Pedagogische Studiën

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PhD position: Student wellbeing and learning environment in Higher Education

Job description

The teacher education department is looking for a PhD candidate for a research project focusing on factors in the learning environment that contribute to enhancing student wellbeing (or diminishing of stressors that could lead to lower wellbeing), without compromising the quality of learning or of graduates. Within this broad theme the PhD candidate would be able to emphasize their own interests in their research design. Collaboration with international researchers is a real possibility. The PhD candidate will become a member of the research school ICO (
The PhD candidate will be a member of the research division higher education, contribute to meetings, and where possible cooperate within other research projects of the group.

The 2019 EERA Summer School

The European Educational Research Association (EERA), Masaryk University and the Czech Educational Research Association are pleased to announce the 2019 EERA Summer School which will be held at Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic, from 8 - 12 July 2019.

WERA Visiting Researcher Award

As part of WERA’s and IEA’s efforts to contribute to the advancement of educational research, we jointly offer academics the opportunity to visit the IEA Research and Analysis (RandA) Unit in Hamburg, Germany, and the Diversity in Education Research Lab (DiVER) at University of Hamburg. This award enables visiting researchers to develop their own research project while benefiting from the individual support of IEA and DiVER Hamburg experts working in different fields related to international large-scale assessments, especially with a focus on diversity in education.


To qualify for the visitor award, the applicant will need to

  • Work on a research project related to IEA- and/ or DiVER studies during your stay;
  • Obtain the necessary visa and arrange your own travel to Hamburg, Germany;
  •  Present proof of valid medical insurance coverage for the stay in Germany;
  • Be able to communicate fluently in English and/ or German.

To be eligible, you must meet all four conditions. If you cannot meet one or more of these conditions, please consider postponing your application until you can comply with all of them.

Note that applicants from Global South countries are explicitly encouraged to apply.


OCCAM 15 Early Stage Researchers (PhD Candidates, 100%)

The European Training Network (ETN) Outcomes and Causal Inference in International Comparative Assessments (OCCAM) is looking for

15 Early Stage Researchers (PhD Candidates, 100%)

Starting in August 2018.


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