Tag: higher education

Three JustEd members received new funding from the Academy of Finland

By on 14.06.2017 in Funding
Three JustEd members received new funding from the Academy of Finland

JustEd members Kristiina Brunila, Piia Seppänen and Sonja Kosunen have received funding from the Academy of Finland. Kristiina Brunila got four year funding for her new project called Interrupting Youth Support Systems in the Ethos of Vulnerability, which is a continuation of the ending project Youth on the Move. Kristiina’s research project focus on critically exploring cross-sectoral policies and practices […]

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Open lecture in Helsinki on gender equality in the Icelandic curriculum

By on 20.02.2017 in Guest lectures, Mobility
Open lecture in Helsinki on gender equality in the Icelandic curriculum

Professor Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, JustEd team leader of team 7, is visiting the University of Helsinki as a mobility fellow for two weeks from 20 February to 3 March. Towards the end of his visit, on Thursday 2 March, Ingólfur will give an open lecture on the challenges and opportunities of gender equality in the Icelandic Curriculum. […]

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Social injustice in students’ access to higher education

By on 31.01.2017 in Uncategorized
Social injustice in students’ access to higher education

Entrance-examination-based competition for study positions in Finnish higher education is harsh, and nowadays fewer than one in four applicants are admitted according to Education Statistics Finland (2015). “The admission process seems to produce a socio-economically biased student body in Finnish universities, which of course contradicts the old Nordic principle of providing every applicant with equal […]

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Apply now for JustEd Mobility Fellowship 2017

By on 19.10.2016 in Guest lectures, Mobility
Apply now for JustEd Mobility Fellowship 2017

Monday 24 October is the last day for submitting your application for JustEd Mobility Fellowship 2017. The aim of the grants is to intensify collaboration and exchange of researchers between the partner institutions. The fellowships are primarily open for JustEd members, but a fellowship can also be granted for international visiting postdoctoral or senior researchers […]

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JustEd Mobility Fellowship brings Ulpukka from Helsinki to Reykjavik

By on 05.06.2016 in Mobility
JustEd Mobility Fellowship brings Ulpukka from Helsinki to Reykjavik

Currently, JustEd member and team leader Ulpukka Isopahkala, is visiting the University of Iceland, as part of the JustEd Mobility Fellowship. During June she will be positioned with the doctoral students and post-docs in Hamar in the School of Education. “My specific research topics include educational credentialing, age(ing) and gender, professional expertise, life course agency […]

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“Are you going to write as we think, or as you think?”

By on 12.02.2016 in Mobility, Public dissemination
“Are you going to write as we think, or as you think?”

A female transnational student from Turkey, Hafize, who is studying for four years at an Islamic Malaysian university is the focus of a new article by Marie Carlson, member of JustEd team 5, and Bengt Jacobsson. Hafize was interviewed during the research project  about student mobility in Asia, a multi-sited ethnographic project, at the University […]

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Guest lecture in Helsinki: “The nature of the gender gap in Higher Education”

By on 08.02.2016 in Guest lectures
Guest lecture in Helsinki: “The nature of the gender gap in Higher Education”

JustEd member Professor Jón Torfi Jónasson, School of Education, University of Iceland, is currently visiting University of Helsinki through the  JustEd Mobility Fellowship.  Jón Torfi  is giving a guest lecture on Tuesday 9 February, at 14:00-15:30 at Psychologicum 229 (Siltavuorenpenger 1A, Helsinki). The basis of the paper is the argument that the growth of Higher Education is most […]

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Increased collaboration between different research teams and projects

By on 27.11.2015 in Funding
Increased collaboration between different research teams and projects

NordForsk has decided to grant funding of 300 000 NOK to the application ‘Cross-cutting themes and issues in the Nordic higher education research – with special focus on justice and equality in/through education’ and 300 000 NOK to the application ‘Vocational education, transitions, marginalisation, social justice’ submitted by the NCoE JustEd. “This is very good […]

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DIVIDE gathers researchers focused on higher education

By on 06.11.2015 in Workshop
DIVIDE gathers researchers focused on higher education

”We’re here to discuss our interests, and how we can work together to create a shared agenda for the research in higher education,” says Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret. She has gathered interested researchers for a breakfast meeting in Helsinki. There’s anticipation in the air and filled coffee cups on the table. Ulpukka continues: “I also want to […]

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions grant for a three-year project on “Higher Education Internationalisation and Mobility: Inclusions, equalities and innovations”

By on 10.11.2014 in Funding

Nafsika Alexiadou from Umeå University is part of an international team awarded a prestigious research grant from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). The grant is for a three-year project on “Higher Education Internationalisation and Mobility: Inclusions, equalities and innovations” which will focus on Roma participation in higher education opportunities in […]

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