Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany

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Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany

  1. 1. Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany By Juliane Barten and Marcel Gerds Alnarp, 2007-05-30
  2. 2. Table Of Contents 1) Sweden 1.1) Overview: Education In Sweden 1.2) University & University College 1.3) SLU 1.4) Degrees 2) Germany 2.1) Overview: Education In Germany 2.2) University Of Applied Sciences 2.3) University 2.4) Consequences Of The Bologna Process 2.5) Doctor’s Degrees 3) Comparison 1/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  3. 3. Overview: Education in Sweden source: www.skolverket.se 2/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  4. 4. University & University College <ul><li>formal difference: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities have right to award Licentiate and PhD degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>government can decide whether university colleges should be permitted to confer doctoral or licentiate degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some colleges have right in specific fields of study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>both have right to award lower level degrees </li></ul><ul><li>degrees conferred by university college are equivalent to degrees awarded by university </li></ul>3/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  5. 5. S veriges L antbruks U niversitet <ul><li>higher education and research in land-based industries (agriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscape planning, veterinary medicine, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>comes under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>all other universities come under the Ministry of Education and Science </li></ul><ul><li>in order to provide highly-qualified staff and knowledge that is needed for continued and sustainable development higher education and research in this area are financed by government grants </li></ul>4/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  6. 6. Degrees <ul><li>First level: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;högskoleexamen“ after two years of study (120 ECTS) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;kandidatexamen&quot;, or bachelor's degree, achievable after three years (180 ECTS) </li></ul><ul><li>Second level: </li></ul><ul><li>degree of master (one year) is limited to one-year study programmes only (60 ECTS) </li></ul><ul><li>two-year master’s degree - degree of master (two years) (120 ECTS) </li></ul><ul><li>Third level: </li></ul><ul><li>- students are eligible for a licentiate degree, &quot;licentiatexamen&quot;, after two years of research (120 ECTS), and a doctorate, &quot;doktorsexamen&quot;, after four years of research (240 ECTS) </li></ul>5/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  7. 7. Education In Germany 6/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  8. 8. Fachhochschulen (Universities Of Applied Sciences) <ul><li>provide highly practice-related training for occupations which require the application of scientific knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>teaching and research focus is on the practical application of science </li></ul><ul><li>specialized in certain topical areas which are relevant in practice  e.g. agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>without postgraduate doctoral programs </li></ul><ul><li>11 universities of applied sciences for agricultural education in Germany </li></ul>7/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  9. 9. Universities <ul><li>traditional type of higher education institution in Germany </li></ul><ul><li>provide courses for a broad range of study subjects </li></ul><ul><li>combine teaching and research and have the right to award doctor’s degrees </li></ul><ul><li>focus on scientific studies </li></ul><ul><li>10 universities for agricultural education in Germany </li></ul>8/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  10. 10. Consequences Of The Bologna Process <ul><li>diploma  bachelor/master </li></ul><ul><li>universities and universities of applied sciences will become more and more equal </li></ul><ul><li>universities and universities of applied sciences will differentiate on new areas </li></ul>9/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  11. 11. Doctor’s Degrees <ul><li>conferral of a doctorate: only at universities </li></ul><ul><li>universities of applied sciences cooperate with universities regarding conferral of a doctorate </li></ul><ul><li>alumni of Universities of applied sciences can start a doctorate study at a university after achieving the master grade </li></ul>10/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  12. 12. 11/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany Comparison <ul><li>many similarities due to the Bologna Process </li></ul><ul><li>university college equals university of applied sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden: one, big university </li></ul><ul><li>Germany: many, different universities and universities of applied sciences </li></ul> good conditions for exchange programs
  13. 13. University Of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg 12/12 Agricultural Academic Education In Sweden And Germany
  14. 14. Thank you for your attention!

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