FinEd Newsletter 1/2021


The FinEd Network successfully organized “Writing by the hill”, an online article workshop for the member units’ doctoral researchers, on 24–25 March 2021. The workshop consisted of three expert lectures and writing sessions guided by mentors. In the first, Professors Kai Hakkarainen and Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen from the University of Helsinki lectured on the scientific writing process and academic knowledge practices. Professor Yngve Nordkvelle from the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences spoke about writing and the publishing process from the perspective of an editor at’s academic journal. Additionally, Professor Päivi Atjonen from the University of Eastern Finland presented research on Finnish dissertations in education. This research has also been published in Kasvatus (2/2020).

The FinEd Network will participate in the EERA Summer School on 14–16June 2021. One hundred doctoral students will also take part in this international summer school, organized by the University of Jyväskylä, EERA and the Finnish Educational Research Association. More information: EERA Summer School


A new, open lecture series on the study of digitalization
The DigiSociety research community of the University of Eastern Finland will make open lectures on digitalization research available to researchers every Friday at 1–3 pm from 7 May – 11 June 2021. This lecture series will address fresh and multidisciplinary research perspectives and methods. More information:

Call for papers! ITK Doctoral Consortium in Aulanko, 1 September 2021
The ITK Doctoral Consortium will be held in collaboration with the FinEd Network in Aulanko, Hämeenlinna on 1 September 2021. The deadline for abstracts is 31 May 2021. More information HERE:

Call for papers! MEC2021 in Rovaniemi, 28 September – 1 October 2021
The 2021 Media Education Conference (MEC2021) will be held in Rovaniemi on 28 September 1 October 2021. The theme of the conference is “Media Education in Autumn Colors”. The conference is organized by the Media Education Hub of the University of Lapland, which is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The deadline for abstracts is 24 May 2021. More information:

Save the date! FinEd Network pre-seminar in Jyväskylä, 24 November 2021
The FinEd Network will organize a pre-seminar for the FERA 2021 Conference on 24 November 2021 in cooperation with the University of Jyväskylä and FERA. The pre-seminar will be announced in more detail in fall 2021.


The FinEd Network’s Mentor pool will be updated with national and international senior researchers who are available to share their expertise at events and conferences organized by the network. Meet the mentors: