Kilin Y. Public Opinion in Finland on the Reform of the Finnish Higher School // Studia Humanitatis Borealis. 2017. Vol. 1. № 1. P. 43‒50.

Issue № 1


Public Opinion in Finland on the Reform of the Finnish Higher School

Doctor of Historical Sciences,
Head of the Department of World History, Political Science and International Relations,
Petrozavodsk State University, Institute of History, Political and Social Sciences,
Petrozavodsk, Russia,
Ключевые слова:
Finnish higher education reform
public opinion
Аннотация: The article examines the reform of Finland's higher school, started in 2010, when a new law on higher education was adopted, and not completed up-to-date. Public opinion, with the exception of the leadership of universities and state officials, evaluates the results of the reform mainly negatively. In the polls, a deficit of university democracy, an intensified bureaucracy, a gradual loss of the prestige of the university system in society, a reduction in budgetary funding, and continuing massive staff reductions are mainly mentioned to characterize the reform. The effectiveness of the new system has no objective evidence, and the relatively high level of Finnish higher education and university-based scientific research on a global scale can be attributed to the accumulated competence capital in the past.

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