The REM network

Researcher in Education and Marketisation – a Nordic Network


Coordinator: Anna Jobér

A network with researchers from 3 countries and 10 uni
versities that in different ways problematise and scrutinise marketisation and education. We believe its urgent and necessary to think together on for example how new logics change the conditions for education when education becomes marketized. 



ECER conference, Sep 2nd-6th, 2019  
Hamburg, Germany

We are very happy to announce that our two-part symposium Doing democracy. Research Perspectives on Risks and Responsibilities within a Marketised Education was accepted to the ECER 2019 conference in network 23. with Prof Marie Brennan as our discussant.

Participants (in order of appearance): Anna Jobér, Marianne Dovemark, Catarina Player-Koro, Helena Hinke Dobrochinski Candido, Piia SeppänenMargareta Serder, Magnus Erlandsson, Alessandra Dieudé, Kristiina Brunila, Eva Reimers, Marie Brennan

We are scheduled on Friday Sep 6th:
Session Title: 23 SES 14 A: Doing democracy. Research Perspectives on Risks
and Responsibilities within a Marketised Education Part 1
Time: 06/Sep/2019, 9:00 – 10:30 
Room: Faculty of Law – Room 15/16

Session Title: 23 SES 16 A: Doing democracy. Research Perspectives on Risks and Responsibilities within a Marketised Education Part 2
Time: 06/Sep/2019, 13:30 – 15:00 
Room: Faculty of Law – Room 15/16



Future Trajectories of Education in Uncertain Times, Sept 23rd-24th, 2019
University of Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to discuss about the future of education with researchers, policy makers and educational professionals. 23–24 September 2019Minerva-plaza, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A, 00014 University of Helsinki. The event is organised by AGORA for the study of social justice and equality in education -research centre, FuturEd-research project, Education & Society-research community, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.

Registration by 16 September:



Monday 23 September at 12 pm–4 pm

12:15 pm Dean and Professor Johanna Mäkelä: Why the future of education matters
12:25 pm Associate professor Kristiina Brunila: The rise of precision education and why we should care
12:45–2 pm Professor Fazal Rizvi: Global transformations and educational futures
Commentator Associate professor Daniel Nehring
Coffee break
2:15–3:30 pm Dr. Ben Williamson:  Data-intensive technology and life-sensitive science: neurotechnologies, bioinformatics & precision education
Commentator Associate professor Nelli Piattoeva
3:30–4 pm Open discussion
Tuesday 24 September at 10 am–3 pm




10–11:15 am Professor Malin Ideland: Google and the end of the teacher? How edu-tech business actors imagine future education
Commentator Associate professor Janne Varjo
11:15 am–12:30 pm Dr. Satu Valkonen & Dr. Jaana Pesonen: Privatisation and marketisation of early childhood education in Finland
Commentator PhD student Marjo Mäntyjärvi
12:30–12:40 pm Closure
In the FuturEd-project, we are interested in future trajectories of education in the Nordic countries. We use the concept of precision education to study some of the on-going and future changes in education. These changes relate to new networks of private, public and third sector actors, new paradigms, and new ideas of knowledge, services and products, and changing cultures and practices of education in terms of democracy.




Anna Jobér, Malmö University, Sweden (coordinator)
Anders Trumberg, Örebro University, Sweden
Andreas Fejes, Linköping University, Sweden
Anna Clara Örtendahl, Lund University, Sweden
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Alessandra Dieudé, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
Catarina Player-Koro, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Eva Reimers, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Helena Hinke Dobrochinski Candido, University of Helsinki, Finland
Kristiina Brunila, University of Helsinki, Finland 
Linda Rönnberg, Umeå University, Sweden
Magnus Dahlstedt, Linköping University, Sweden
Magnus Erlandsson, Malmö University, Sweden
Malin Ideland, Malmö University, Sweden
Margareta Serder, Malmö University, Sweden
Mattias Nylund, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Piia Seppänen, University of Turku, Finland
Sonia Lempinen, University of Turku, Finland
Thom Axelsson, Malmö University, Sweden
Lena Sjöberg, Högskolan Väst, Sweden