Centre for Education Policy Research (CfU)

  • Aalborg Universitet, Kroghstræde 3

    9220 Aalborg Ø

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Centre for Education Policy Research conducts research about education and education politics and how this is transformed and implemented in governance, curriculum, teaching and instruction, pedagogies and forms of evaluation within regional, national and transnational contexts.

We work with approaches from sociology, history, ethnography, cultural- and critical race studies, didactics- and curriculum studies, aesthetics and political science, and emphasize interdisciplinarity and comparative perspectives. The research centre is based in Aalborg and Copenhagen.

We contribute with knowledge regarding these four societal challenges and issues: 

  • Equality, inequality and diversity
  • Governing, participation and autonomy
  • Periphery, polarization and social cohesion
  • Discipline, citizenship and creativity

Head of the center is Professor Mette Buchardt


  • History
  • Education
  • Welfare State

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    Research Output

    Handbuch Hochschuldidaktik

    Translated title of the contribution: German Handbook of Educational DevelopmentKordts-Freudinger, R. (ed.), Scholkmann, A. (ed.), Szczyrba, B. (ed.) & Schaper, N. (ed.), Jan 2021, (In preparation) W. Bertelsmann Verlag. 600 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

    Praksisfaglighed: på vej mod en forståelse

    Jensen, J. B., Meyer, B., Friche, N., Andreasen, K. E., Jensen, L. B. & Hansen, I. S., 1 Feb 2021, (Accepted/In press) Praksisfaglighed: Undervisning og organisering. Borup Jensen, J. (ed.). Aalborg Universitetsforlag, (Serie om lærings-, forandrings- og organisationsudviklingsprocesser).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    What is a Problem Statement? - PBL as Practise in doing Research

    Ravn, O., 2021, (In preparation) Aalborg Universitetsforlag.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review


    Honorary Research Fellow

    Ydesen, Christian (Recipient), 1 Jun 2020

    Prize: Honorary prizes and appointments

    Educational Review Article of the Year Award 2019

    Emily Winchip (Recipient), Howard Stevenson (Recipient) & Milner, Alison Louise (Recipient), 6 Mar 2020

    Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

  • Aalborg University’s talent management programme

    Ydesen, Christian (Recipient), 1 Feb 2017

    Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes


    Hvad gavner det eleverne?

    Nanna Friche (Lecturer)

    1 Sep 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies


    Annie Aarup Jensen (Participant)

    18 Aug 2020

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Organizational Aesthetics (Journal)

    Tatiana Chemi (Peer reviewer), Takaya Kawamura (Editor), Anne Passila (Editor) & Allan Owens (Editor)

    1 Aug 2020

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewJournal editorResearch

    Press / Media

    Kunsten skal skabe glæde hos gymnasieelever

    Tatiana Chemi


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Der skal med garanti forskes

    Nanna Friche


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Forskere fra Aalborg Universitet skal følge Hjørring Kommunes Ungegaranti

    Nanna Friche


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media