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Welcome to NERA 2020

Rethinking the futures of education
in the Nordic countries

4-6 March 2020 | Turku, Finland

Dear Colleagues

We are looking forward to seeing you in March 2020 at the University of Turku, which celebrates its 100th anniversary. It is our great pleasure to welcome you to Turku – the city with a long Nordic history and versatile academic and cultural life. Future, the theme of the congress, is fascinating, yet complex and nebulous. But one thing is for sure:  education creates future!

On behalf of the local organizing committee

Arto Jauhiainen
Professor of education

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Kirsti Klette, University of Oslo
  • Professor Risto Rinne, University of Turku

Panel discussion

”Actors and Ideas Shaping the Futures of Higher Education in the Nordic Countries”

  • Professor Jussi Välimaa, University of Jyväskylä
  • Professor Ivar Bleiklie, University of Bergen
  • Professor Susan Wright, Aarhus University
ProgrammeAbstractsInformation: corona virus situation in Finland

Important dates

Abstract submission starts

15 September 2019

Deadline for abstract submission

17 November 2019

Registration starts

15 November 2019

Abstract notification

16 December 2019

Early registration deadline

15 January 2020

Registration ends

19 February 2020

Congress dates

4-6 March 2020

Exhibition & sponsorship

An exhibition will be arranged in connection with the NERA 2020 congress. If your company is interested in participating as an exhibitor or a sponsor, please contact for more information!