ERIC Number: ED311815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Research on Higher Education Program: An Appreciation of Eskil Bjorklund. Studies of Higher Education and Research.
Studies of Higher Education and Research, n3 1989
A tribute to Eskil Bjorklund is presented at his retirement as director of Sweden's Research on Higher Education Program at the National Board of Universities and Colleges. Bjorklund's work over the years is best seen in several accomplishments. He completely recast the program's mission and central contribution to public policy and higher education, defining the mission in these terms: "The program should be higher education's research into the foundations of its own activities." He was sensitive to the importance of creating an infrastructure for Sweden's newly expanded research agenda and to the internationalization of higher education. Bjorklund's program has contributed to the internationalization of Swedish higher education by promoting the movement of ideas about universities and higher education across national borders; stimulating the exchange and development of knowledge and theory in the social sciences; and creating opportunities for the movement of researchers and scholars across national boundaries. (SM)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Advancement, Institutional Role, International Cooperation, Mission Statements, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Researchers
Research on Higher Education Program, P.O. Box 45 501, S-104 30, Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden