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Malmö University is a public university in Malmö, Sweden. Founded in 1998, the university has played a central role in the transformation of Malmö from an industrial town to a center of learning. The university makes particular effort to attract students that come from a background where university education has not necessarily been part of their tradition. With over 20,000 students, Malmö University is the ninth largest in Sweden. Malmö University has five multidisciplinary faculties: Culture and Society, Health and Society, Odontology, Education, and Technology. With the motto “Where Diversity makes the Difference,” Malmö University has a strong commitment to civic education and social responsibility, including socially relevant research in collaboration with community partners. Malmö University’s website>>
The 38th annual Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA) congress on "Active citizenship" was held in 2010 at the Malmö University School of Education. Active citizenship and citizenship education have often been seen as having the potential to empower individuals to both use opportunities to participate in public life at various levels and to meet their civic obligations. The benefits of citizenship education and the development and exercise of active citizenship can thus be seen as the ability to consider differing perspectives and divergent values from individual to group level, from local to global level, and to take action on political and ethical decisions that are often controversial, concerning, for example, environmental issues and social justice. The Active Citizenship conference was held to discuss these issues.
Fenix is the Malmö Student Union environmental club. It was founded in 1998 by students at Malmö University and is named for the phoenix, a mythological bird that was resurrected from its ashes at regular intervals. Since its founding, Phoenix has implemented a variety of activities including environmental days, field trips, and seminars. The aim of the activities is to inform and involve students, staff and management on environmental issues. Learn more>>