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.

Teaching and Learning in higher education

CAKL's overall mission is to support Malmö University's aspirations to ensure high quality education as well as to sustain professional pedagogical development within further education that is conducive to a useful qualification. As a means to this, CAKL will forefront the establishment of a university-wide, pedagogical research environment to help promote courses and programmes that are scientifically based on pedagogy.

Our courses and programmes in teaching and learning in higher education are not only aimed at employees at Mau but also at any other interested parties.

Higher educational pedagogy - courses and programs

According to the university's employment regulations, at least 15 credits, (10 weeks) or corresponding formal university teacher training are required for employment as a teacher or for promotion to become a teacher. CAKL offers a number of courses of five credits each, which can be combined.

Independent courses in higher educational pedagogy

Professional development

CAKL offers continuing professional development in teaching and learning in higher education for teachers at Malmö University. 

Read more about this on the CAKL's employee website


CAKL offers courses and programs within different subject areas and at different levels. Apart from courses in teaching and learning in HE, CAKL offers foundation courses for university study, language courses in Swedish and English and PhD-courses in different subjects togeter with the collagues from the rest of the university. 

Education at preparatory level

Prerequisite courses in Swedish / Behörighetsgivande utbildning i svenska

These courses are designed for students with a foreign education who need to supplement their grades in order to meet the general entry requirements and specific entry requirements in Swedish to gain admittance in higher education. Additionally, the courses aim to prepare students for their further work within college and university studies. Tap on the links to read more about the courses.

Introduktionsutbildning - behörighetsgivande utbildning i svenska - helfart, 60 fup

Introduktionsutbildning - behörighetsgivande kurs i svenska - helfart, 30 fup

Introduktionsutbildning - behörighetsgivande kurs i svenska - halvfart, 30 fup


Josefin Bergfeldt, university lecturer

Anita Marttila, university administrator

Bachelor's studies

Introducing and qualifying courses for academic studies

The overall aim of the courses is to develop the student's skills in key areas for academics. The goal is for the student to develop tools to succeed in their studies and focus their skills development towards working life. View more RASK courses on the Swedish page.

Speech and Presentation Technique through Drama - RASK, 4 hp

Swedish for international students

The purpose of these courses is for students to acquire basic knowledge and skills in the Swedish language and to develop knowledge of Swedish society and Swedish culture.

Swedish for Exchange Students

Students register for courses and programmes via the International Office and for questions about the courses, please contact Maria Pihel

Swedish Language, Culture and Society 1A, 5 credits

Swedish Language, Culture and Society 1B, 5 credits

Lydia Viktorsson, Course coordinator

Anita Marttila, Student administrator

Supplementary education for foreign academics

Swedish for foreign faculty

Postgraduate education

CAKL serves the whole university and primarily offers postgraduate courses for all doctoral students at Malmö University, most of which are given in English.

PhD courses


Pedagogy in higher education deals with adult learning within the framework of higher education. Student learning in formal learning situations is explored by means of an interdisciplinary approach based on different theoretical perspectives and using different research methods.

Academic specialists from all over the university meet to explore and design teaching based on academic principles. Ongoing research spans areas such as learning environments, professional development, widening participation, digital learning, challenge-based learning, academic literacy, and adult learning and inclusion. This work is assigned to, and organised by, centres for educational development, in collaboration with interdisciplinary research groups. 

Research seminars and conferences

CAKL's external seminar series in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

As a part of Malmö University's decision to invest in teaching and learning pedagogy in higher education, CAKL is arranging a seminar series, where everyone is welcome.

Take the chance to delve into the field of higher educational pedagogical research and to share your own research results. Discuss, with colleagues at Malmö University as well as external guests, future collaboration opportunities regarding research, conferences and applications.

Contact: Martin Stigmar, professor at CAKL

Dates for autumn seminars

Wednesday, September 14 at 15:15-17:00

Guest: Kristina von Hausswolff, senior lecturer and educational developer at Academic Teaching and Learning Uppsala University 

Content: Practical thinking in programming education: Novices learning hands-on

Language: English

Location: Online via Zoom

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 15:15-17:00

Guest: Martha Cleveland-Innes, Professor in Open, Digital, and Distance Education at Athabasca University - Canada’s Online University.

Content: Online learning and blended learning, higher education and life-long learning

Language: English

Location: Online via Zoom

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 15.15-17.00

Guest: Katarina Winka is a senior lecturer in biology, educational developer and director for Centre for Educational Development (UPL) at Umeå University.

