Academic Network on Global Education & Learning (ANGEL) Early Career Researchers Conference 2020

11-12 June 2020. Hosted ONLINE by the University of Oulu, Finland

Participants: Academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. We especially welcome early career (PhD students and post-doctoral) researchers.


A warm welcome to the ANGEL 2020 conference, which focuses on research on global education and learning . Of interest to anyone working in the field, our main aim this year is to provide early career researchers with an inspiring platform for discussing, re-visiting and analyzing the complexity of conceptualisations. 


Key events:

  • Panel Discussion: Conceptualisations of Global Education & Learning (Thu 0730 GMT) . Panellists:  Prof . Fazal Rizvi (Professor in Global Studies in Education, Univ. Of Melbourne, Australia); Prof. Yusef Waghid (Distinguished Professor, Philosophy of Education, Univ. Of Stellenbosch, South Africa); Dr. Karen Pashby , (Reader, Manchester Metropolitan University) and Prof. Thaigo Gehre Galvao, (University of Brazil). Chaired by  Prof. Elina Lehtomäki   (Professor of Global Education, University of Oulu, Finland).

  • Panel Discussion: In the wake of pandemics & global threats, what is education's counter-narrative to growing nationalism? (Fri 0800 GMT).  Panellists to be confirmed. Chaired by Joffy Conolly   (University of Oulu, Finland)

  • Workshops on Early Career Researchers Career Planning AND How to gain support for GEL research

  • Closing sessions: ANGEL: supporting early career researchers (Thu); GENE (Global Education Network Europe): What we do & future plans.


The conference also offers around 30 paper presentations from researchers in the field worldwide, representing work in over 20 different countries. 

    For the full program, please click on the link at the bottom of this page.


    Participation & Registration:

    Participation in the conference is FREE , however as we have a maximum capacity we can host online, we ask that attendees register by TUE 9th JUNE 2020 using the registration form (see link below).


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    The Origins of this conference lie in a Collaboration between the University of Oulu (Finland), Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg (Germany), and DERC (UCL Institute of Education, UK), who for the past few years have organized an annual workshop for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers of the three institutions who are conducting research in the areas of development education, global learning and global citizenship.

    Following the foundation of the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning, this Biennial international Collaboration continues, but is now delivered as part of the activities of the ANGEL network.

    You can read about the previous Early Career researcher event here: