The future of learning


Emerald and SDGs
An Emerald mission in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The world we live in is changing at a fast pace and what we teach and how we teach is also evolving rapidly. What do our tech futures look like and how can we embrace developments to ensure positive teaching and learning experiences with improved outcomes? How can our education systems be reshaped to foster learner first approaches and also keep up to date with growing demands of the 21st century?

Together with some of our partners and authors, we’ve been exploring this subject.

We’re searching for more authors to publish with us in the field of education, we’d love to hear from you.

This mission supports our Quality education for all goal


Author thoughts

Some of our authors have been sharing their research in different ways; check out our chatty podcast or a presentation video to find out more.

Rebuilding the fully functioning university

We talked to Asher Rospigliosi from the University of Brighton about how universities should focus on their core missions – advancing knowledge, educating students and serving their communities – as they navigate their way through these challenges.

Read a transcript of the podcast >

Higher education at the crossroads of disruption

Andres Kaplan, Dean at ESCP Business School Paris and Berlin, has brought together his research in a book that looks at the radical changes that higher education will have to overcome in the coming years.

Related books

Some of our authors have been investigating how to teach through disruption in the modern world. You are invited to see some of their research, a taster chapter of each book can be accessed here. For a limited time only, these chapters are free access; the books can be purchased from our bookstore.

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Calls for papers

We’re looking for articles to publish in the following titles. Find out about the journals aims, typical areas of interest and how to submit by clicking through the cards below.

Special issues

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Publish open access in our Education & Learning gateway 

Our Education and Learning gateway sits on our open access platform Emerald Open Research. The gateway allows research findings to be immediately shared across the world. All research published is openly available to read, download and share. 

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Mission-led research – our four goals

Our core area of focus is interdisciplinary research aligned with the UN SDGs, with four key goals in mind, all of which are about creating real world impact, at a time when it's needed most.

Fairer society

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Healthier lives

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Responsible management

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working...



Quality education for all

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field, we can find ways we can all be part of the solution...