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IMPDET (International Multidisciplinary PhD Studies in Educational Technology) provides a possibility to study doctoral studies online. The main research interests of IMPDET studies are:

  • digital learning environments
  • learning analytics, AI in education, and educational data mining
  • VR/AR technologies in education
  • design research in educational technology
  • computing education
  • computational thinking
  • interactive technologies
  • ICT for development

IMPDET is run by the Technologies for Learning and Development research group at the School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland (UEF). In IMPDET, the doctoral degree can be studied either in computer science (Faculty of Science and Forestry) or in education (Philosophical Faculty). The students in computer science are admitted to the UEF’s SCITECO doctoral programme, while students in education are admitted to the UEF’s Doctoral Programme in Educational Studies.


While doctoral studies in IMPDET can be completed online, the IMPDET doctoral students are highly encouraged to visit the campuses of UEF in order to receive intensive supervision, complete course work, and work in collaboration with peers, senior researchers, and faculty members connected to the IMPDET studies.