NU2012: Learning without limits

Sweden's largest forum for the development of higher education.

A warm welcome to everyone who is interested in teaching and learning in higher education and university-level pedagogical research and development. The conference will be held on 17-19 October 2012 at Clarion Hotel Post in central Gothenburg.

Learning without limits

NU2012 is the conference where we discuss topical, critical and forward-looking issues – especially for teachers interested in university education, researchers, students and other interested parties.

In the era of open, international and increasingly ICT-based knowledge and educational environments we are challenged by questions about the borderless learning. How do we create sustainable higher education system? Is it possible to share resources and interact to a greater extent in higher education? How do we ensure that students can change their own learning environments in order to improve learning? How do we meet new demands for knowledge and competence requirements? What we traditionally tied up our programs and courses around – a college campus, teachers, literature, procedures, examinations, professions – is under transformation. In what ways should educational development and quality assurance support this development?


The conference has eight tracks:

1. Learning for sustainable development – green, limitless, free?

2. Design of environments for learning

3. Global education

4. Supervision – with focus on the learner

5. Creative and artistic skills

6. Knowledge and science – in teaching and learning in higher education

7. Professions and skills – what sets the limits?

8. Core values and quality development in academia – in a successful unification?

Call for abstracts

You can no longer submit abstracts to the NU2012 conference.

Presentation types

There are several ways to present a contribution: presentation, round table discussion, workshop and poster session.


The host of the conference is The Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF).


The conference is organized by the University of Gothenburg in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology, the Universities of Borås, Halmstad, Jönköping, Skövde and Karlstad and University West.

More information

For further details, please, contact Bengt Petersson, The PIL Unit, University of Gothenburg.

Phone: +46 (0)31-786 2129, +46 (0)705-43 43 85

Send e-mail to Bengt Petersson


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This page was updated on
30 October 2012