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International education educator

Torsten Husén, Swedish international education educator. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (honorary), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, International Academy Education (president 1986-1993, 96-98), Academy Europaea (Comenius medal 1993), United States National Academy Education.

Background

Husén, Torsten was born on March 1, 1916 in Lund, Sweden. Son of Johan Sackeus and Betty (Prawitz) Husén.

Education

Bachelor, University Lund, 1937. Master of Arts, University Lund, 1938. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, 1944.

Doctor (honorary), University Chicago, 1967. Doctor (honorary), Brunel University, 1974. Doctor (honorary), University Rhode Island, 1975.

Doctor (honorary), University Glasgow, 1974. Doctor (honorary), University Joensuu, 1979. Doctor (honorary), University Amsterdam, 1981.

Doctor (honorary), Ohio State University, 1985.

Career

Psychologist Swedish Army Staff, Stockholm, 1942-1948. Associate professor Stockholm University, 1947-1953, professor, 1953-1956, Stockholm School Education, 1956-1971. Professor international education Stockholm University, 1971-1982, professor emeritus, since 1982.

Expert member Royal Communications on Education, Swedish government, 1954-1965, Prime Minister for Science Advisers, 1962-1969. Consultant United Nations Educational, Organization of European Cooperation and Development, World Bank. Fellow Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1965-1966, 73-74, National Humanities Center, North Carolina, 1978-1979, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, 1984.

Chairman Governor Board International Institute Education Planning, 1970-1980. Visiting professor University Chicago, 1959, University Hawaii, 1968, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 1971, Stanford University, 1981.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (honorary), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, International Academy Education (president 1986-1993, 96-98), Academy Europaea (Comenius medal 1993), United States National Academy Education.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Collecting rare books.

Connections

Married Ingrid Joensson, April 10, 1940 (deceased 1991). Children: Sven Torsten, Mats Olof, Goerel.

father:
Johan Sackeus Husén

mother:
Betty (Prawitz) Husén

spouse:
Ingrid Joensson

children:
Sven Torsten Husén

Mats Olof Husén

Goerel Husén