More students with disabilities should be supported and have the right conditions to study abroad. The Nordic countries have high ambitions for overseas study among students in higher education. At most universities are the targets of more than 20 percent.
The project Equity in student mobility in Nordic higher education was conducted 2015-16, and the results show that students with disabilities take part of the opportunity to study abroad in a very small extent. Only 1 percent of the students who took part in an exchange program had registered the need for support and service. This despite the fact that these students would like to study abroad, and that for various reasons would be particularly useful in studying abroad as qualifications for further studies or professional life. Read the report from the project Equity in student mobility in Nordic higher education
A large percentage of students with disabilities who were interviewed want to study abroad, and at much higher rates than other students want to study in another Nordic country. There are a number of schemes with funding for this particular group of students that are not used.
Nordic Center for Welfare organizes on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Education and Research, and in collaboration with NNDC is a Nordic network coordinator focusing on students with disabilities, a series of seminars in different locations in the Nordic region. The seminars focused on the barriers and solutions to promote greater mobility in the Nordic countries for these students.
Content and structure developed in consultation with nationally based organizations in higher education and disability.
The project object
- Disseminate project results from equity in student mobility in higher education in the Nordic region
- View of successful studies abroad for people with disabilities through inspiring examples from universities. Get moving, we want more people to do it
- Reaching key people who may have crucial role in promoting the mobility of students with disabilities.
- To get more young people with disabilities choose to study in another Nordic country.