Nordic Fields of Higher Education in International Comparison

Conference
12-13 April 2018
  • Photo: barnyz, Lund, the university library building (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Photo: barnyz, Lund, the university library building (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 Nordic Fields of Higher Education in International Comparison 

International Conference

Organizers
Professor Ivar Bleikeli (University of Bergen),  Professor Mikael Börjesson (University of Uppsala)  
Forsker Agnete Vabø (Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education),
Professor Agnes van Zanten (Sciences Po, OSC-LIEPP)


Higher education has been seen as one of the pillars of the welfare systems of the Nordic countries. Changes during the last three decades appear to have transformed the higher education systems in the Nordic countries into more diverse and complex national and international higher education landscapes.

What do these changes mean for the Nordic welfare state model of higher education? The conference Nordic Fields of Higher Education in International Comparison deals with this questions on basis of recent research focusing on organisational aspects and student recruitment patterns, as well as the interplay between the two. Recruitment patterns offer a key to understanding the effects of restructuring in national systems of higher education, as changes in such patterns over time provide us with indicators of changing valorisations of higher education programs, fields and types of study, and institutions. Analysing recruitment patterns also makes it possible to evaluate the function of higher education in relation to the welfare state, evidencing the role it plays in democratic goals related to equity.

Results from the Nordic countries will be related to recent trends in France and other European countries. The conference contains eight thematic sessions and four keynotes.

Venue: 98, rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris
Registration: now closed.

Contact: bernard.corminboeuf(at)sciencespo.fr