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About Dr Ursula Schwantner

Mag. Phil (EdSci), Dr. Phil (EdSci) Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg

Dr Ursula Schwantner is a Senior Research Fellow at ACER. Ursula is an experienced educational researcher, specialising in large-scale assessment. Prior to joining ACER in 2014, she was the National Project Manager for OECD/PISA in Austria, where she was responsible for all phases of the project at the national level. As part of her involvement in the work program of ACER’s Centre for Global Education Monitoring (ACER-GEM), Ursula is developing and facilitating capacity-building activities and support for large-scale assessment programs and networks, such as the Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP) and the People’s Action for Learning (PAL) Network. Ursula is a major contributor in ACER’s technical partnership with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics in support of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML), in developing tools, methods and processes for reporting against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in education (SDG 4) and to strengthen countries’ capacity to monitor learning.


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