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Visiting professors Fazal Rizvi and Marcelo Parreira do Amaral gives open lectures


Visiting professors Fazal Rizvi and Marcelo Parreira do Amaral will give open lectures at the Faculty of Education. Professor Fazal Rizvi is speaking with title "Global Transformations and Education Policy. Reimagining Globalization and Education" on 12th October and Professor Marcelo Parreira do Amaral is speaking about Understanding the Business of  Education: A Challange for Education Research at 8th November. Both events are organised by Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Education.

8 DEC I Researcher of Children, Young People and Learning - Get ready for Horizon Europe

Children, Young People and Learning -strategic profile of the University of Turku invites all researchers interested in the thematic area to a networking event. Thematics TeamUp event will highlight the opportunities offered in Horizon Europe funding, present the available networking tools as well as the support available for preparing the application. 

Professor André Sourander was granted European Research Council funding for digitally assisted parent training intervention research


Professor André Sourander has received substantial research funding from the European Research Council (ERC). Sourander received ERC Advanced Grant funding for a project “DIGIPARENT -  Implementation, personalization and genetics of digitally assisted parent training intervention to improve child mental health services.

Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) appoints five new postdoctoral fellows


Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) has appointed five new postdoctoral fellows to three-year positions, which commence on 1 january 2021. Following a process of international peer review, the successful candidates were chosen from a field of 286 applications for the five positions available (a success rate of 1.7%). They will join an institute which is committed to interdisciplinary working and the development of top-level researchers.

The negative effects of the corona crisis on learning, education and well-being among children and adolescents can be reduced to a minimum.


The corona crisis affects the well-being, learning and education of children and adolescents in many different ways. It is likely that in most children, the long-term disadvantages of the corona crisis are related to the economic and social impacts on families with children. However, it is possible to minimise the detrimental effects on their well-being. For example, the negative effects of parental unemployment on children's education are most effectively reduced by preventing unemployment itself.