Research projects and groups

During the last years, CELE has been able to create impact with it´s research projects on  

  • educational policies and governance of educational trajectories in Europe
  • academic work in the context of new university policy and the related changes in management and leadership
  • parents and school choice - family strategies, segregation and school policies in Finland and Chile
  • comparative education and education policies of OECD and international organizations
  • the economic meaning and results of education and the importance of investing in education
  • immigrant children, multicultural schools and immigrant’s integration to the school and society
  • sports among immigrants and its importance in acculturation
  • sport experiences and life-courses of physically passive children and young people -project

In the period 2015–2018, the centre will coordinate research by directing research projects more strongly towards international comparative research. The researchers of CELE have developed breakthroughs in theoretical understanding in these areas and will contribute to the international scientific discussion, develop future educational systems and help developing further the Nordic model of educational equality and quality. Research flagship projects concentrate on CELE`s research fields of lifelong learning, segregation, higher education policies and educational transitions and selection in different continents and the integration of global, national and local policies in educational governance.

CELE plans to develop a new research stream that is closely engaged with advanced research into educational policies of multilateral agencies, new forms of development cooperation and international evaluation practices. CELE´s aim is to be actively employed with work that supports evidence informed educational policy making in Finland, Europe and outside Europe (especially China, South America and Africa). Pertaining to this direction of research, the department offers education and teaching to both its own students and those from the neighbouring fields.