Campus Norrköping. En studie i universitetspolitik
2005 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
During the 19th and the first half of the 20th century Norrköping was one of the most important and dynamic industrial cities in Sweden. But from the late 1950s to the early 1970s almost all of the textile industries in the city was shut down. During the following decades the unemployment rate was very high, a lot of young people left the city and the economy stagnated. But at the same time the university in the nearby city of Linköping was established and without doubt that was one of the causes behind a totally different development. The population grow, young people moved in and the last decades of the century was a time of prosperity. Among the local politicians it was thought of as a fact that higher education and research was the main instrument for economic, social and cultural development. And the city council of Norrköping used every opportunity to remind Linköping university about an agreement from the 1960s about the localization of some university courses to the other middle-sized town in the region. As a result Campus Norrköping was establised as an integreted part of Linköping university. The decision was made in 1995 and two years later the students invaded the old industrial buildings, which in the meantime had been rebuilt and adjusted for this new kind of workers. And the university head master proudly declared that Norrköping in the year of 2010 would have at least 10 000 students among its inhabitants. In this study the complicated process which lead to the establisment of Campus Norrköping is analyzed in its relation to the political debate about the conditions for economic, social and cultural development in a post-industrial society.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norrköping: Centrum för kommunstrategiska studier , 2005. , 145 p.
Norrköping, Sweden, higher education, economicdevelopment.
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24504Local ID: 6630ISBN: 91-85295-79-5ISBN: 978-9-1852-9579-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-24504DiVA: diva2:244825