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.
|Title of host publication||Professionalism, Managerialism and Reform in Higher Education and the Health Services. The European Welfare State and the Rise of the Knowledge Society|
|Subtitle of host publication||The European Welfare State and the Rise of the Knowledge Society|
|Editors||Teresa Carvalho, Rui Santiago|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|MoEC publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|
|Series||Issues in Higher Education|