Jihyun Lee
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Dr Jihyun Lee is a Research Associate in the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University, working on the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project ‘Bordered Youth: Analysing Citizenship and Identities in Post-Brexit Northern Ireland’. From January to July 2022, she was a Post-doctoral Research Assistant to the European Research Council funded project ‘Eurostudents’ in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. She was also a Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at University College London (2021-2022) where she received her PhD in Human Geography in 2021. Drawing on semi-structured interviews with non-EU international postgraduate students studying at three different British universities, her doctoral thesis explored how the experiences of international students in the United Kingdom varied according to their social characteristics and the higher education institutions they attended. Her research interests include international/transnational higher education and contemporary educational mobilities, with a focus on international student mobility in and through UK higher education. She has published on the sociology and geographies of international higher education in journals such as British Journal of Sociology of Education, Globalisation, Societies and Education, and Social & Cultural Geography.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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