Global challenges demand new insight, innovative solutions and local legitimacy. Nord University is a young university with strong regional ties and increasingly a global perspective. Nord is committed to delivering internationally and nationally relevant educational programmes and research, with a focus on blue and green growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as welfare, health and education. Nord University has 11,000 students and 1,300 employees at nine study locations in central and northern Norway, with its largest campus in Bodø, Nordland.

The Faculty of Education and Arts (FLU) has 3500 students, and 350 academic and administrative staff. FLU members are located on the campuses in Levanger, Bodø, Helgeland and Nesna. The Faculty of Education and Arts educates tomorrow’s teachers from preschool to upper secondary school, with specializations ranging from sports to music and the fine arts.

FLU students and graduates play a vital role in the knowledge-based development of society. Our research emphasizes research-based teacher education and professional teaching practices. The Faculty of Education and Arts offers BA programmes, a five-year Master of Education and a doctoral programme: PhD in the study of professional praxis.

The English Department is internationally oriented with particular research expertise in literature pedagogy and interculturality, and embraces the Nord Research Group for Children’s Literature in English Language Teaching (CLELT). This group aims to strengthen interdisciplinary and international research into children’s literature in language education, and is the forum for the open access journal Children’s Literature in English Language Education. These projects will enrich ICEPELL and further contribute to sustainability.

Click here to see the PPT presentation from the 1st Transnational meeting.

Nord Steering committee

Nayr Ibrahim, Associate Professor
David Valente, Doctoral Research Fellow