Conflicts, Status Competition, and Different Rationales for Mobility: A Finnish Experience on Some Neglected Issues in International Education

Aaro Ollikainen
1996 Frontiers  
In this paper, I try to open a new area for research by exploring some meanings attached to international educational and scientific cooperation on the departmental level. The article is based on findings from an interview based research project conducted at the University of Turku, Finland. However, I am convinced that the themes introduced are not peculiar to Finnish universities. After all, many structures and properties of universities are globally uniform. They are also subject to some
more » ... subject to some transnational forces, such as the education policies of the European Community and other intergovernmental organizations. The interviewees were either liaison officers of the ECs ERASMUS program in the departments, or persons who were otherwise delegated responsibility for student mobility and international contacts. The quotations presented
doi:10.36366/frontiers.v2i1.27 fatcat:hlo3tab6mzfx3p7dk6rmq7udk4