History of the Centre for Scandinavian Studies
Flinders University established the Centre for Scandinavian Studies in 2003 and was discontinued late 2008. The Centre's aim was to bring together research scholars in the field of Scandinavian studies, with membership from Flinders University and network membership from tertiary institutions throughout Australia and overseas. The purpose of the Centre wais to promote and help coordinate research in the general field of Scandinavian Studies.
The Centre for Scandinavian Studies sought to provide leadership in promoting awareness and understanding of Scandinavia at Flinders University and throughout Adelaide, and in the wider Australian and international community through:
- fostering high quality teaching on Scandinavia at Flinders University and the other educational institutions in South Australia
- coordinating and facilitating Scandinavian research and other activities
- disseminating information on research output and other activities through the electronic journal Nordic Notes and the innovative use of the Centre’s web site
- facilitating special events relating to Scandinavian business links and culture
- encouraging reciprocal visits between Australian and Scandinavian university staff and students
- providing a network to encourage and support visitors and students from Scandinavia to Flinders University, and help students and staff develop links with Scandinavia
- facilitating links between Flinders University and other educational institutions in Adelaide and the companies engaged in trade between Scandinavia and Australia
- supporting links between Scandinavian diplomatic representatives and the university sector
The director of the Centre was Dr Tony Griffiths.