Content: Pedagogical career path. Obstacles and possibilities

Language: English

Location: Online via Zoom.


To registration

Programs and materials from previous seminars

CAKL's internal seminar series in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Centre for teaching in learning (CAKL) holds an internal seminar series with three meetings per semester. Here are some examples of content:

Learning from doctoral drop-outs and unsatisfactory supervision relations - how can unproductive conflicts be limited and what characterizes supporting supervision, drawing on a Swedish case.

The Corona Crash Course: Covid-19 and digitalization, implications for higher education teaching and learning

Presentation and discussion about a research draft on the gendered nature of teaching-intensive tracks in academic science.



About the conference

The conference is open to teachers, education developers, librarians and others with an interest in matters of teaching & learning and quality enhancement in higher education. The conference is a collaboration between Blekinge Institute of Technology, Kristianstad University and Malmö University. We also welcome participants from Lärosäten Syd.

The host 2022 (August 18) was Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) and the conference's theme was Active academic teaching for pedagogical development.


Read more about this years conference on BTH's website:

Lärarlärdom 2022


The one-day conference Training Camp is an opportunity for teachers to get new ideas and inspiration for the coming school year and is therefore usually before the start of the semester in August. Each conference has a specific theme. Here are some examples of previous years' themes:

2021: Educating for Sustainability
2022: Make your teaching more accessible
2020: Inclusive digital introduction
2016: Film in teaching - pedagogy and MauPlay
2014: Forumspel / Ethics


Welcome to Include Conference

About the conference

Due to too few registrations, the conference group is forced to postpone the event. It is of course very sad, but we are not canceling, but have decided that the symposium will be merged with the regular national Include conference next year.

New dates to book in the calendar are 26–28 April 2023, and this conference will also be held at Malmö University. Then, alongside the usual conference content, there will also be a "research track", where parts of what would have been presented in September will be included.

Malmö University together with the Include network organise a conference on widening participation under the theme IN-DURING-OUT.

Include is a national network that works with widening participation.The purpose of the network is to strengthen knowledge about broadened recruitment, throughput, diversity and equal treatment from implementation to evaluation.

More about Include (in Swedish)

To registration, call for papers and read more about the conference (in Swedish)

Widening recruitment and widening participation

As part of its mission, CAKL cooperates with all other areas of the university in developing work with widening recruitment and widening participation, with a view to creating conditions for inclusive, participatory, lifelong learning. This involvement includes both courses and programmes as well as various other initiatives.


Collaboration projects

Erasmus+-funded project: NEXUS

NEXUS is an Erasmus+ funded project designed to empower students with diverse backgrounds to explore the relationship between participatory digital tools and democracy. Furthermore, NEXUS strives to expand Service-Learning as a pedagogic approach for civic education in L2 courses at Higher education Institutions.




Project members


  • European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) – Belgium
  • Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) – Spain
  • Unione delle Università del Mediterraneo (UNIMED) – Italy
  • Knowledge Innovation Centre (KIC) – Malta
  • Institut za razvoj obrazovanja (IRO) – Croatia
  • Apis Institute – Slovenia

Time frame

September 1, 2019 –  August 31, 2022


Faculty of Education and Society

About the project

NEXUS is an Erasmus+ funded project designed to empower students with diverse backgrounds to explore the relationship between participatory digital tools and democracy. Furthermore, NEXUS strives to expand Service-Learning as a pedagogic approach for civic education in L2 courses at Higher education Institutions.

The NEXUS project aims to engage students in civic education so that they can contribute positively to their society and the global community. The main innovation of NEXUS is the design, development and implementation of an integrated approach to civic education and community engagement – aimed at empowering students to take an active role in society.

The objective of the NEXUS project is to allow students to develop skills and competences to enhance their civic engagement and evolve as informed citizens. Building on the idea that many opportunities for meaningful civic learning exist in online environments, NEXUS uses technologies that are familiar and appealing to digital natives. NEXUS combines expertise from academia, policy/research organisations, design and delivery of IT-services and operates in local, regional and national areas and networks.

The project will result in:

  • a MOOC on Civic education that will be developed for a diverse student group, focusing on Civic education micro-learning units;
  • a knowledge-sharing platform (building on open educational resources and practices) for civic educators.
  • service-learning guidelines enabling universities to support civic engagement within a diverse student group and work with wider communities.
  • an inventory of digital tools for citizenship education, together with a handbook for educators.

Read more about the project

Website: NEXUS

Mau's project presentation on NEXUS's website