The Faculty of Education and Society offers professional training in the fields of schools, culture, leisure and sport. The faculty runs one of Sweden’s largest teacher training programmes, offering students a choice of four degrees: preschool teacher, primary teacher, secondary teacher or vocational teacher. On this page you can read about our activities.
Strategic Objectives – our vision
The Faculty of Education and Society is a coherent, all-encompassing and dynamic academic environment where education, research and collaboration enrich each other. Our goal is to contribute to lifelong learning and sustainable development, both locally and globally. You can read about our vision for the coming decade in the strategic objectives.
In addition to programmes and courses for sports scientists, historians, teachers, special needs pedagogues, special needs teachers and study and career counsellors, the faculty also offers second and third-cycle programmes, freestanding courses, continuing professional development and contract education. The faculty is characterised by innovative programme design and collaborations with schools, municipalities, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.
The programme is for people who have an academic degree from another country and want to use their foreign qualification in the Swedish labour market. The programme allows you to complement your knowledge and experience, to continue working in your field, or to find a new career direction.
With a strong commitment to society, we conduct multidisciplinary research. The research spans the field of educational studies with a focus on various subjects and forms of education, including teacher training, the broad fields of history and cultural studies, and also sports studies.
Our research often takes place in relation to and in collaboration with society, for example, schools, museums, sports associations, and idea-based organisations. In this way, the faculty contributes, together with other actors, to long-term and scientifically-based solutions for community and school development.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CAKL) is a university-wide centre that offers education and carries out research within teaching and learning in higher education, widening recruitment and widening participation and more. We support teachers in conducting their teaching and students in developing their learning.
The Centre for Collaboration and Coordination supports and drives development through interaction with the surrounding community. The goal of our collaboration is to achieve a mutual exchange where our knowledge and expertise at the University will benefit the whole society.
Collaborate with the Faculty of Education and Society
Let's collaborate. Our researchers, teachers, project managers and students are ready to support your organisation. Together we can meet your challenges and need for development. We take on tasks for schools, sports- and cultural organisations and businesses. We offer competence development, education, research, assessment and follow-up.
Our research is conducted in close relation to the surrounding society.