Alastair Creelman: Learning Centres for Regional Development in Sweden

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Alastairs presentation in Reykjavik 13. sept 2013

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Alastair Creelman: Learning Centres for Regional Development in Sweden

  1. 1. Learning centres for regional development in Sweden Alastair Creelman Linnaeus University
  2. 2. Population approx. 55,000 Over 60,000 km2 O.9 inhabitants per km2 (Iceland 3 per km2 Belgium 340 per km2) The Federation of Lapland's Municipalities (LKF) Kiruna, Gällivare, Jokkmokk, Pajala
  3. 3. CC BY-SA Some rights reserved by lihis on Flickr
  4. 4. Industries CC BY-SA Some rights reserved by jsandb on FlickrCC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by tomhe on Flickr CC BY-NC Some rights reserved by Juska Wendland on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND Some rights reserved by nate2b on Flickr
  5. 5. Learning centres • Meeting place • Inspiration and encouragement • Support • Guidance • Education broker Photos: CFL Söderhamn
  6. 6. • Nitus - Swedish national network of learning centres • Increase accessibility to education and competence development • Meeting place for study and local business • Quality assurance
  7. 7. Why move to the university when the university can come to you? Photo: CFL Söderhamn
  8. 8. Lappland’s learning centres • Cooperation with three universities in northern Sweden • Degree programmes in mining, tourism, hydro-electric engineering • Higher vocational education
  9. 9. Kiruna CC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by jameslosey on Flickr 10 years ago - unemployment and brain drain Today – more jobs than people
  10. 10. Åre - from winter only to all year resort CC BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by mildrid on Flickr

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