Meet the Swedish project partners: Malmö Universitet and Malmö Stad
In total, Malmö University has approximately 24,000 students and approximately 1,900 members of staff. It was founded in 1998, and since the beginning its vision has been to contribute to a sustainable and equal society through research-based knowledge, critical reflection and accessibility of education and lifelong learning.
The university has been actively working to widen participation in relation to recruiting students from a non-traditional university background. Today, one third of the students have a non-Swedish background, and two thirds are first generation academics. Malmö University has five faculties and five research centers.
Malmö University is an active hub for research and education in tune with the community. The university cooperates with the social environment, business and public sector to contribute towards identifying and creating solutions to societal challenges.
Education at Malmö University focuses on, among other things, migration, sustainability, urban studies, social work and education. The educational programmes encompass an internship and project work in close collaboration with external actors. This also applies to the research, which focuses heavily on collaboration with the surrounding society.
Pedagogic Inspiration (PI) is an organization within the school district in Malmö municipality. It is both a research unit and a service organization for the schools in the city. With 100 employees carrying different skills and competence, it offers support and projects to 75 elementary schools, 13 upper secondary schools and 250 preschools.