Integrated and collaborative research

Understanding learning processes in schools, civil society and business is a prerequisite to achieve sustainable development.

Deeply immersed in a rich ESD research environment at Uppsala University, SWEDESD strives to collaborate with researchers and practitioners from Sweden and internationally.

Our integrated research aims to engage different stakeholders as active partners. This means to conduct research together with, rather than for, stakeholders from civil society, policy, business, and formal and informal education.

We want to build on relevant and successful research from Swedish curriculum research. In addition, we see the need to establish integrated ESD research as;

  • interdisciplinary – research across disciplinary boundaries
  • transdisciplinary –research collaborations together with actors from sectors outside of academia
  • truly global – research together with many social-geographic perspectives and approaches including knowledge traditions and epistemologies from different places and contexts

Research collaboration with Rhodes University, South Africa; Ghent University, Belgium; University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia; University of Malawi, Malawi; Centre for Environmental Education, India; Cept University, India; Åbo Academy; Finland, Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam; Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Bangladesh University; Bangladesh; Zürich University of Teacher Education, Switzerland; Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden; Örebro University, Sweden; Lund University, Sweden; The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

TRUST - Uppsala Transdisciplinary Seminar in Education and Sustainable Development

Our research seminar TRUST brings together researchers and practitioners from SWEDESD and the Department of Education at Uppsala University.