Bauters has been involved and executed research, planned and guided co-design, participatory, and design thinking processes in multiple EU- and national projects, on learning and technology-enhanced learning. Bauters has been lecturing in over 30 different courses on design, design methods, semiotics, and project communication. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki 2007, discussing Charles Peirce’s thoughts on interpretation. She has directed PhDs, over 100 bachelor’s thesis, and acted as an opponent to Ph.D. on teachers learning in Socio-Technical System. Merja has been executing research and lecturing in various universities, University of Helsinki, AALTO University, Finland, Hamban Bin Mohammed E-University (HBMeU), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.
Most interesting projects are Learning Layers (FP7 IST), Erasmus+ project, DesignIT, Illumin