Project Partners

The University of Education Ludwgisburg (Germany) takes the lead of this project. Our collaborations with the Charles Darwin University (Australia) and Ambedkar University Delhi (India) have already proven successful through projects such as DIVA, EUGEN, and SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION AS AGENTS OF CHANGE. Building upon these achievements, we’re committed to expanding and strengthening our relationships. In addition to our foundational partners, we are proud to welcome five additional universities to this present project: York University, (Canada), the University of North Carolina Charlotte (USA), Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania), Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway) and the University of Calcutta (India).

Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg

The University of Education Ludwigsburg (LUE) is the leading partner in this project and lodated in the South of Germany. It is a leading institute for both initial teacher training at primary and secondary level, as well as a provider for further education and in-service training. The University was founded in 1962 and moved to Ludwigsburg in 1966. With its approximately 5,500 students and over 450 members of staff, it is the largest of the six Universities of Education in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The Universities concentrate on educational science issues both in research and teaching. LUE is a modern center of competency for educational sciences in four closely related disciplines: school education, extra curricular children’s and youth education, adult/further education and education in cultural and social areas.

Christoph Knoblauch

Christoph Knoblauch

Professor of Religious Education

Anselm Böhmer

Anselm Böhmer

Professor of General Education

University of North Carolina, USA

Adriana Medina

Associate Professor for Reading and Elementary Education

As North Carolina’s urban research university with a vibrant community of over 24,000 undergraduates, the University of North Carolina Charlotte fosters diversity and inclusion while making a local-to-global impact that transforms lives, communities and industries through access and affordability, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, scholarship, creative work, innovation and service. The University was established in 1965 and embraced a bold new version as an emerging top-tier global research university to support the industries and communities in the greater Charlotte region in 2021.

York University, Canada

Nombuso Dlamini

Professor of Education

Founded in 1959, York University is a community united by a strong sense of purpose and dedication to solving real-world problems. Moreover, it is a top international teaching and research university and a driving force for positive change. Located in Toronto, Canada, York is empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, preparing their students for their long-term career and personal success.

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi is a public University with a multi campus, unitary structure with research, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the social sciences and the humanities. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi was established by the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi through an Act of Legislature in 2007 and was notified in July 2008. While engaging with teacher education, early childhood, pedagogy, curriculum, policy planning and administration, the School of Education Studies (SES) works toward development of a rigorous praxis-based theoretical perspective. Its programmes are part of the School’s endeavor to bring in convergence between the professional and the liberal dimensions of education.

Ambedkar University Delhi, India

Sunita Singh

Professor, School of Education

Mirona-Horiana Stănescu

Senior Lecturer of Pedagogy and Didactics in German

Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

The Babeș-Bolyai University is a public research university located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It was created from a 1959 merger of Bolyai University and Victor Babeș University. Babeș-Bolyai University is an academic educational public institution aiming to promote and sustain the development of specific cultural components within the local, regional, national and international community.

Charles Darwin University, Australia

Georgie Nutton

Senior Lecturer in Education

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is based in the capital city of Darwin at the heart of Australia’s tropical north and was founded in 1989. As one of the first universities in Australia to offer its courses online the 24,000 students can decide to study in Darwin or online.

The College of Education provides a range of courses from academic foundations and initial teacher education, right through to postgraduate courses. CDU teacher education courses prepare students to be creative, responsive and ethical professional educators in a complex, diverse world.

Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Oslo Metropolitan University is a public university in Oslo and Akershus, Norway. Established in 2018, it has approximately 20,000 students and 2,100 employees. It is not to be confused with the older University of Oslo, founded in 1811. Today, Oslo Metropolitan University is a modern university spanning many academic fields: from quantum physics and child welfare to journalism and cancer nursing. We are especially known for our robust and expansive academic communities within teacher education, health and social care, social sciences, design, and technology.

Peter Øyan

Professor, Faculty of Technology, Art and Design

University of Calcutta, India

Santoshi Halder

Professor, Department of Education

The University of Calcutta (CU) is a public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The university has a total of fourteen campuses spread over the city of Kolkata and its suburbs. As of 2020, 151 colleges and 21 institutes and centres are affiliated with CU. The university has 60 departments organized into seven faculties: arts, commerce, social welfare and business management, education, journalism and library science, engineering and technology, fine arts, music and home science, law and science; and an agriculture institute with six departments.