Learning centres for regionaldevelopment in SwedenAlastair CreelmanLinnaeus University(standing in for Karin Berkö,Östersu...
Population approx. 55,000Over 60,000 km2O.9 inhabitants per km2(Iceland 3 per km2Belgium 340 per km2)The Federation of Lap...
CC BY-SA Some rights reserved by lihis on Flickr
CC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by Aroha Pounamu on Flickr
IndustriesCC BY-SA Some rights reserved by jsandb on FlickrCC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by tomhe on FlickrCC BY-NC Som...
Learning centres• Meeting place• Inspiration andencouragement• Support• Guidance• Education brokerPhotos: CFL Söderhamn
• Nitus - Swedish national network of learningcentres• Increase accessibility to education andcompetence development• Meet...
Why move to the university when theuniversity can come to you?Photo: CFL Söderhamn
Lappland’slearning centres• Cooperation with three universities innorthern Sweden• Degree programmes in mining,tourism, hy...
KirunaCC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by jameslosey on Flickr10 years ago - unemployment and brain drainToday – more jobs...
Åre- from winter only to all year resortCC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by mildrid on Flickr
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Learning Centres for regional development in Sweden

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A presentation by Alastair Creelman and Karin Berkö
held on EDEN conference in Oslo 12-15 june 2013 on how Learning Centres acan support distance learning and thus support rural development.
This presentation is part of the DISTANS networks project on "How Education can Support Rural Development": http://distans.wetpaint.com/page/Does+Education+support+rural+development%3F

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Learning Centres for regional development in Sweden

  1. 1. Learning centres for regionaldevelopment in SwedenAlastair CreelmanLinnaeus University(standing in for Karin Berkö,Östersund Learning Centre)
  2. 2. Population approx. 55,000Over 60,000 km2O.9 inhabitants per km2(Iceland 3 per km2Belgium 340 per km2)The Federation of Laplands Municipalities (LKF)Kiruna, Gällivare, Jokkmokk, Pajala
  3. 3. CC BY-SA Some rights reserved by lihis on Flickr
  4. 4. CC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by Aroha Pounamu on Flickr
  5. 5. IndustriesCC BY-SA Some rights reserved by jsandb on FlickrCC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by tomhe on FlickrCC BY-NC Some rights reserved by Juska Wendland on FlickrCC BY-NC-ND Some rights reserved by nate2b on Flickr
  6. 6. Learning centres• Meeting place• Inspiration andencouragement• Support• Guidance• Education brokerPhotos: CFL Söderhamn
  7. 7. • Nitus - Swedish national network of learningcentres• Increase accessibility to education andcompetence development• Meeting place for study and local business• Quality assurance
  8. 8. Why move to the university when theuniversity can come to you?Photo: CFL Söderhamn
  9. 9. Lappland’slearning centres• Cooperation with three universities innorthern Sweden• Degree programmes in mining,tourism, hydro-electric engineering• Higher vocational education
  10. 10. KirunaCC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by jameslosey on Flickr10 years ago - unemployment and brain drainToday – more jobs than people
  11. 11. Åre- from winter only to all year resortCC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by mildrid on Flickr
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