Uppsala best on classical studies

06.03.2002
The Swedich National Agency for Higher Education has published a report on eleven education programmes for classical languages (including research training) at the universities of Gothemburg, Lund, Stockholm and Uppsala, in which Uppsala obtains the best results.
The Swedich National Agency for Higher Education has published a report on eleven education programmes for classical languages (including research training) at the universities of Gothemburg, Lund, Stockholm and Uppsala, in which Uppsala obtains the best results.

Both student and research training in Latin, Greek and Neo-Greek at these four universities have been evaluated. The evaluation shows that the Latin programmes of Uppsala and Stockholm are of high quality, as are the Greek programmes of Lund and Uppsala. In other cases, the Agency remarks serious shortcomings.

Lack of lecturers and resources as well as recruitment problems are typical issues at the institutions. The commitment of some lecturers is simply not enough to solve these problems. The serious lack of lecturers and is in fact the most common problem. In some institutions the situation is so acute that one part-time lecturer finds himself responsible of both student and doctoral teaching. The Agency for Higher Education states that these conditions are unacceptable and that it is the responsibility of the university managements to allocate the needed resources.
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