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Networks, projects and resources for those working in higher education.


We facilitate the following networks with the aim of bringing together individuals in university departments to share experience and learning. Each group meets a number of times per year and agendas are set in discussion with network members.

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Project Juno

This project recognises and rewards university departments and companies that have taken action to address the under-representation of women in physics.

Expanding Conceptual Understanding in Physics (ECUIP)

ECUIP is a collaborative project with the long-term aim of improving physics graduates’ conceptual understanding in Newtonian mechanics and electricity and magnetism.

The motivation for this project is a concern by some academics, teacher training providers and others that physics graduates sometimes lack a deep understanding of basic concepts.

Who is involved in the project?

The project group consists of physics departments across the UK and Ireland.

The research

The physics departments involved used a range of assessment instruments to test the conceptual understanding of their students at various stages of their education.

Currently the research questions of the project are being investigated using assessment data collected since 2016 together with qualitative research to be conducted in the near future.

Project outcome

The project findings will be shared with the community.

It is anticipated that resources to support teaching and learning will be developed by the project partner group.

Further information

Contact us at conceptual@iop.org.

Quantum physics

Quantumphysics.iop.org is currently not available. If you wish to contact someone about the site, please email Daniel.Heanes@iop.org.

Degree accreditation and recognition

Our accreditation of physics degrees and recognition of interdisciplinary and combined science degrees are important parts of our support for higher education. 

Find out more.

Related information

Consultations and statistics

IOP Groups

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