FinEd Newsletter 3/2018

This is a FinEd Newsletter. Newsletters are sent to all members of the FinEd Network via contact persons in each member university and published on the FinEd website.

Doctoral Researchers, you are welcome to the annual seminar of the FinEd Network! Identiety and Future of Educational Research, 14 Nov 2018, Tampere

The registration for the Annual Seminar of FinEd Network has now opened. The FinEd Network invites doctoral researchers to participate in its annual seminar in Tampere, 14 November, 2018. The seminar is entitled Identity and Future of Educational Research and the keynote speakers are Professor Harry Daniels (University of Oxford) and Professor Dorthe Staunæs (Aarhus University). The seminar will start with a session that addresses the questions of identity of the field. In the afternoon, the future of educational research will be discussed on a more concrete level in a session where feelings aroused by academic work will be considered. During the seminar the participants will also have an opportunity to present their ongoing work in parallel article workshops and receive feedback from the peers and senior researchers of the FinEd Mentor Pool. In addition, the seminar offers the participants an excellent opportunity for networking.

Submit your registration via an electronic form by 17 September 2018 at the latest.

The maximum number of participants will be 70 doctoral researchers. The travel and accommodation (one night in a double room) costs of the seminar are covered by the FinEd to all doctoral researchers of the FinEd member units. Further information on the FinEd seminar:

Do you already know the Aurora Database

The Aurora database gives information about Finnish research funders and their funding opportunities. Aurora is open to everyone and free of charge.

The registered users can save their searches and order email notifications of open calls. The database operates in three language versions, Finnish, Swedish and English. The database was renewed last spring so it functions better now via mobile devices. The Aurora database is produced by the University of Turku.

The address of the database:

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Virtue, Truth, and Beauty in Education, the FERA Conference on Education, 15-16 November 2018, Tampere, Finland

The registration for the conference has opened! We welcome you to join discussions on virtue, truth and beauty in education. Virtue, truth, and beauty are the timeless intrinsic values of education as well as foundations of valuable life. Our time has to reflect on the issues related to valuable human life in the midst of global vicious problems. What challenges do these problems pose on education? At the FERA Conference on Education, we will discuss these challenges and try to find solutions to them.

Submit your registration for the conference via an electronic form. The deadline for Early bird registrations is 22 October. You have still time to submit an abstract for thematic workshops. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 24 September. Further information on the conference:

Education in a globalized world, 6−8 March 2019, Uppsala, Sweden

The Nordic Educational Research Association, NERA Conference. Further information:

Adult Education and Learning Policy in a World Risk Society, 16-18 May 2019, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

4th Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education. Deadline for abstracts 18 December 2018. Further information:

Global and local tensions. Challenges for Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subject Studies, 13-15 May 2019, Stockholm University, Sweden

NOFA7​, Nordic Conference on​ Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subjects. Deadline for abstracts 18 November 2018. Further information:

The JURE 2019 Pre-Conference for Junior Researchers, 10 – 11 August 2019, Aachen, Germany

The Conference of the network of Junior Researchers of EARLI. Deadline for abstracts 30 October 2018. Further information:

The 18th Biennial EARLI Conference, 12 – 16 August 2019, Aachen, Germany

The Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. Deadline for abstracts 30 October 2018. Further information:

29th EECERA Conference 21−23 August 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece

The Conference of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association. Deadline for abstracts 13 February 2019 Further information:

ECER’19 Hamburg, 3−6 September 2019, Hamburg, Germany

The Conference of European Educational Research Association. Deadline for abstracts 31 January 2019. Further information:

Adult Education research and practice between the welfare state and neoliberalism, 19-22 September 2019, Belgrade, Serbia

ESREA 9th Triennial European Research Conference. Deadline for abstracts 25 February 2019. Further information: