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”Learning about or learning for work? Beyond career management skills”

Professor Ronald Sultana, University of Malta.

Time: October 19th 13.45-14.30

Ronald G. Sultana studied career guidance at the University of Reading (UK), and researched career education and transition-to-work issues at the Universities of Waikato (New Zealand), and Stanford (USA), where he was a Fulbright Fellow. He is professor of sociology and comparative education at the University of Malta, where he directs the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research. Professor Sultana is a Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education & Counselling (NICEC-UK).


”The wheel of (mis)fortune. Transitions and youth training in an era of multiple crises”

Professor Kristiina Brunila, University of Helsinki. 

Time: October 20th 09.00-09.45

Kristiina Brunila is a professor (tenure track) of social justice and equality in education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She leads the AGORA for the study of social justice and equality –research centre and is a founding member of the Nordic Centre of Excellence: Justice through Education in the Nordic Countries. With her research group she provides new openings, theorisations and critical analysis of sociology and politics of education as well as cultural and feminist studies.


”Cultural Infusions and Shifting Sands: How Indigenous and Immigrant Youth Make Career Decisions”

Professor William Borgen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Time: October 20th 13.00-13.45

Dr. Borgen has conducted research and has developed programs regarding life transitions and career development for several years. His work has been translated and adapted for use in Bhutan, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, and Sweden. In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Umeå in Sweden for his leadership in the development of counsellor education in Sweden. Dr. Borgen was the President of the International Association for Counselling from 1998 – 2006. He is currently a member of the Executive Council of IAC and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance. In 2011 he received the Stu Conger Award for leadership in career development in Canada.

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