Scandinavian Studies UW-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Scandinavian Studies, established in 1875, is the oldest such department in North America. It offers comprehensive study of the language, literature, and culture of the Nordic countries at undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses in the following areas are currently offered by the Department on a regular basis: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Old Norse-Icelandic language; Scandinavian linguistics, Scandinavian literature, Old Norse-Icelandic literature; and Scandinavian folklore. Advanced seminars and directed courses are also offered in all these areas.

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Nordic countries are reinventing their model of capitalism, says Adrian Wooldridge

The Economist magazine this week offers a special report on how the so-called Nordic model has developed and shaped government and business over time, and what lessons this can have for liberal democracies around the world. Read more here.

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