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Educational Sciences and Mathematics is one of MDH’s six research specialisations. Here researchers are working primarily to raise the quality of Swedish education and to develop hi-tech industry with the aid of mathematics.


Educational Sciences and Mathematics

Educational Sciences and Mathematics is one of MDH’s six research specialisations. Here researchers are working primarily to raise the quality of Swedish education and to develop hi-tech industry with the aid of mathematics.

The research within Educational Sciences is divided into four research environments:

  1. Children and young people in school and in society.
  2. Mathematics.
  3. Natural Science and Engineering including subject didactics.
  4. Language and literary studies including subject didactics; Society, interculture, leadership and evaluation.

Knowledge forms the foundation of societal development. Swedish education must therefore maintain high quality and give everyone the chance of equally good schooling. MDH’s research contributes to this by new insights into the varying needs of children, youths and adults in relation to teaching and learning. Here there is research in teaching, special education and didactics as well as didactics research in the subjects of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Technology and the Humanities.

The didactics research is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary and deals with questions concerning education, teaching and learning with particular importance to preschool, compulsory school, adult education and teacher education.

The areas of focus are as follows:

  • To develop classroom teaching.
  • To increase knowledge of what factors steer and support the work of preschool teachers and schoolteachers.
  • To improve the basis for management, leadership and school development.
  • Social sustainability in education with the varying needs, experience and living conditions of children, youths and adults as prerequisites for learning and development.

The research specialisation also encompasses research in: language and literature; classroom interaction; the development of language, reading and writing; and a focus on environmental and sustainability issues.

Much of the research within the area of the educational sciences takes place in close cooperation with the region’s preschools and schools. Importance is also attached to collaboration, nationally and internationally.

Third-cycle studies Didactics

Third-cycles courses in Didactics


Mathematics

MDH conducts high-quality research in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, which contributes towards developing today’s hi-tech industry. Here there is also important research in Business and Economics, Finance, as well as calculation models for behaviour and culture.

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is a strong research environment nationally and internationally. Research and research groups within the field have received funding from VR (the Swedish Research Council, EU, Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), KVA (the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) and other research financiers and regional collaboration partners. Through projects, networks and conferences, active participation in national and international research takes place, as well as applications of mathematical methods and models in other sciences and technologies.

Research in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics has four main areas of focus:

  • Stochastic Processes, Statistics and Financial Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Algebra and Analysis with applications
  • Discrete Mathematics and Modelling of Behaviour and Culture

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics acts as a research base for all courses and programmes within the areas of Engineering, Business and Economics, and Mathematics/Applied Mathematics at MDH. This environment contributes towards all the University’s established research specialisations, and it applies in research and research studies as well as in first-cycle studies.

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Third-cycle studies Mathematics/Applied mathematics

Third-cycle courses in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics


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More information about
Educational Sciences and Mathematics

For more information about Educational Sciences contact the Research leader Andreas Ryve. For more information about Mathematics, please contact the Research leader for Mathematics Sergei Silvestrov.

Professor

Andreas Ryve

+4621101508

andreas.ryve@mdh.se

Professor

Sergei Silvestrov

+4621101524

sergei.silvestrov@mdh.se