E.G. West Centre

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The E.G. West Centre, established in March 2002, is the UK’s only university research centre dedicated to understanding and developing market solutions in education. It us based in the School of Education, University of Newcastle, UK. It was named after Professor Edwin G. West who died on October 6, 2001. [1] [2]

Its advisory council is populated largely by members of libertarian think-tank networks, including the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. It was formed by James Tooley, Pauline Dixon, and James Stanfield after they developed their course for the School of Education called Educational Freedom: A Global Perspective [3].

The expenses of the Education Freedom course, and a cash prize, were awarded by the International Freedom Project of the John Templeton Foundation.


Advisory Council

Dr Sugata Mitra Director, Centre for Research in Cognitive Systems, NIIT