Government-funded trans-European academic collaborations
A ‘just-show-up’ lunchtime seminar sponsored by the Comparative and International Education (CoInEd) Research Group
In this seminar, we will look at how two funded consortium initiatives, located in the Nordic and European regions, collaborate across national borders, universities, disciplines, faculty and student bodies.
Part One – Nordpath: co-creating new paths for Nordic Internationalization in higher education
The Nordplus-funded consortium project called “Nordpath: co-creating new paths for Nordic internationalization in higher education” aims at creating ‘green internationalisation’ that aligns with the UN-SDG values and involves the largest universities in the Nordic countries (Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Norway) in delivering curriculum based on intercultural knowledge sharing, inclusivity and reciprocity.
Part Two – Coalition: teaching academics as learners in inclusive teaching optimal networks
The EU-funded project called “Coalition: teaching academics as learners in inclusive teaching-optimal networks” is a collaboration between universities in Sweden, Greece, Latvia, Spain, Netherlands, and Romania. The comparative project aims at helping faculty in becoming more responsible for cultivating inclusive and equity-driven learning environments where students can succeed and where academics can feel valued for the knowledge contributions they make.
Professor Meeri Hellstén is Professor in International and Comparative Education in Stockholm University’s Department of Education, where she chairs the funded research group ICER in the same field. Meeri is a founding partner in the agreement of academic exchange (2020–2025) between her department and Sydney School of Education and Social Work.
Meeri’s research takes an interest in international higher education from a comparative perspective on pedagogy, policy and practice. She has published on the topic of internationalising higher education and is particularly interested in professionalisation among international scholars, and the ways in which it influences intercultural transformation and transdisciplinary knowledge creation. Meeri teaches in Stockholm University’s Doctoral Program; the Master’s Program in International and Comparative Education: and Higher Education Teaching and Learning (CeUL), focusing on international education. She also chairs the University Network on Internationalisation. She provides service to the aligned comparative and international research networks and journals and is currently vice-president of the Nordic CIES.