Heidi Biseth


“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality”

-Desmond Tutu

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"

-Nelson Mandela

Heidi Biseth © 2016



Welcome to my personal website!

My daily work is at University College of Southeast Norway, Faculty of Humanities and Education, as an Associate Professor at the Department of Human Rights, Religion and Social Sciences.

The focus in my academic life is on democracy, human rights, citizenship and multiculturalism in relation to education and teacher education, in low-income as well as high-income countries. On this website you will find more information.


From late June 2016 to late June 2017 I am a Visiting Professor at Hiroshima University. A blog based on my stay in Japan is available here (Norwegian only). I write about my experiences as a foreigner in a culture I'm not familiar with.

I serve as the Vice President of the Nordic Comparative and International Education Society (NOCIES) and as Editors-in-Chief (together with Halla Holmarsdottir) of the newly established Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education (NJCIE).

Contact information

Tel: +47 9599 5313 (mobile - Norway) or +81 7041149423 (mobile - Japan)

E-mail: post@heidibiseth.no

Skype: heidibiseth

Skype for Business/Lync: +47 31008772