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.
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.
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A lot of takeout and evenings were consumed before this year’s race car was ready for the prestigious track at Silverstone.
iDay 2016 in Colloseum was a worldly experience with food and culture from 15 countries.
2016 Environmental Engineering Profile of the Year. Winner of the 2015 Skapa prize in Östergötland. And winner of the 2016 Nordic Cleantech Open as well as a desirable spot on the list of the 33 hottest new technology companies.
LiU alum Niklas Myhr is known as ‘The Social Media Professor’.
Anna Kaijser, researcher at the Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Change, brings out the connections between climate and social relations of power.
Last updated: 2016-06-17