LiU receives top funding educational sciences
Linköping University is will receive the most funding of all higher educational institutions when the Swedish Research Council distributes project grants for research in the educational sciences.
Six LiU researchers have been granted a total of almost SEK 32 million for three years’ research.
“This is amazing. It’s great that we’re so successful within research on educational sciences, which is also prevalent in other parts of LiU. We deliver broad research,” says Karin Mardsjö Blume, Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences.
Among the recipients are:
- Polly Björk-Willén, who will receive a grant for her research on “Language policy in multilingual schools and families”
- Gunnel Colnerud for “Teaching students’ strategies for leadership and leadership development”. Educational sciences projects in the philosophical departments and the Institute of Technology will also receive support.
“We’ve known that we have strong research firmly rooted in different parts of the university, and we are really glad that the Research Council chose this path this year,” Blume says.
In total, 39 applicants out of 279 were granted funds for research in the educational sciences.
Last year they took their bicycles and set course for Nepal. The aim was to support a home for vulnerable girls. Now they are back in Sweden (with a little less beard).
MSc students Maria Olsson and Lina Larsson are developing better and more environmentally friendly menstrual protection for women in developing countries.
In a new gas turbine simulator in the A Building, students can see how an interference affects flow immediately.
The right job and the right student. The new student association BrandVisors wants to facilitate contacts between students and companies.
Ida Nordström, senior high school teacher in training, has taken part in a new exchange with Singapore.
Mattias Bergbom would actually have been satisfied with any job in the IT sector. But he ended up in the film industry, in Hollywood, with an Oscar for Visual Effects.
Anna Asratian, master’s student in Experimental and Medical Biosciences, has been awarded a service medal from the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Four LiU students made a documentary on the porters of Kilimanjaro and the climate change.
Sergio Andres Brambila Macias and Gustavo Bonilla Lara and twenty-eight other students have been awarded the green belt in the Six Sigma quality management method.
A little while into term, solitude often begins to show its face. The reaction may be overactivity or self-imposed isolation.
Today, Friday 15 November, is an important day for Karlhans Che. It is a day of joy and honour, a day for celebrating the childhood dream that came true. Karlhans is about to attend the Commencement Ceremony at LiU.
How can we plan cities so we avoid segregation and encourage all residents to feel included? These questions were discussed at a seminar with researchers and municipal officials.
Last updated: 2014-04-09