Child and Youth Studies Research Environment at the Faculty of Education and Welfare studies
The largest child and youth studies research environment in Swedish-speaking Finland
Cutting-edge expertise within
- early childhood education and pedagogics in all stages of school
- professionals’ work with children and young people
- children’s- and young people’s health and wellbeing
- children’s- and young people’s participation in society
Åbo Akademi University is a consortium member of the Center of expertice NUOSKA – Youth work at schools and educational institutions
As part of the Swedish-speaking Åbo Akademi University in Finland, it is our task to coordinate and produce research-based knowledge on children and young people in Swedish-speaking Finland with the goal of improving their learning, health and wellbeing.
We act as a gateway that ties child and youth studies research in Finland with that of the other Nordic countries.
In accordance with Åbo Akademi University’s strategic profile, child and youth research at the Faculty of Education and Welfare studies includes a focus on minority research.
The child and youth research at the Faculty of Education and Welfare studies focuses on themes, such as learning in early childhood education and school; minority, language and culture; health and welfare; society and societal participation.
Our research output is found in Åbo Akademi University’s research portal. The portal provides individualised searches for publications, projects and individual researchers.