RUR-ED Spatial Inequalities and Spatial Justice in Education is a research project financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

The project will run from 2016 to 2022.

RUR-ED focuses on education in rural and urban areas. The main rationale for the project is that educational outcomes of students residing in rural areas are lower than for students residing elsewhere, which creates uneven opportunities for individuals depending on where they live.

The aim of RUR-ED is to contribute to ensuring a spatially just education system, based on knowledge about the interconnections between social practices of schools and rural students’ social and cultural resources.

RUR-ED is managed by UiT The Arctic University of Norway, with the following partners:

University of Oulu, Finland

Acadia University, Canada