Nordic webinar: How are you? Insta-happy or truly happy? - Student well-being in the Nordic countries

Date: December 3, 2020, 14.00 - 17.00

Venue: Online

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The Nordic model for higher education seems perfect: Studying is free of charge. All students receive public financial support. Equality and respect between students, teachers and management is the ruling culture. But is everything really just wonderful? Have we created the ideal system for higher education that helps students find out who they are and what they want to do – or does the system unintendedly push students to work too hard to become “perfect” versions of themselves? That is the question!

Some students know who they are and work to achieve their goals. However, other students struggle to find purpose and determination and walk in a direction, which is not their own. At best this simply results in wasted efforts, at worst it causes stress, depression and the feeling of failure. It is time to ask the students: How are you? What are you doing? Why? 

The webinar will feature political thoughts on student well-being from the Nordic ministers of higher education, offer thought-provoking presentations from leading international academics on well-being, mental health and happiness and facilitate inspirational Q&A sessions with Nordic students.

The webinar is relevant for all students, lecturers, study leaders, study counselors, study administrators, pedagogical-didactic consultants and institutional leaders in higher education. Participants are invited from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.

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