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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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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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“We need more nuanced knowledge about young immigrants in school”

By on 13.07.2016 in PhD thesis
“We need more nuanced knowledge about young immigrants in school”

Our schools play an important role in the integration of young immigrant children  into our Nordic s0cieties shows Michael Lindblad’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Umeå. Michael has studied problematic school-to-work transitions among young immigrant people in Sweden. The good news are that it would not have taken much investment of resources and effort to have prevented school […]

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Extra funding for research in education policy, youth transitions and transitions policies at Umeå University

By on 05.01.2016 in Funding, Publications
Extra funding for research in education policy, youth transitions and transitions policies at Umeå University

Professor Lisbeth Lundahl, leader of JustEd team 2, is the leader of a research programme at Umeå University that addresses questions of education policy, youth transitions and transitions policies and involves approximately 15 researchers and doctoral students. Considered to be one of three strong research areas in educational research at Umeå university, the programme recently […]

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