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Exchange Program

Fellowship: Research in Education and Computational Thinking (REACT)

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science invites young scientists from Danish Universities to apply for a Research Fellowship focused on computational thinking. The scholarship will give you a unique opportunity to acquire insight to the latest research in the field and establish scientific collaboration with leading Labs. You will learn from ongoing teaching programs in elementary, middle and high schools in the USA as well as current debates on how to introduce computational thinking in the core curriculum. The research and learning from practical experiences in California will provide you with an opening to inspire and inform the current Danish debate and developments by bringing in an international perspective.

With this exchange program, we want to develop an international network among researchers and students to learn from and go beyond the current state of the art within Computational Thinking and design. The goal is to position Denmark in the international elite when it comes to preparing future generations for the digital labour market.

Aim of the program

  • Improve young scientists from Danish universities in Computational Thinking research and increase the mobility of Danish students and scholars in the field.
  • Increase the number of publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature authored by Danish students with co-authors from Denmark and the USA.
  • Foster lasting international collaborations in the key program areas that are able to successfully obtain competitive research funding.
  • Increase the number of students entering the field of Computation Thinking careers in Denmark – both at Universities and University Colleges.

American partners 

  • Professor Dor Abrahamson's research group Embodied Design Research Laboratory (EDRL) at UC Berkeley (Read more).
  • Professor Don Norman's research group The Design Lab at UC San Diego (Read more).

Danish partners

  • Aarhus University, IT University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, Aalborg University, Copenhagen University, University of Southern Denmark, Roskilde University and It-vest. See the committee here.

The programme offers an opportunity to

  • Work on a research project and participate in an elite research group.
  • Become an expert in computational thinking.
  • Gain international experience and build networks to well-known and recognised researchers in computational thinking in the US.
  • Gain insight into the structure and workings of the American educational system. 

During your stay you will have a mentor/host at your university. The length of the stay is approximately 6 months but you can apply for shorter and longer stays.

 

Apply for REACT fellowship

Read more and apply for the REACT fellowship here.

Applications for the fellowship can be submitted at any time. We review the applications on an ongoing basis, and we look forward to hearing from you.

The programme is managed by Center for Computational Thinking & Design, Aarhus University and Innovation Centre Denmark, Silicon Valley.

Contact

Marie-Louise Wagner

Research Assistant School of Communication and Culture - Information Science