Some Observations on Higher Education in Sweden

Tomasson, Richard F.
December 1966
Journal of Higher Education;Dec1966, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p493
Academic Journal
The article discusses the system of higher education in Sweden. Swedish higher educational institutions have made no attempt to provide general education and vocational training for those who will enter middles-status occupations such as farming or sales for they are more occupied with research and scholarship as well as training of specialists, scholars, teachers and other professionals. Moreover, Swedish students and the university teachers are organized in a national interest group. The students have the Swedish National Union of Students which protects their general interest and attempts to gain special benefits for them. While the teachers have the Association of University Teachers, a national federation of federal groups which functions as a trade union and a known member of the Swedish Confederation of Professional Institutions.


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