Calls for the lowering of financial aid to students of the Arts and Humanities


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Thursday, 30 June 2011
Just as the UK parliamentarians proposed recently to make students know university courses that are job friendly, in Sweden, proposals are being made to cut student finance for students who study subjects in the arts and humanity courses.

One major reason is that most courses in the arts don’t provide impressive access to employment. A philosopher for example has a harder time getting a job than an engineers, according to the confederation of Swedish Enterprise in a new report.

It also suggests that study support or student loans and grants should be reduced for students who study subjects that are not very job market friendly or those that will make it difficult for them getting a job such as the in the  humanities and arts fields.
"Terrifying," says Swedish Theater League's chairman:

“It would be very strange if one of Swedish Enterprise official imagine that this kind of professions are not needed in a modern humanistic democratic society,” says Anna Carlsson to radio Sweden.
by Team

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