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Higher Education in the High North

Academic Exchanges between Norway and Russia

  • Marit Sundet
  • Per-Anders Forstorp
  • Anders Örtenblad
  • Explores the international cooperation between higher education institutions on international student exchange

  • Offers an analysis of the best practice of education cooperation between Norway and Russia

  • Offers future direction in institutionalizing educational cooperation between the various and different academic societies, cultures and political systems

  • First work to focus solely at higher education in the circumpolar region

Book

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Marit Sundet, Per-Anders Forstorp, Anders Örtenblad
    Pages 1-17
  3. Nations

  4. Networks

  5. Institutions

  6. Students

  7. Marit Sundet, Per-Anders Forstorp, Anders Örtenblad
    Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-285

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on how the Northern futures are transformed through regional cooperation in the Barents eduscape: a study of the social, cultural and political aspects of higher education and the exchanges of learning and people in the Euro-Arctic Barents region, especially between Norway and Russia.

Cultural exchange through higher education involving actors such as students and institutions is an integral part both of the Bologna process and of the policies currently changing higher education. It is also a process of social and cultural change of which we have limited knowledge. Cultural exchange is learned, implemented and performed by the actors who are involved, from the highest political level to the grassroots and the students themselves. Available knowledge of these macro- and micro-processes of cultural exchange is largely fragmented and distinctly framed in national and/or disciplinary (i.e. pedagogical) contexts. In order to understand the transformative potentials of higher education and cultural exchange, this book focuses on the social, cultural and political aspects of the transformations of the futures in the North. 

This book shows that educational cooperation between Norway and Russia is possible, but also that the existing practices are extremely vulnerable to changes seen through micro theoretical perspectives. By developing new theories which bind major theories, international political decisions, methodological procedures and contextual descriptions together, this book is a first step in the direction of institutionalizing educational cooperation between the various and different academic societies, cultures and political systems.

Keywords

Barents eduscape Cultural exchange through higher education Higher education in Norway and Russia Macro- and micro-processes of cultural exchang Academic cultures Internationalization in higher education Educational cooperation Higher educational institutions (HEIs) Bologna process

Editors and affiliations

  • Marit Sundet
    • 1
  • Per-Anders Forstorp
    • 2
  • Anders Örtenblad
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesNord UniversityBodøNorway
  2. 2.Department for Studies of Social Change and CultureLinköping UniversityNorrköpingSweden
  3. 3.Faculty of Social SciencesNord UniversityBodøNorway

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Higher Education in the High North
  • Book Subtitle Academic Exchanges between Norway and Russia
  • Editors Marit Sundet
    Per-Anders Forstorp
    Anders Örtenblad
  • Series Title Higher Education Dynamics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Higher Education Dynamics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56832-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-56831-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86013-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-56832-4
  • Series ISSN 1571-0378
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-1923
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 285
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    International and Comparative Education
    Sociology of Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
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