Joint Degrees and the Nordic Countries

Nordic Master Programme - Legal and administrative obstacles

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According to the strategy for Nordic co-operation in education and research the Nordic countries should remove obstacles for free movement for students and researchers in the Nordic region. One goal with this report has been to identify obstacles for organizing joint programmes on master level. The Nordic Council of Ministers has until now financed, in co-operation with universities, 23 Nordic Master Programmes. Minimum of three higher education institutions develop joint programmes, that will attract both Nordic and non-Nordic students. The report gives an overview of the legislation in relation to joint degrees in the Nordic countries. It also has recommendations for the Nordic Master Programme and offers separate thematic documents like a template for a joint diploma. The report will hopefully serve as practical guide book for those in the process of planning or building up joint master programmes. Hopefully, the report also makes a contribution to developing other international joint programmes.



Suggested Guidelines for the initiation and development of a Nordic Master Programme – 28.10.2014

These guidelines focus on the development of a joint programme of study and what the Ad hoc group recommends should be discussed in order to prepare cooperation agreements. These guidelines are made in order to present a practical example how the partners could cooperate. During the development period, from the initial discussions on cooperation until a written agreement of further development, management and running a programme is signed by all the cooperating institutions, the parties should agree on the following documents


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