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An international master's programme to prepare teachers for AI advancements

The University of Gothenburg, in collaboration with six other universities, has been granted EU funding to create a joint master's programme to deepen teachers' understanding of artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful technology for data processing, idea generation, and even potential misuse. Understanding AI technology and its implications for research, learning, and assessment is vital for today's and tomorrow's educators.

The Department of Education and Special Education (IPS) at the University of Gothenburg is about to develop a new Erasmus Mundus programme, tentatively titled 'Master in Artificial Intelligence in (Teacher) Education.' The development phase will span fifteen months and involve close collaboration with six partner universities in Estonia, Cyprus, the Netherlands, and South Korea. The programme primarily targets professional educators seeking to deepen their understanding of AI and its educational applications.

Ilse Hakvoort, associate professor of education responsible for internationalization at IPS, emphasizes, "Numerous stakeholders advocate for providing teachers with comprehensive AI training. The EU's investment in this initiative provides us with a valuable opportunity to unite our efforts."

Erasmus Mundus – a global master's degree experience

Erasmus Mundus is a format integral to the EU's education program. The programmes are designed and implemented by universities that are part of an international partnership.

Prospective students worldwide, holding at least a bachelor's degree, can seek admission. During the programme, students are required to undertake at least two study periods in two different countries, which is facilitated by the fact that the education is jointly coordinated.

Text: Kristina Modigh

Universities included in the partnership:
  • Tallinn University, Estonia 

  • NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands 

  • University of Cyprus, Cyprus 

  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Sunchin National University, South Korea 

  • Chung-Ang University, South Korea 

  • Kongju National University, South Korea