National steering and profiling of academic research in Finland and Sweden

Turo Virtanen, Charlotte Silander, Maria Pietilä

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The purpose of the chapter is to compare the governmental steering of research in Finland and Sweden. In both countries, policies emphasise the relevance and excellence of academic research. Examples include Finland’s establishment of SHOKs and Swedish initiative of having strategic research areas. However, the countries differ in their use of centralised and decentralised policy instruments. The Finnish authorities have been more active in profiling the research of individual universities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher Education and Research in Academe : Who should pay?
EditorsTimo Aarrevaara, Elisabeth Berg
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationLuleå
PublisherLuleå tekniska universitet
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-91-7439-974-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-7439-975-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventNordic Conference on Higher Education and Research - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 9 Oct 201210 Oct 2012

Bibliographical note

Theme: "Academic Work in a Recession – WHO Should Pay”.

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science

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