingard

(2021), pp. 117-137, Examining Teach For All, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Social enterprise as a policy panacea: panel discussions, data and the cultural formulation of policy in Bangladesh

R Adhikary, I Hardy, B Lingard

(2020), Vol. 18, pp. 194-207, Globalisation, Societies and Education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Researching the Global Education Industry: foci, empirics and methods

R Adhikary

(2019), Vol. 41, pp. 812-821, Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, London, England, C1

journal article

Global-local imbrications in education policy: Methodological reflections on researching the sociology of teach for Bangladesh

R Adhikary, B Lingard

(2019), Vol. 17, pp. 252-267, London Review of Education, London, England, C1

journal article

Influencing education policy: new philanthropy, network governance and fast-policy

R Adhikary

(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 746-756, Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, London, England, C1

journal article

A critical examination of Teach for Bangladesh's Facebook page: 'Social-mediatisation' of global education reforms in the 'post-truth' era

R Adhikary, B Lingard, I Hardy

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 632-661, Journal of Education Policy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

A critical policy analysis of 'Teach for Bangladesh': a travelling policy touches down

R Adhikary, B Lingard

(2018), Vol. 54, pp. 181-202, Comparative Education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Relating development to quality of education:A study on the world bank's neoliberal policy discourse in education

R Adhikary

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 3-26, KEDI Journal of Educational Policy, C1-1

journal article

Unesco's Lifelong Learning Agenda: An ideological shift from Humanism to Neoliberalism

Rino Adhikary

(2014), Vol. 75, pp. 88-106, Indian Journal of Adult Education, New Delhi, C1-1

journal article

The World Bank's Shift away from neoliberal ideology: Real or rhetoric?

R Adhikary

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 191-200, Policy Futures in Education, C1-1

journal article

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