Finland: Massification, Steering-By-Results and New Divisions of Labour.

Timo Aarrevaara, Seppo Hölttä

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For the academic profession research is the universal focus, and the universal definition for the development of the profession. Academic work is structured and organized around knowledge based disciplines and faculties. Beyond the academic organization every country has created peerless preconditions for academic organizations. In this chapter, we define the preconditions and peculiarities of academic work in Finnish higher education. The chapter presents an overview of the higher education system, the driving forces affecting the academic profession and its role in innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Changing Conditions for Academic Work and Careers in Select Countries
EditorsWilliam Locke, Ulrich Teichler
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherKassel university press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-3-934377-55-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series



  • 517 Political science, Higher Education, Academic Profession, Finland

Field of science

  • Administrative science

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