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  • SIE partner and associate institutions

    University of Roehampton (London, UK)

    This state-funded university is one of the oldest higher education institutions in England, dating back to 1841. It has an international reputation for high-quality training in education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

    Website: www.roehampton.ac.uk/admissions/international
    Department of Education website:www.roehampton.ac.uk/education
    Contact: Dr Leda Kamenopoulou (email: leda.kamenopoulou@roehampton.ac.uk )
    Websites about the UK: www.timeout.co.uk andwww.visitlondon.com 

    Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic)

    Founded in 1346, this is the oldest university in central Europe. Its Faculty of Education was opened in 1946. Its objective is the training of teachers for all types and grades of school and educational institution, and also the training of specialists in the field of pedagogy, pedagogical and school psychology and the methodology of teaching. The Faculty cooperates with international institutions in the exchange of scientific/scholarly expertise and practical experience, joint research projects, and meetings between university teachers and students.

    Website: www.pedf.cuni.cz
    Faculty of Education website: www.pedf.cuni.cz
    Contact: Assoc Prof Jan Siska (email: jan.siska@pedf.cuni.cz)
    Website about the Czech Republic: www.czech.cz

    University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway)

    Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest higher education institution founded in 1811. Today the University of Oslo has approx. 27,700 students and 5,900 employees and four Nobel Prize winners.The Faculty of Education at Oslo is Norway's only integrated educational science institution, and one of EU's largest. With nearly 300 staff members working within and across disciplines, the Faculty contributes to theory and applied knowledge in academic institutions, schools, the private sector, and in public policy. There are approximately 70 staff members in the including 17 Research Fellows (PhD) in the Department of Special Needs Education (DSNE), which comprises the largest community of Special Needs Education (SNE) in Norway. DSNE cooperates with international and Norwegian research institutions and organisations in the field of SNE. There are approximately 900 students in the department and it also cooperates with international institutions and organisations.

    Website: www.uio.no
    Faculty of Educational Sciences website: www.uv.uio.no/english
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Jorun Buli-Holmberg  (email: jorun.buli-holmberg@isp.uio.no)
    Websites about Norway: www.uio.no/english andwww.summerschool.uio.no/students/practical.html

    Third country institutions

    University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa

    The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) was formed on 1 January 2004 as a merger between two reputed universities. It has five campuses and eight faculties, including the Faculty of Education. It is one of the leading educational institutions in South Africa, and is widely recognised as an academic centre of excellence in Africa. It strives to enhance the quality of its work and the experience of its students and staff through international partnerships. Highly rated scientists and other academic staff offer original and often unique courses across a wide range of disciplines including SIE, many designed to respond to the needs of developing countries. It has a fully-fledged International Relations office with experienced staff who provide ongoing assistance to international students at UKZN. The Faculty has strong national and international reputations for teacher education programmes, adult education, workplace learning and higher education.

    Website: www.ukzn.ac.za/Homepage.aspx
    Faculty of Education website:http://education.ukzn.ac.za/Homepage.aspx

    Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia

    University of Science, Malaysia (USM) was established in 1969 it is a public university with its main campus situated in Penang, Malaysia. With around 29,789 students USM is one of the biggest universities in terms of enrolled students in Malaysia. It has approximately 1,606 lecturers, 24 Academic Schools including the School of Educational Studies, 14 Centres and seven Units. USM is one of three universities in Malaysia that have been identified as research-intensive universities. This is in tandem with its mission and vision to be a world-class university embarking on world-class research programmes via strategic planning and implementation of its R&D mechanism. The university has qualified academic staff and excellent human resource support in order to realise its mission, The School of Educational Studies offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including in Special Education.

    Website: www.usm.my
    School of Educational Studies website:http://web.usm.my/education

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