UpCERG conducts research in Computing and Engineering Education, with a focus on student understanding and support for innovative curriculum development. UpCERG research areas include Globalisation and Culture, Student Conceptions and Ways of Understanding Computing, Learning Professional Skills, and Technology Supported Education.
Our research is driven by a desire to contribute to the body of Scholarship of Learning and Teaching that informs educational practice. The aim is to explore and develop undergraduate and graduate education in computing, and related fields, through the use of rigorous research methods. Research foci are chosen with a view to their potential impact on computing and engineering education.
The group coordinates a PhD programme in computing education, directs the CeTUSS center for development of student and socially relevant engineering education. Moreover, group members chair the IEEE Nordic Education Chapter and the IEEE Frontiers in Education Steering Committee. Other indicators of the status of the group are its involvement as major partner in two Nordic Council funded intiatives, the Nordic Network for Engineering Education Research and Nordic Engineering Education Research Master programme.