FinEd Newsletter 2/2021


Call for Papers! Pre-seminar of the FinEd Network for the FERA 2021 Conference on 24 November
The FinEd Network will organize a pre-seminar for the FERA 2021 Conference on 24 November 2021 in collaboration with the University of Jyväskylä and FERA. The deadline for abstracts is 31 October. More information can be obtained at Annual seminar – FinEd.

ITK Doctoral Consortium 1 December 2021
The FinEd network, together with ITK Doctoral Consortium, will organize an article workshop in Aulanko, Hämeenlinna, 1 December 2021. More information is available at ITK Doctoral Consortium 2021 – ITK-konferenssi.


In fall 2021, FinEd will conduct a survey of doctoral students at its member universities. The aim is to determine the needs of doctoral students regarding the courses offered nationwide. The survey will be sent out to doctoral students during October 2021 through contact persons at member universities.

FinEd took part in the MEC2021(Media Education) conference, which was held in Rovaniemi, Lapland, on 28 September–1 October 2021. The conference was organized by the Media Education Hub of the University of Lapland, which was also celebrating its 20th anniversary. This international conference brought together 56 researchers from around the world. The keynote speakers were Professor Hilda Borko, Stanford University, US; Professor Pier Cesare Rivoltella, Milan Catholic University, Italy; and Professor Hyeon-Seon Jeong, Gyeongin National University of Education, South Korea.

FinEd has proceeded international activities of the network. New senior researchers have been invited to join FinEd’s mentor pool. FinEd also took part, for the first time, in organizing the EERA Summer School together with the University of Jyväskylä, EERA and the Finnish Educational Research Association. One hundred doctoral students participated in the international summer school, which was held on 14–16 June 2021. For more information, go to EERA Summer School.