Friday, March 6, 2009

Iceland looks to its universities to weather crisis

My article on how Iceland's universities are weathering that country's financial meltdown is in the week's Chronicle of Higher Education.

Iceland sees its higher education system -- which is essentially free for its citizens -- as an essential part of its response to the crisis. "We want the higher-education sector to be able to provide alternatives to people who have lost their jobs and to use it to increase their skills while they are looking for a job," one top official says.
(The piece is available online, but non-subscribers may be prompted to purchase a $10 web pass.)

To read other dispatches from my recent trip to Iceland, click the "iceland" tag at the bottom of this post.

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