Published: 05-03-2020 16:43 | Updated: 05-03-2020 16:45

Karolinska Institutet involved in project on human rights in higher education

The EU-funded cooperation project "Modernity, Education and Human Rights" (MEHR), between Sweden, Croatia and Portugal, aimed at developing the work and strengthening higher education on human rights within the fields of medicine, social welfare, teacher training, geography and engineering.

Universities and higher education authorities from the three countries, along with the European Students’ Union (ESU), partnered to work on specific country cases related to the learning outcomes assessment of human rights.

In Sweden, the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ), collaborated with Karolinska Institutet, where Tanja Tomson was appointed coordinator and Solvig Ekblad was involved as external expert.

The project's focus was to examine how higher education institutions work to ensure that students in medicine and social welfare develop the necessary skills to deal with in particular men's violence against women, violence in close relationships, and violence against children. In addition, the project aimed to share good examples from the entire chain of the work on human rights, such as the design of learning outcomes, forms of teaching, choice of course literature, forms of examination and students' participation, etc.


Tanja Tomson Principal Researcher