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The Faculty of Educational Sciences


ResearchWhat does research say about the causes of bullying? How do students work in groups?  What do we really know about grades, homework and play?  

You can read about this and much more on our research web about school and education.  The website is aimed particularly for teachers, school politicians and school  officials. Therefore, the site is built as far as possible around concrete keywords like "bullying", "Ethics",  "Rating and assessment", "Leadership”.

Welcome to our research web!


Exchange students

PennaEach year, one thousand students take the opportunity to study  as an exchange student at Linköping University.

Master students

Böcker A master’s programme at Linköping University provides all the necessary knowledge and tools for a successful professional career.

Free movers

Halvt ätet äppleEnglish speaking free movers, i. e. students applying on an individual basis, are welcome to apply for single-subject courses offered in English.

Doctoral studies

Doktorshatt Around 80 researchers and doctoral students are currently active within the Faculty of Educational Sciences.


The Faculty of Educational Sciences provides a comprehensive teacher training programme and offers postgraduate programmes with opportunities for research.

Teacher training is available for all levels of the Swedish school and pre-school system. Future educators have considerable freedom of choice in subject specialisation and age group. Teacher training draws on a set of courses in general education. Teacher trainees come into contact with local schools from the very start.

Courses and programmes are generally taught in Swedish, although there are a number of courses offered in English which are open to international students.



Keeping Teaching Complex: Policy, Research and Practice

Teaching is a complex--rather than a technical or complicated—activity. Unless policy, research and practice designed to improve teacher quality “keep teaching complex,” they are unlikely to lead to changes that genuinely enhance students’ learning and enrich their life chances, writes Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education Lynch School of Education, Boston College.

Educational Sciences tops bibliometric index

Last year second place - this year a slight improvement! LiU research achieved first place in the Swedish Research Council’s latest bibliometric index in the field of education.

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Last updated: 2014-10-04