Higher education has been subject to major changes in recent years. Profound innovations in knowledge production and knowledge policy affect management and organisational forms in institutions and influence the sector’s central tasks related to teaching and research. Our research group studies such change processes and the institutions’ responses to various initiatives and reform measures.
Quality is created through employee and student interaction, and is further development by those who teach, supervise and research within the field. Quality is fostered locally and depends on organisational culture, whilst management expectations and framework conditions affect studies, research and working conditions.
Our research group explores fundamental issues related to higher education’s clear social remit, where value create and learning for both students and staff are central. The ambition is to contribute new knowledge about higher education, and to the development of higher education as a field of research.