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GRADE - graduate school in digitalisation in schools

Research project Digital technologies today are an obvious and integral part of people's everyday lives. Not least, it affects today's school and its pedagogy. GRADE focuses precisely on the digitalisation that takes place within pre-school, primary and secondary school and the after-school center, where there is a great need for new knowledge and competence.

Head of project

Project overview

Project period:

2018-01-01 2022-12-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Education

Research area


External funding

Swedish Research Council
  • Project members

    External project members

    University of Gothenburg
    University of Gävle
    University West
    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
    Mid Sweden University

Project description

GRADE - graduate school in digitalisation in schools

Six higher education institutions have merged and started a joint graduate school with an ambition to create new knowledge that can develop Swedish teacher education.

Combines different sciences

A basic starting point for GRADE is an interdisciplinary approach. Six subject areas are represented in the graduate school, all of which contribute with different perspectives in research aimed at the school's digitization.

  • Didactics
  • Informatics
  • Pedagogy
  • Educational work
  • Technology and learning / Media technology
  • Applied IT

Participating universities

The graduate school GRADE participates in University of Gothenburg, the University of Gävle, the University West, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Mid Sweden, as well as Umeå University, which is the host university and coordinator of the project.

The graduate school GRADE brings together doctoral students and supervisors from the various universities. The aim is to develop digital technologies that can be used in education, such as the development of courses, and the research conducted in the field of digital development.

Read more about the graduate school GRADE.

External funding

Latest update: 2022-02-18