Malmö University was founded in 1998 and has today about 15 000 students, most of them in professional programmes educated to become teachers, dentists, social workers and engineers. The university is structured to cope with our ever-changing jobs market through a multi-disciplinary approach that crosses traditional school and faculty borders. The Faculty of Education and Society has approximately 7 000 students and is one of the largest institutions for teacher education in Sweden.
Malmö University has both pre-service and in-service teacher education for teacher students and teachers in primary and secondary school. Malmö University is involved in two EU FP7 projects about IBSE, ESTABLISH and SAILS. The main part of the research at the department of Nature, Environment and Society concerns socio-scientific issues (SSI).
MAH works mainly with lower and upper secondary school. Their main task in WP3 and 4 is to develop modules and teacher training about health and SSIBL. MAH also brings in knowledge about informal learning and how science centers can contribute to SSIBL among secondary school students. Another task for this partner is to cover how all students may be involved in the issue.
MAH hosted the third consortium meeting in month 18.