B1 Journal article
University open to everyone? The equalising and unequalising tradition of the Finnish open university education

List of Authors: Haltia Nina
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Nordicom Information
Volume number: 40
Issue number: 1
eISSN: 0349-5949


Open university education in Finland is a
unique opportunity that offers possibilities for everyone, regardless of age or
prior education. Open university education has grown into a substantial form of
activity in higher education institutions. However, its position has been
controversial. The relation of the open university to degree education has
especially been a disputed issue. Based on previous research, this article
describes the open university education system in Finland and discusses the
questions related to its organisation, mission, history and students. The
article concludes with reflections on the future of open university education
and speculates with a possible scenario concerning its position in enhancing
the openness of higher learning in Finland.

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