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University Lecturer, Department of Teacher Education (Turku)


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Areas of expertise

Higher Education
Postgraduate Supervision
International Students
International Education
University Pedagogy


Kalypso Filippou is a University Lecturer at the Department of Teacher Education and more specifically at the UTUPeda - Center for University Pedagogy and Research. She is a co-leader in the EqualISM research project which examines how the lives of international students in Finnish universities are (re)constructed during the COVID-19 pandemic (https://sites.utu.fi/equalism/). She is also a Co-Coordinator of the Early Career Higher Education Researchers network (https://echer.org/what-is-echer/), a Senior Editor at the Journal of Praxis in Higher Education (https://journals.hb.se/jphe) and a board member of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland (CHERIF).

Kalypso graduated from the Doctoral Programme on Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning and Comparative Education Research (KEVEKO) and her doctoral research examined students’ and university teachers’ experiences in the international master’s degree programmes in Finnish universities, focusing on intercultural thesis supervision. She completed her master's degree in Learning, Learning Environment and Educational Systems, University of Turku (2012-2014) and received her Bachelor's Degree of Educational Sciences - Primary School Teacher at the University of Cyprus (2008-2012). She has been an exchange student at the University of Stockholm (2009-2010), and has done research visits in universities in New Zealand, Sweden, and Denmark.


Kalypso Filippou is the responsible teacher for the courses:

  • Basics of University Pedagogy (10 ECTS)
  • Being a thesis supervisor (2-3 ECTS)
  • Tieteenalakohtainen yliopistopedagogiikka II/ Discipline specific university pedagogy II (5 ECTS)
  • Opetusharjoittelu uudessa ympäristössä/Teaching practice in a new environment (6 ECTS)
  • Multicultural Education (5 ECTS)

She is co-responsible for the UNIPS modules 'Becoming a teacher' (1 ECTS), 'How to plan my teaching' (1 ECTS), and 'Lecturing and expertise' (1 ECTS).

In addition, she teaches at the courses:

  • Opetusharjoittelu omasa työssä/ Supervised teaching practice in own work (6 ECTS)
  • Vuorovaikutteinen opetus/Interactive teaching (6 ECTS) 
  • Tutkimus opetustyön tukena/Research-based teaching (8 ECTS)

In previous years she has also taught the courses:

  • Scientific writing (for master's students)
  • Writing Practices and Exercises for Academic Publishing’ (for doctoral researchers)

She has been an assistant at the master's thesis seminars of the EdLearn master's programme and a guest lecturer at the course 'International and Comparative Education'. Similarly, she was a teaching assistant at the courses 'Culturally and Linguistically responsive teaching', and 'Cultural Responsiveness, Diversity, and Inclusiveness'.


Her research interests focus on higher education, international students, intercultural education, post-graduate thesis supervision, university pedagogy, and international education.


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