The project focuses on the relationship between education and corruption in Bangladesh. The main interest is in the types of interpersonal transactions involved in getting access to resources within the field of education. Firstly, what are the key determinants required for a successful transaction involving educational services? Secondly, what are the underlying circumstances for not following formal procedures for admission, examination, hiring, and investments? Furthermore, when is the border for labelling practices as corrupt transcended? Analysing corruption as a transaction does not only concern negotiations taking place over a limited set of stable rules, accepted by all sides, but also with negotiations concerning the rules themselves. This approach enables an understanding of the dynamics of human practices and the manifold directions in which their ambiguities might lead.