What is ULF?

ULF (Utveckling/Development, Lärande/Learning and Forskning/Research) is a national pilot project (2017-2021) which aims to develop and test sustainable, long-term collaboration models between higher education institutions and schools in terms of research, school activities, and teacher education. The idea is that these collaboration models will promote research-informed teaching and inquiry-oriented school development, and strengthen links between educational research and practice in schools. An important part of this is enabling professional groups within schools, not just researchers within academia, to initiate research that is relevant to schools.

Four universities – University of Gothenburg (GU), Karlstad University, Umeå University, and Uppsala University – have the main responsibility for this project, and each carries out the work in a node. The University of Borås is part of the GU node. For information about the GU node, see: https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/collaborate-with-us/the-ulf-agreement

ULF at the University of Borås

The University of Borås has begun collaborations with schools in the Svenljunga municipality. The University also hopes to begin working very soon with upper secondary schools in the Borås municipality to examine issues related to school attendance.

Important links

ULF’s national website

The University of Gothenburg node https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/collaborate-with-us/the-ulf-agreement

Latest news about ULF (only in Swedish)


Per Nordén, project coordinator