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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.


Peter Värbrand, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at LiU, and Maurice Amutabi, Vice-Chancellor of Lukenya Unive

Cooperation with Lukenya University

Peter Värbrand, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at LiU, and Maurice Amutabi, Vice-Chancellor of Lukenya University in Kenya, signed a Memorandum of understanding.

Professor Maurice Amutabi is also a researcher in the project based at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL), funded by the Swedish Research Council.

The project, Interaction between knowledge traditions in non-formal adult education: Scandinavian influences, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and colonial legacies in Eastern Africa, is led by Henrik Nordvall, Assistant Professor of Adult Education at IBL, and is expected to continue until 2020.

Professor rushes to school to solve maths problem

What’s zero to the power of zero? When an eighth-year pupil asked that question, Jonas Bergman Ärlebäck, senior lecturer at LiU’s Department of Mathematics, had to rush over to a local primary school to discuss mathematics.

Working with Schools in Disadvantaged Urban Contexts

Working with Schools in Disadvantaged Urban Contexts

Raising standards of teaching and learning in schools, especially those serving socio-economically disadvantaged communities, is a key issue of concern for governments worldwide. The professional capital of school staff is an essential lever for improving student learning, writes Christopher Day, professor of Education, University of Nottingham, in Venue.

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Last updated: Mon May 22 11:28:06 CEST 2017