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University College Copenhagen

University College Copenhagen offers 21 bachelor’s degree programs, academy profession degree programs, postgraduate studies and conducts applied research and development activities in welfare-sector subjects such as pedagogy, health, rehabilitation, welfare technology, management, teaching and social work. The University also educates nurses, physiotherapists, psychomotor therapists, sign language interpreters and textile and handicraft designers. University College has approximately 20.000 students and 2000 staff. 

University College Copenhagen has campuses in Copenhagen, North Zealand, Aarhus and Bornholm. University College Copenhagen organizes an extensive number of students, staff and teacher exchange programs, both for study periods and work placements. International, professional, and academic networking is at the heart of their endeavors to enhance the quality of our study programs, professional development activities and research. Besides student and staff mobility, University College Copenhagen is engaged in research and development with a wide range of partnered international educational institutions.

The department of social education includes the education centers on gender, sexuality, and plurality. Furthermore, inclusive education is a large part of the teacher education curriculum, and in that sense, several of the departments at the University College Copenhagen work towards equality among school children and work towards professionalizing teachers and social educators regarding social, ethnic and gender equality.
Tekla Canger, representing UCC in the GATE-project, holds a PhD in education, and has worked extensively with questions of gender, intercultural practices and in- and exclusion. 

She has been associate professor at the teacher education since 2005 and has been the project leader on several research- and development projects, including projects on keeping newly educated teachers in their new positions at school, projects on teacher students with ethnic minority background, and projects on navigating in the culturally diverse teacher education. 

Tekla Canger is the author of several books including books on gender-conscious pedagogy and practices. Field of research involves how professionals work with marginalized youth, how social community contributes to inclusion in school and how gendered practices produces certain positions for children in school.