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New honorary doctor


In 2018 the Faculty of Education conferred an honorary doctorate on Professor Sten Ludvigsen, University of Oslo, for his significant contributions to the Faculty.

Over the past 20 years, Professor Sten Ludvigsen has conducted numerous projects on how digital tools alter conditions for learning and classroom activities, for pupils and teachers. His work has covered ways in which various learning resources and platforms can support the development of research thinking and work among pupils at different stages. In terms of knowledge, these studies are of both practical and theoretical interest.

Longstanding cooperation

Throughout his career, Sten Ludvigsen has been in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg. He has been a member of the management team of the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS); continuously participated in the Centre’s course activities, seminars and projects; and contributed to its research output. He followed the setting-up of the LETStudio, an open transdisciplinary research network , and has been a good discussion partner and adviser in this research environment’s interdisciplinary collaborations.

Ludvigsen and his research group are also highly active in collaborating with courses within the Faculty’s doctoral education. He has an extensive international network and has always striven to include both researchers and doctoral students at the University of Gothenburg in various activities. Among his many assignments, it may be mentioned that Ludvigsen is editor-in-chief of the highly influential International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and on the editorial boards of several other journals.

The honorary doctorate was formally conferred at the University's conferment of doctoral degrees ceremony in October.