Interested in themes related to mergers in the Nordic countries?
University of Helsinki is holding an open seminar on “Higher education and research in the Nordic academy – a beter future through mergers?”. The seminar will also be broadcasted online. There seminar includes two presentations and a panel discussion.
The event takes place Friday 31.10.14 at 10:30-12:00 Finnish time (09:30-11:00 CET).
Dr. Romulo Pinheiro (Agder University, Norway): The last decade alone has seen considerable change in Norwegian higher education. Dr. Pinheiros’ presentation takes stock of the most important developments in the last decade, culminating with the October 2014 government announcement of a long-term strategy for higher education and research, with possible consequences on a number of fronts.
Dr. Lars Geschwind (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Sweden): Presentation takes a closer look at the recent years’ policy development and examples of responses by Swedish higher education institutions.
After the presentations Dr. Leena Treuthardt (UNIFI), Dr. Marja Sutela(TAMK) and other speakers will join a panel discussion on Nordic higher education reforms and voluntary mergers. The event is part of a Network of Nordic Higher Education activity.
Please note that the event also marks the launching of the book “Higher Education and Research in Academe – Who should pay?”, edited by Prof. Timo Aarrevaara (University of Helsinki) and Prof Elisabeth Berg (Luleå Tekniska Universitet).