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University of Gävle together with five Swedish higher education institutions awarded 12 million SEK by Swedish Research Council

“The project aims to develop a new graduate school specialised in digital technologies in education. Fun, exciting and inspiring,” says Göran Fransson, professor in curriculum studies at the University of Gävle. Göran Fransson represented University of Gävle in the application process.

GRADE, short for graduate school for digital technologies in education, is aimed to be a national graduate school with plans to admit 12 doctoral students in 2018. GRADE’s long-term ambition is to function as a national centre for research on digital technologies in education, with new doctoral students admitted every other year and a programme for post-doc employments.

“The Graduate school additionally strengthens the field of educational sciences and the research, education and collaboration carried out on digitalisation and learning here at the University of Gävle,” says Göran Fransson.

At least one doctoral student will be placed at the University of Gävle, but there is a possibility that more doctoral students will be placed here, since there are opportunities to co-finance doctoral students with local councils, private operators and other external operators. Through participation in the graduate school, one gains access to its network and seminars, and the research that is conducted in the graduate school.

“I look forward to rewarding conversations with those who see opportunities here,” Göran Fransson says.

Apart from the University of Gävle, Mid Sweden University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Gothenburg University, University West and the University of Umeå participate. The University of Umeå coordinates and hosts the project.


For more information, please contact:
Göran Fransson, professor in curriculum studies at the University of Gävle.
Phone: 026-64 86 39, 070-321 29 09
Email: goran.fransson@hig.se

Text: Douglas Öhrbom

Published by: Douglas Öhrbom Page responsible: Anders Munck Updated: 2017-11-09
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