The researchers have explored how attitudes and social support affects children and young people's interest in future study and career choices, and the importance of teacher leadership.
The research is an interdisciplinary project between education and business administration at Luleå University of Technology, and funded by LKAB. Despite that more than a year is remaining of the project period, results have already started to be implemented in the school environment.
– The award brings attention to the work that has been done and is still ongoing and it is a confirmation that we are doing valuable research that will benefit society, not only society at large but Norrbotten in particular. It is fantastic and we are very happy, says Anna Öqvist, Senior Lecturer in Education at Luleå University of Technology.
– It is a great honor to receive this prize, says Malin Malmström, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Luleå University of Technology.
The award ceremony was held at Vetenskapens hus in Luleå and the researchers were awarded SEK 20 000.