We agreed to take this collaboration a step further by developing several concrete projects: within teacher education, interdisciplinary Baltic Sea research, and in languages. Regarding teacher training, the goal is to strengthen Swedish-language teacher education and the training of teachers in Finnish, and to develop student exchange and other exchanges relevant to research in subject area teaching.
There is already a collaboration between Stockholm University's Baltic Sea Centre and the University of Helsinki. There is also great potential for exchange at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels, through joint courses and collaboration around the research stations at Askö and Tvärminne. Regarding languages, there is great value in developing exchange and mobility in both the research and teaching areas, in relation to postdocs, PhDs and undergraduate students.