Faculty of Educational Sciences (UV)

Linköping University provides a comprehensive teacher education and offers postgraduate training, as well as opportunities for research.

  • Among the top 2% in the world in international university rankings.
  • One of the top research institutions in Sweden within educational research.
  • Research within education covers the entire range from children to adults.
  • Master´s programmes and a wide range of courses in English.
  • Each year we welcome around one thousand exchange students to the university.

We are open for new collaborations within

  • Teacher Education all levels
  • Subject studies (English, History...)
  • Student Teaching/Internships

Faculty Management


Research areas

Elever som använder tablett ihoop. Samspel kring elever och lärande.

The interplay of pupils and learning

Among other things, research into this field at LiU investigates how teachers handle different disturbances in the classroom, and how teacher education students can learn to manage provocations.

Lärare i klassrum. Lärarutbildning

Teacher education

How teachers create pedagogical relationships with the pupils and how they use these to motivate the pupils to learn one focal point of the rearch into teacher education  at LiU.

Ensamt barn på lekplats. Forskningsområdet Mobbning.


At Linköping University the primary research on bullying focuses on social processes, peer culture and interaction patterns, as well as on children and young persons' stories and perspectives.


Portrait of a woman (Seetha Murty)

Two champions for children become honorary doctors

Indian principal Seetha Murty has worked with children’s and young people’s learning throughout her professional life. American professor Cindy W. Christian has devoted her career to developing the care of abused children.

Hannah Grankvist.

Collaboration on teacher shortages in rural Norrland

Rural northern municipalities suffer from a major shortage of qualified teachers. But from the autumn, LiU will be offering single-subject courses remotely at local learning centres aimed at people who are thinking about a teaching career.

A person standing outstide.

A professor drawn to thorny issues

An doctoral student position was what brought Tünde Puskas to Sweden. She is now a professor whose motivation is researching areas no one has looked into before – such as how integration, religion and death are dealt with in pre-school context.