The Finnish Academic Profession in Health-Related Sciences and Social Services

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The societal interest in higher education in the welfare context is strong in the Nordic countries. In Finland, HE is predominantly publicly funded, which imposes high expectationson policies and practices of modernisation. HE is expected to facilitate the building of a stronger economy, efficiency in education and research processes, and change in society through research and education. It is expected to improve the well-being of citizens. Universities are also expected to bring changes to employment in a way that will improve the culture, innovation and growth of society. However, research is also required to meet society’s high expectations of grand challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfessionalism, Managerialism and Reform in Higher Education and the Health Services. The European Welfare State and the Rise of the Knowledge Society
Subtitle of host publicationThe European Welfare State and the Rise of the Knowledge Society
EditorsTeresa Carvalho, Rui Santiago
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-48699-8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesIssues in Higher Education

Field of science

  • Administrative science

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