Mining and Education in Greenland

Hans Peder Kirkegaard, Md Mehedi Hasan & Maywand Asif

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


By analysing the Greenlandic mining industry and the governments mining strategy against the Greenlandic education system and strategy, with special emphasis on vocational education, this reports investigates what will happen to the Greenlandic populations education (Cultural Capital) upon development of the Greenlandic mining industry (A new field). It is done so by applying the concepts of Capital, Social Domination and Violence and the legitimacy of pedagogic authority, pedagogic action and Social Reproduction theories of Pierre Bourdieu. The investigations show that the mineral strategy works, that there are more job possibilities in positions that require vocational education, than higher education. The educational strategy works to some extent, as it should have more focus on mining industry, as the mining industry will create more jobs, especially when large-scales mine building begins. The vocational educational strategy does not address the mandatory requirement of the mining industry, that all employees without exception must speak at least Basic English.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2012
VejledereFlemming Bahner


  • Mining
  • Education