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Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson

Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson is currently a Professor of Early Childhood Education (ECE) at Göteborg University in Sweden and Chair of ECE and Sustainable Development at UNESCO. She obtained both the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Education from Göteborg University in 1979 and 1983 respectively. She was awarded an honorary doctorate at Åbo Akademi in Finland in 2005. She also received The Fridtjuv Berg Award in 2005. Between 1996 and 2007, she supervised 15 doctoral theses and has been an Examiner of licentiate’s dissertation/Opponent at both Göteborg University and Växjö University. She was the editor of the International Journal of Early Childhood from 2004 to 2007.

Professor Samuelsson has carried out extensive Commissioned research for the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Science, and, the Swedish Board of Education. Furthermore, she has served as a member on many Boards in Sweden including the following: the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare Educational Advisory Committee, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare Scientific Advisory Committee, the Board of Quality Inspection, the Board of the Mathematics delegation, the Board of Ethics, the Council of Child Care, RUFU – The Swedish Teacher Education Research and Development Advisory Committee, the Board of The Early Childhood Research and Development Centre at the Göteborg University, the PhD Examination Board for the many PhD theses, the Board of Teacher nominations /Lärarförslagsnämnden/ at Göteborg University, the Board of The Social Sciences Faculty at Göteborg University, the Nordic Educational Research Association Board, and the Board of The Faculty of Education.

Professor Samuelsson has also recently been Expert Scrutiniser at the appointment of a professor in Early Childhood Education at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 2005; Expert Scrutiniser of project applications to the Marsden Fund, The Royal Society of New Zealand, 2005; Expert Scrutiniser of project applications to the Academy of Sciences, Finland, 2006; Expert Scrutiniser at the appointment of a lecturer at Malmö högskola, 2006; Expert Scrutiniser at the appointment of an Associate Professor, Karlstad University, 2006; Expert Scrutiniser of project applications, Norges forskningsråd 2007, 2008; Expert Scrutiniser at the appointment of an Associate Professor, Malta University, 2008; and, Expert Scrutiniser at the appointment of a professor in Special education at DMMH, Norway.

Moreover, Professor Samuelsson has been a Visiting Scholar at the following institutions globally: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia; University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; and, Seiwa College, Nishinamiya, Japan. She has held the Chairmanship of the Swedish OMEP group (Organisation Mondiale pour l´Education Préscolaire [The world Pre-school Education Organization]) 1991-2007. She is the current World President (Organisation Mondiale pour l´Education Préscolaire [The world Pre-school Education Organization]).

She has organized numerous conferences in Europe.


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