Stephanie Bengtsson is a Research Scholar with the World Population (POP) program at IIASA, where she is working on education issues, socio-economic progress and human wellbeing. She holds a Doctorate in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MPhil in Inclusive Education from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in English Literature from Harvard.

Dr Bengtsson specializes in international development, inclusive education policy, programming, and planning, teacher training and capacity building, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Education for All (EFA) agenda. Her scholarly work and her work with a range of international partners (including UNICEF, INEE, NGOs, academic institutions, etc.) has centered around the notion of education as a life-saving and life-sustaining right, and ensuring that the most vulnerable have the opportunity to access and participate in quality education.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Educational Development
  • Education in Emergencies and Refugee Education
  • Teachers and Capacity Building
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Policy and Discourse Analysis

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: IIASA
E-Mail: bengtsso(at)iiasa.ac.at
Phone: +43 2236 807 303

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

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