About us

MND is a department with just over 90 employees and represents a strong research community. The department does research in mathematics and science education and is engaged in education, primarily teacher education.

Photo: Ann Fridell
Photo: Ann Fridell


In the European context, mathematics and science education is termed mathematics and science didactics. Didactics is the science of the teaching profession and contributes with knowledge with direct relevance for teachers’ work. Didactic knowledge aims at giving support to teachers for planning and implementation of instruction and assessment of knowledge.



Our research concerns teaching at university level, primarily teacher education, as well as teaching and learning in school, pre-school, and in situations outside formal teaching contexts such as museums and science centers. The research emanates from questions on communication and language, environment and sustainability, how to evaluate and assess mathematics and science knowledge, how to develop didactic models for teaching, and how the mathematics and science subjects can contribute to students’ possibilities of engagement as citizens in society.

Our research groups in mathematics and science education have extensive international collaboration with researchers in Europe, USA, Africa and Asia on teacher education, didactic modelling and comparative didactics.



MND has an extensive assignment in teacher education. We participate in teacher education for primary and secondary school with particular responsibility for education of secondary school teachers. We also have an overall responsibility for educating mathematics and science teachers for upper secondary school. We collaborate with international universities and offer possibilities for studies within teacher programs to study abroad in specific courses.

MND offers masters programs and doctoral studies in mathematics and science didactics. At present, the department has 90 students engaged in masters studies and 27 doctoral students.


93 employees.

1400 students.

The department provides 139 courses and 6 programs.

21 graduate students


Svend Pedersen Lecture Award

The Svend Pedersen Lecture is awarded annually to a researcher, who has made a major and lasting contribution within the fields of Mathematics Education or Science Education. The award is issued by the Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Stockholm University.

Svend Pedersen Lecture Award - previous winners:

Svend Pedersen Lecture Award - previous winners



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