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The department currently has about 120 employees, who work with education, research, administration and development work within school and educational activities. The department has two postgraduate courses that lead to a licentiate or doctorate degree; Behavioral science measurements and Educational work.

The department's research, which is mainly financed externally through research councils, is largely concentrated on the following five areas; Preschool and leisure-time centres; ICT and learning; Large-scale knowledge surveys; Education policy and young people's transitions and Evaluation.

Research Profiles

Applied Research in Digital Practices in Education

The research group's (U-GARD) work takes its starting point in the group members’ joint research interests in ...

Research on Early Childhood Education

The Department of Applied Educational Science hosts RECEUM, a research environment at Umeå University aiming t...

Measurement in Behavioral Sciences

Measurement and assessment of knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes, regularly take place in our society,...