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Higher Education Dynamics

A History of Finnish Higher Education from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century

Authors: Välimaa, Jussi

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  • Is the first comprehensive book on the history of Finnish higher education
  • Advances understanding of the Finnish ‘education miracle’
  • Critically examines students, professors and universities as organisations
  • Describes how Finnish universities have developed into multi-layered organisations
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  • Due: September 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20808-0
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This book unravels the origins, continuities, and discontinuities of Finnish higher education as part of European higher education from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. It describes the emergence of universities in the Middle Ages and the Finnish student, and  moves on to the Reformation and the end of Swedish rule. It then discusses the founding of the Royal Academy of Turku, its professors and governing bodies, its role as a community, student numbers, the research and controversies. Travelling through the age of autonomy, the first decades of independence and the Second World War, the book examines the expansion of higher education, the development of the system, and the establishment of polytechnics. It concludes by analysing the multiple institutional and organisational layers of Finnish higher education. Altogether, the book offers an historical study that shows how and why education and higher education have been important in the process of making the Finnish nation and nation state.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • Due: September 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20808-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: September 11, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20807-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A History of Finnish Higher Education from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century
Authors
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
52
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20808-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20808-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20807-3
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 325
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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