FinEd Newsletter 1/2017
This is a FinEd Newsletter. Newsletters are sent to all members of the FinEd Network via contact persons in each university and published on the FinEd website.
Mentor pool now in English, guidelines updated
- FinEd mentors do not offer official supervision of the doctoral thesis which is the responsilibity of the supervisors nominated by the faculty. Therefore, it is good to discuss and get a recommendation of one's own supervisor for the contact with the FinEd mentor.
- When you contact the mentor found on the list of the FinEd network, please mention that you are a member of the FinEd network.
- The mentor pool should be used preferably during the annual FinEd seminars and the FERA Conference, and only restrictedly during other times.
In the next Newsletter, there will be a short survey of the use of the mentor pool for both doctoral candidates and members of the mentor pool.
Reminder no2: FinEd Annual Seminar 2017 in Rovaniemi, on November 29, 2017
Upcoming Events, Conferences and Summer Schools
- TOHTOS project arranges events to develop the working life relevance of doctoral training. The main goal of TOHTOS project is to expand and diversify the potential of doctoral students to find employment also in other fields than the traditional academic ones. TOHTOS project launches a series of webinars in spring 2017 to support the visibility and recognition of doctoral students’ expertise in digital settings, targeted for doctoral students, open to all and recorded for later utilization:
- Berit Virtanen-Thewlis: How to support the visibility and recognition of doctoral students know-how, on 29.3.2017 at 14:00-15:00 and
- Berit Virtanen-Thewlis: Digital solutions supporting doctoral training and research communication, on 26.4.2017 at 14:00-15:00
- The fifth Methods Festival in Finland will be organized at the University of Jyväskylä, Mattilanniemi campus on 30-31 May 2017. The Festival brings together leading international and national experts across a wide range of disciplines to raise issues and discuss current topics and themes in research methodology. The registration has now started at https://www.jyu.fi/edupsy/fi/tutkimus/ihme/metodifestivaali-2017/en/registration.
- CHER 2017, Consortium for Higher Education Researchers; “Universities as political institutions -HEIs in the middle of academic, economic and social pressures”, August 28-30, Jyväskylä. Extended deadline for abstracts March 24th, 2017.
- The International Summer School "Understanding Learning in the Brain", organized by Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research and Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä. The Summer school is targeted for researchers and PhD students and will be held between 12-16 June, 2017 in Jyväskylä. It consists of three events: an Educational Neuroscience Symposium (free of charge), a two-day Conference, a two-day Workshop on advanced MEG/EEG signal processing. You can participate in one or all of the events. Registration is now open.
- The fourth Summer School on Higher Education – Making the big decisions in PhD – research ethics and social responsibility in higher education research, 30th - 31st of August 2017 in Jyväskylä. The deadline for the applications is 31st March 2017.
Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) and Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland (CHERIF) organise a summer school that provides PhD students an opportunity to present and get feedback on their own research as well as to meet senior researchers and other PhD students from the field of higher education research. The format of the summer school is based on students presenting their own papers, commenting on papers by other students and receiving feedback also from senior colleagues. Each paper will be commented by a student discussant and senior discussant. The language of the summer school is English.
Participation in the summer school is free of charge. Accommodation is offered free of charge for one night in two person room in hotel Alba. Participants of the summer school (18-20 persons) will be accepted based on relevance of the abstract to higher education research and the topic of the summer school as well as quality of it.
- Summer School in European Education Studies (SUSEES), 3rd to 7th July 2017, University of Naples Federico II, Italy. The deadline for the applications is 31st March 2017. SUSEES is a project emerging from the Network 28 ‘Sociologies of Education’ of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) aimed at nurturing the sociological imagination of emergent researchers interested in developing sociological thinking. SUSEES is open to 20 emerging researchers who intend to consolidate their expertise in studying education policies, practices and outcomes from a EU angle, assuming the European dimension as the privileged point of observation.
The next FinEd Newsletter will be published in late spring. If you have something that you wish to be communicated to the FinEd members, please contact the coordinator.