Doctoral Programme on Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning and Comparative Education Research (KEVEKO)

Multidisciplinary Research on Education at All Levels and Forms - join our dynamic and international group of researchers.

​Researchers at the Doctoral Programme on Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning and Comparative Education Research (KEVEKO) conducts research on multi-disciplinary aspects in a culturally diversified environment. KEVEKO provides high quality and comprehensive doctoral education under the guidance of distinguished professors and supervisors. Research support and various funding opportunities to internationalize various researches form the pillar of KEVEKO for a knowledge based professional programme.

Research themes of KEVEKO:

  • Comparative and international studies of education and the integration of global, national and local policies in educational governance.
  • Studies of educational policies and educational trajectories, e.g. studies of equity and equality in education as well as educational selection.
  • Studies of higher education policies and changing functions and positions of university institutions.
  • Studies of lifelong learning and working life including schooling and competence of adults.
  • Studies of special education, disabilities and immigration of youth.

The Doctoral Programme is closely linked to the research conducted at the Department of Education and the Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Education, CELE. KEVEKO also plays a cital role in the nationwide Finnish Multidisciplinary Doctoral Training Network on Educational Sciences (FinEd).

KEVEKO Contact Information

Email: edupostgraduate@utu.fi

Director of KEVEKO:
professor Tero Järvinen

Coordinator of KEVEKO:
Coordinator Sanna Niukko

UTUGS Funded Doctoral Candidate Positions

PERIOD 2021-2024

  • Kim, Yoojin (Funded period: 1.1.-30.6.2021 and 1.1.–31.12.2022; Supervisors: Arto Jauhiainen, Tero Järvinen and Johanna Kallo)
  • Heinonen, Marianna (Funded period: 6 kk vuonna 2022; Supervisors: Päivi Pihlaja and Riitta Viitala (JY))
  • Kiesi, Iida (Funded period: 6 months in 2021 and 1.1.–31.12.2023; Supervisors: Piia Seppänen, Tuire Palonen and Sonia Lempinen)
  • Lahtomaa, Mervi (Funded period:1.1.–31.12.2022 and 6 months in 2023 ; Supervisors: Arto Jauhiainen and Nina Haltia)
  • Nivanaho, Nina (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2023; Supervisors: Piia Seppänen, Tero Järvinen and Sonia Lempinen)

In addition, 6 months in year 2023 and 24 months in year 2024 were saved for the next application round.

PERIOD 2020-2023

  • Ezechukwu, Gabriel (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2021; Supervisors: Arto Jauhiainen and Johanna Kallo)
  • Heinonen, Taina (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2021; Supervisors: Tero Järvinen and Markku Vanttaja)
  • Peura, Marja (Funded period: Rahoituskausi: 1.1.–31.12.2021; Supervisors: Arto Jauhiainen and Taina Saarinen (JY))
  • Heinonen, Marianna (Funded period: 6 months in year 2022; Supervisors: Päivi Pihlaja and Riitta Viitala (JY))
  • Kiesi, Iida (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2022; Supervisors: Piia Seppänen, Tuire Palonen and Sonia Lempinen)
  • Nivanaho, Nina (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2022; Supervisors: Piia Seppänen, Tero Järvinen ja Sonia Lempinen)

According to the decision of the steering committee, 6 months for year 2022 and 12 months for year 2023 were saved for the next application round.

PERIOD 2019-2022

  • Lietzén, Outi (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2019, 1.1.–31.12.2021; Supervisors: Heikki Silvennoinen, Tero Järvinen)
  • Suominen, Olli (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2019; Supervisors: Risto Rinne, Johanna Kallo, Lauri Paltemaa)
  • Zhou, Xingguo (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2019; Supervisors: Risto Rinne, Johanna Kallo, Fan Yihong (Southwest Jiaotong University, Kiina))
  • Ezechukwu, Gabriel (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2020; Supervisors: Arto Jauhiainen, Johanna Kallo)
  • Heinonen, Taina (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2020; Supervisors: Tero Järvinen, Markku Vanttaja)
  • Teelmäki, Larimatti (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2020; Supervisors: Johanna Kallo, N.N.)
  • Lindström, Susanna (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2021; Supervisors: Joel Kivirauma, Tero Järvinen, Annukka Jauhiainen)

Two one-year positions in 2021 and two one-year positions in 2022 were saved for the next application round.

PERIOD 2018-2021

  • Taina Heinonen (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2018; Supervisors: Tero Järvinen, Markku Vanttaja)
  • Outi Lietzén (Funded period: 1.3.–31.12.2018 ja 1.1.–31.12.2020; Supervisors: Heikki Silvennoinen, Tero Järvinen)
  • Kalypso Filippou (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2019; Supervisors: Johanna Kallo, Mirmamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann, Risto Rinne)
  • Hanna Laalo (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2019; Supervisors: Arto Jauhiainen, Risto Rinne)
  • Marja Peura (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2019; Supervisors: Arto Jauhiainen, Taina Saarinen)
  • Susanna Lindström (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2020; Supervisors: Joel Kivirauma, Tero Järvinen, Arto Jauhiainen)
  • Yoojin Kim (Funded period: 1.1.–31.12.2020; Supervisors: Arto Jauhiainen, Tero Järvinen)

One one-year position in 2020 and two one-year positions in 2021 were saved for the next application round.

Ongoing Doctoral Thesis
Steering Committee of KEVEKO Doctoral Programme, period 1.1.2020-31.7.2021

Steering Committee of KEVEKO for the period of 1.1.2020-31.7.2021:

Professor Tero Järvinen (UTU), Chair
Professor Piia Seppänen (UTU) (vice-chair)
Professor Arto Jauhiainen (UTU)
Professor Heikki Silvennoinen (UTU)
Professor Piia Seppänen (UTU)
Associate Professor Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret (UTU)
Docent Taina Saarinen (JyU)
Postdoctoral Researcher Nina Haltia (UTU)
Postdoctoral Researcher Johanna Kallo (UTU)
Doctoral Candidate Outi Lietzén (UTU)
Doctoral Candidate Raakel Plamper (UTU) (on leave)

Preparers

Chief Academic Officer Anne Niemimäki (UTU)
Coordinator Sanna Niukko (UTU), Secretary

Sitaatti PhD keveko Lietzen 10
Best part of KEVEKO program is the diverse and supportive learning and working environment it provides. Constructive critical feedback from both colleagues and supervisors is always easily accessible, and the collaboration with visiting professors makes the program truly international.
Outi Lietzén, Doctoral Candidate of KEVEKO