A Research University for both Academic Excellence and Responsibility for a sustainable future – does the Swedish model work?

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Missions & Responsibilities

Eva Akesson, Uppsala University
Sweden has for a long time been spared from armed conflicts and major disruptive social problems. During the past decades, we have gone from a homogeneous state to an increasingly diverse and diverged country. In an international comparison, Sweden looks in many ways like a very attractive country to live and work in, as recently highlighted in The Economist magazine (2013). Sweden and the Nordic countries (except Iceland) stand out among other E.U. countries with relatively strong growth and sound public finances. …
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