The role of higher education in the process of integration and introduction of refugees in small municipalities in rural areas in Scandinavia
PublisherGlobal University Network for Innovation (GUNI)
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In this paper I will present a project carried out by Kirsti Kuusela, University of Karlstad, Sweden and Sigrun Sand, Hedmark University College, Norway in 2003 – 2006. The project was funded by the Interreg IIIA Sweden-Norway-program and focused on integration and the introduction of refugees in small municipalities in rural areas in Scandinavia. The paper is about how the project was undertaken, and represents an example of cooperation between higher education institutions and surrounding society with a focus upon the after-effects of migration and globalisation. The paper also provides an overview of research concerning how the work is done in a number of municipalities when it comes to the introduction and integration of refugees. The research will contribute to higher qualifications in higher education about the multicultural situation and the relation between majority and language and cultural minorities in small places in rural areas in Scandinavia.
CitationGlobal University Network for Innovation (GUNI)