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.
Engineering students Sabina Nordén and Sofie Folkesson took a year off university to renovate a school in Guatemala – using PET bottles.
Dörte Bernhard and Tove Mattsson from the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning got it just right when they organised a World Café for 60 students of teaching and 30 students taking the accelerated course for those newly arrived in Sweden.
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Thousands of students are making a pilgrimage to the Saab Arena for “Kalas”, Sweden’s largest event for new students.
His exchange year in South America turned out to be quite different from what LiU student Simon Alzén had expected. He can be seen this autumn in the American hit series “Narcos”.
Excitement about the future – and a celebration right now. That was the mood at this year’s Farewell Ceremony for Linköping University’s international master’s students.
Sofie Abrahamson, lecturer at the Department of Culture and Communication, has involved herself in the case of Syed Latif, who was deported after getting a job through the wrong channels.
This year’s Commencement Ceremony in the De Geer Hall combined stately ritual with serious partying.
Master’s student Rebecka Le Moine is in India right now to study tigers on behalf of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Anders Jidesjö, Department of Thematic Studies, is research coordinator for the Kunskapslänken national programme, which has been nominated for a UNESCO-Japan prize for sustainable development.
A lot of takeout and evenings were consumed before this year’s race car was ready for the prestigious track at Silverstone.
Last updated: 2016-10-17