The Nordic model of higher education

Authored by: Ari Antikainen

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138778122
eBook ISBN: 9781315772233
Adobe ISBN: 9781317677789


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Partly based on their long cultural and social history, and partly on their solutions to the social crises and conflicts of the 1900s, the Nordic countries have developed a social model of their own, known as the Nordic model of the welfare state. Education is part of the welfare state, but it is also a relatively independent institution.

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