Committee for Educational Sciences

The Swedish Research Council's Committee for Educational Sciences supports research and post-doctoral education of the highest scientific quality of relevance to educational sciences. The Committee consists of eleven active researchers representing different scientific disciplines of relevance to research in the educational sciences.

Responsible for allocating research funding

The Committee for Educational Sciences decides which calls are to be made within educational sciences. They also decide on which applications will be awarded grants. They have review panels to help them examine and prioritise the applications submitted to the Swedish Research Council, before the Committee takes a decision. It is the Committee that appoints members to the review panels.

Following up and evaluating research in the area

The Committee follows up, evaluates, and produces strategies for the research area, for example through research overviews. In this work, the Committee is assisted by both national and international experts. The Committee also works on increasing the internationalisation of the research area and contributes to the funding of Nordic collaboration programmes within the framework of NordForsk.

Each year, the Committee organises the Results Dialogue Conference, which gives researchers the opportunity to present and discuss research findings within the area of educational sciences.

Composition of the Committee

The Committee has eleven members representing different scientific disciplines of relevance to research in the educational sciences. The Swedish Research Council appoints the chair and members. Seven of them are appointed based on proposals from higher education institutions, and three are appointed based on proposals from the research funding bodies Formas (Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning), Forte (the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare), and Vinnova. The term of office is three years and members can be reelected for a further three years.

The Committee meets six times a year.

Members 2022–2025

Name

Title

Organisation

Vibeke Grøver
(chair)

Professor of Pedagogy

University of Oslo, Norway

Cecilia Bjursell

Professor of Pedagogy and Director of Encell

Jönköping University

Helen Melander Bowden

Professor of Education

Uppsala University

Sven Bölte

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Science

Karolinska institutet

Mikael Börjesson

Professor at Department of Education

Uppsala University

Ylva Hofvander-Trulsson

Professor of aesthetic didactics

Stockholm University of the arts

Christian Lundahl

Professor of Education

Örebro University

Johan Lundin

Professor in Informatics

University of Gothenburg

Monica Rosén

Professor of Education

University of Gothenburg

Björn Åstrand

Associate professor at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Umeå University

Magnus Österholm

Associate Professor of Mathematics/Professor of Mathematics Education

Umeå University/Mid Sweden University


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