New book: "The Responsible University. Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond"

The book analyses the notion of the responsible university using the Nordic universities as case studies.

2019.12.12 | Anna Christina Prior

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"The Responsible University" is edited by Mads Sørensen, Lars Geschwind, Jouni Kekäle, and Rómulo Pinheiro. Photo: Palgrave.

The publisher writes:

This book explores how the notion of the responsible university manifests itself at various levels within Nordic higher education. As the impetus of the knowledge society has catapulted the higher education sector to the forefront of policy agendas, universities and other types of higher education institutions face increasing scrutiny, assessment and accountability. This book examines this phenomenon using the Nordic countries as cases in point, given the strong public commitment towards widening participation and public research investments. The editors and contributors analyse the history and current transformations of the idea of the responsible university, investigate new innovations in the educational landscape and look into how universities have begun to organise themselves to become more responsible. Drawing together scholars from the humanities and the social sciences, this interdisciplinary collection will be of interest and value to students and scholars of the role and nature of the modern university, in addition to practitioners and policy makers tasked with finding solutions to address the competing and often contradictory demands posed by a responsibility agenda.

The book is published as "Open Access" by Palgrave Macmillan.

About the authors:

Mads P. Sørensen is Senior Researcher at The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. 

Lars Geschwind is Professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Jouni Kekäle is Professor at the University of Eastern Finland.

Rómulo Pinheiro is Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Agder, Norway.

Further information:

Palgrave MacMillan

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