Launched in the academic year of 2020-2021, this is a unique master degree in Nordics in the Global Society, where students attain deep knowledge of the Nordic governance model that reconciliates growth and technological dynamism with equality and social peace.
The Master in Nordics in the Global Society is distinguished by the particular attention it pays to the analysis of the interrelated factors that made the Nordic countries some of the most prosperous, competitive and inclusive in the world nowadays. While traditional programs often point to a single component in their success, this master provides a systemic framework to understanding the interrelated mix of policies that generates a breeding ground for innovation, creative entrepreneurship, and equality in Nordic societies. From the vantage point of Iceland, this master adopts a pluralistic and interdisciplinary approach encompassing Nordic pragmatic strategies for fostering economic growth based on intensive knowledge and climate friendly technologies, cooperative labor markets and leadership cultures, welfare systems aimed at social inclusiveness, and democratic systems which place race and gender equality at the core of most societal issues.
This Master is conducted in English and is specifically designed for professionals, policy makers, public officials and, more in general, people already employed in a full-time job. To the extent that it offers participants online access to classes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and combine them with flexible tutorials, the Master is oriented towards national and international students and professionals who wish to improve their expertise in order to become more competitive in the labor market.