“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


Welcome to my personal website!


My daily work is at the University of South-Eastern Norway, Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Sciences, as a Professor at the Department of Culture, Religion and Social Studies.


The focus in my academic life is comparative/international perspectives 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.


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

I tillegg er jeg engasjert i styret for Nasjonalt nettverk for samfunnsfaga i lærer-, lektor- og barnehagelærerutdanningene.


Contact information

Tel: +47 9599 5313 (mobile - Norway)

E-mail: post@heidibiseth.no

Skype: heidibiseth

Skype for Business: +47 31008772



Tre artikler publisert fra prosjektet Demokrati i hverdagen / three newly published journal articles from the Norwegian part of the Global Doing Democracy Research Project: Wistrøm & Madsen (2018), Eriksen (2018), Biseth & Lyden (2018).

Latest publications:

Biseth, H., Madsen, J. and Christensen, I. R. (2018). Student Teachers Promoting Democracy Using Social Media in Teaching. Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Eduation, 2(4), 37-52. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7577/njcie.2796

Sevincer, V., Biseth, H., and Waagan, R. (2018). Faktuell: Youths as journalists in online newspapers and magazines in Norway. In Y. Andersson, U. Dahlquist and J. Ohlsson (Eds.), Youth and news in a digital media environment - Nordic-Baltic perspectives, pp. 11-19. Göteborg: Nordicom

Biseth, H. and Lyden, S. C. (2018). Norwegian Teacher Educators' Attentiveness to Democracy and Their Practices. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 17(2), 26-42. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.17.7.2.

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