THE EDUCATIONAL SITUATION IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES

UTBILDNINGSSITUATIONEN I NORDEN

The field of activity of the subcommittee appointed by the Nordic Association of Road Engineers comprises: the goals of, and the need for, education in the road and traffic sector; the requirements, strategy and organisation of education. Work has initially concentrated on analysing the existing educational situation. A comparison of educational systems in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden shows that there are considerable similarities but also some differences. In Denmark and Sweden changes have been introduced in engineering education. In Denmark, the number of educational institutions will be reduced from 12 to 5 to enhance flexibility in education by greater coordination. In Sweden, the present 4 year technician engineers is changed to 5 years, with the last 2 at a technical university. Similar plans exist in Norway and Sweden to extend the training of engineering technicians in order to broaden the theoretical base. Changes are also made in Finland to keep abreast of educational requirements. There are four main levels: engineers with masters degree/diploma, technician engineers, engineering technicians and persons with vocational qualifications. Owing to the decline in the number of young people, difficulties may soon arise in recruiting students into technology in general and road engineering in particular.

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    NORDISKA VAEGTEKNISKA FOERBUNDET

    BORLAENGE,   Sweden  S-781 87
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4P+A p.
  • Serial:
    • NVF RAPPORT
    • Issue Number: 21
    • Publisher: NORDISKA VAEGTEKNISKA FOERBUNDET
    • ISSN: 0347-2485

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM