FinEd Newsletter 3/2019

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.

The Coordination of the FinEd Network Will Be Transferred to the University of Lapland

The FinEd Network is an organization made up of eight academic member units. The coordination of the Network’s activities rotates within its member units. In the years 2020−2021, the Network will be coordinated by Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. Previously, the Network have been coordinated by the Faculty of Education of the University of Turku (2015−2017) and the Faculty of Education and Culture of the Tampere University (2018−2019).

A Survey on Dissertation Financing: Doctoral Studies are found useful even outside of an academic career

According to an survey commissioned by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, people consider their doctoral studies to have been useful even if they never completed their thesis or if they did not go on to post-doctoral research. Read more about the survey.

The grant application period of the Finnish Cultural Foundation has now been opened. The deadline for proposals is the 31st of October. Read more.

Meet the FinEd Mentors

The Mentor pool is a group of senior researchers from the member units of the FinEd Network who have pledged to advise the doctoral researchers within the Network. Through the Mentor pool, the doctoral researchers in the Network can contact experts in their own field. Now you can learn more about the FinEd mentors through the Network’s new interview series Meet the Mentors:

Upcoming Events and Conferences

FERA Conference on Education: Learning landscapes are evolving – what of it? 21−22 November 2019, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

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National education sector development cooperation seminar, 26−27 November 2019, Helsinki

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI, The Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and FINGO organise an event about solving the global learning crisis and identifying successful multi-stakeholder collaboration models. The programme is built around thematic parallel sessions, presenting multi-stakeholder collaboration to support the education sector in a specific developing country. The seminar covers all educational levels from pre-school education to higher education and research. Further information.

NERA 2020: Rethinking the futures of education in the Nordic countries, 4-6 March 2020, Turku, Finland

The conference organized by the Nordic Educational Research Association. Abstract submission deadline: 15 November 2019. Further information:

5th International Conference of the ESREA Migration, Transnationalism and Racisms Network, 22−24 April 2020, University of Glasgow, UK

The conference organized by European Society for Research on the Education of Adults. The deadline for abstracts 15 November 2019. Further information:

Minority Seminar 2020: Curriculums for Social Justice, 6-8 May 2020 at Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa, Finland

Åbo Akademi University organises the fifth annual Minority seminar that will take place in Vaasa, Finland from May 6th to 8th, 2020. The 2020 theme is “Curriculums for Social Justice” with the aim to collectively discuss how to develop justice-oriented pedagogies.
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IX Conference on Childhood Studies: Childhood and Time, 11−13 May 2020, Tampere University, Finland

Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2020. Further information:

An International Research Conference: Adult Education in Global Times, 5−7 June 2020, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

The conference organised by the coordination of eight research associations. The deadline of abstracts 15 October 2020. Further information:

ECER: Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities, 25−28 August 2020, University of Glasgow, UK

The annual conference of European Educational Research Association. The deadline of abstracts 31 January 2020. Further information:

30th EECERA Annual Conference: Democratic Early Childhood Pedagogies, 8–11 September 2020, University of Zagreb, Croatia

The annual conference of European Early Childhood Education Research Association. The deadline of abstracts 2 March 2020. Further information: