Under globalization, nation-states face rapidly shifting challenges in maintaining growth and managing distribution of resources. Analyze outcomes and proposed economic solutions, as people and institutions seek new sustainable ways of living.
Analyze government financing, allocation of funds, management of public finance, and what these mean for economic growth
Meet with representatives of Swedish government agencies, think tanks, and interest groups to learn about the current challenges and the complexity of accommodating several stakeholders’ interest in the economy
Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to visit key banks in Europe and meet with professional economists, giving you first-hand insight into the European economic landscape
This program is right for you if you study economics, finance, or are planning a career in government or the financial sector.
Explore the role of public institutions in the economies of advanced industrialized countries, taking a comparative look at a variety of systems for public goods with respect to taxation, social benefits, unemployment, health care, public pension schemes, parental leave, childcare, and education. We will consider a variety of microeconomic tools, using these to analyze current policy debates in Scandinavia.
Week-Long Study Tour: Frankfurt-Strasbourg
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
Prerequisites: One course each of macro- and microeconomics, and one course in either intermediate or advanced microeconomics, all at university level.
Discover how the city has become the focal point for cultural expression, social change, and political tension. Often symbolizing freedom and upward mobility, the city promises a better life while also creating challenges and fears.
Use Copenhagen as your classroom on field studies that explore its dramatic urban change from the development of a welfare state to a cutting-edge, sustainable, resilient, and livable city
Travel with your faculty and classmates on course-integrated study tours to compare how cities develop their infrastructure in Eastern and Western Europe
Engage in a dynamic dialogue with a variety of guest lecturers including local historians, sociologists, and urban planners
This program is right for you if you study urban design, urban studies, politics, or sociology and wish to examine contemporary cities through a multidisciplinary academic lens.
Cities are both creative and destructive friction machines, full of contradictory tensions, goals, and visions about what constitutes the good life. This course examines the driving forces of this friction within a European context, including social, economic, environmental, technical, cultural, historical, and spatial influences.
Week-Long Study Tour: Budapest-Vienna
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Northern European healthcare systems are currently facing rising costs, aging populations, and socio-economic inequality. Analyze and debate these challenges and their interplay with the financing, organization, and prioritization within these systems.
Examine what determines the setting of priorities for healthcare provision and the relationship between the many stakeholders involved in policymaking and delivery of health services
Access real-life and current debates within the Danish healthcare system by presenting a semester-long research project in collaboration with a Danish public health institution
While on course-integrated study tours, compare and contrast national healthcare systems in Eastern and Western Europe
This program is right for you, if you study public health, public policy, or health science, or wish to pursue a graduate degree or future career in the health professions.
Build your knowledge of public health by analyzing and comparing the organization of different Northern European healthcare systems. Examine the structural and financial framework related to public health and the provision of health services, and discuss how to prioritize resources.
Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki-Tallinn
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen