• PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A)



  • Yliopistonkatu 3

    00014 Helsingin yliopisto



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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki (Finland). He is Director of the TENSION research group (diversities and interculturality in education) and Vice-Director of the SEDUCE doctoral school at Helsinki (Society, culture and education). Dervin also holds several professorships in Australia, Canada, China, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Sweden. Prof. Dervin specializes in intercultural education, the sociology of multiculturalism and student and academic mobility. He has widely published in international journals on identity, the 'intercultural' and mobility/migration (over 100 articles and 50 books). Dervin is one of the most influential scholars and critical voices on intercultural communication education in Europe.

External positions

Chair Professor, Renmin Univ China, Renmin University of China

Sep 2016 → …

Guest Professor, Karlstad University

Feb 2016 → …

Adjunct Professor, University of Southern Queensland

Nov 2015 → …

Distinguished Professor, Baoji University of Arts & Sciences

May 2014 → …

Associate Professor, Taylor's university

May 2012 → …

Associate Professor, Université de Montréal

2012 → …

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • multicultural / intercultural education / teacher identity, hybrid student identity
  • Teacher education
  • higher education
  • internationalization of education
  • 6121 Languages
  • Applied linguistics, discourse studies, pragmatics
  • 5141 Sociology
  • multiculturalism
  • migration
  • mobility
  • identity

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.