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Háskólabóla: Um námsframboð og vinsældir náms í góðæri [University Bubble. On the supply and popularity of educational programmes in an era of prosperity.

Háskólabóla: Um námsframboð og vinsældir náms í góðæri [University Bubble. On the supply and popularity of educational programmes in an era of prosperity.

Sigthorsson, Gauti (2011) Háskólabóla: Um námsframboð og vinsældir náms í góðæri [University Bubble. On the supply and popularity of educational programmes in an era of prosperity. Ritið: Tímarit Hugvísindastofnunar Háskóla Íslands, 11 (1). pp. 65-75. ISSN 1670-0139

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Abstract

This article poses the question whether the changes in the Icelandic economy and job market from the 1990s until the crash of 2008 stimulated a certain form of expansion in Icelandic higher education that mimicked the logic of the economic bubble that the country experienced in the first decade of the 21st century. This raises the question of how fit Icelandic higher education is for an economy and job market reshaped by the crash. In particular, entrepreneurship has featured prominently, alongside information and communication technologies. In 2008, Icelandic graduates from tertiary education (ISCED 5 and 6) clustered in the social sciences, business and law, along with education. This clustering persists in more recent figures on student registrations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iceland, higher education, crash of 2008, entrepreneurship, public good, private investment, education policy, business, employability, social science, law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6881

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