Save 30% on new Palgrave Journal subscriptions! Shop the selection >>

Open Access This content is freely available online to anyone, anywhere at any time.

The Responsible University

Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond

Editors: Sørensen, M., Geschwind, L., Kekäle, J., Pinheiro, R. (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Analyses the notion of the responsible university using the Nordic universities as case studies 
  • Scrutinises the history of the idea of the responsible university and how it is transforming and developing
  • Unites scholars from the humanities and social sciences for a truly interdisciplinary volume
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25646-3
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 29,12 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25645-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

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.   

About the authors

Mads P. Sørensen is Senior Researcher at Aarhus University, Denmark. His research interests include current transformations of the University, new challenges to knowledge production and changing conditions for academics.
Lars Geschwind is Professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. His research interests centre around higher education policy, universities’ organizational identity and change, academic leadership, and academic work.
Jouni Kekäle is Professor at the University of Eastern Finland. His main research interests focus on academic leadership, quality, disciplinary, and organizational cultures, and changing operational environment in higher education.
Rómulo Pinheiro is Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Agder, Norway. Rómulo’s research interests are located at the intersection of public policy and administration, organisational theory, economic geography, innovation and higher education studies.  

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Responsible Universities in Context

    Pages 3-29

    Geschwind, Lars (et al.)

  • The Changing Meanings of ‘Responsible University’. From a Nordic-Keynesian Welfare State to a Schumpeterian Competition State

    Pages 33-60

    Kohvakka, Mikko (et al.)

  • The Modernisation Agenda and University Irresponsibility Repertoires

    Pages 61-86

    Benneworth, Paul

  • Lost in Transition? On the Migration to English Language Research Publications

    Pages 87-114

    Sørensen, Mads P. (et al.)

  • Higher Education; For Free, For Everyone, For Real? Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the Responsible University: History and Enacting Rationalities for MOOC Initiatives at Three Swedish Universities

    Pages 117-143

    Barman, Linda (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25646-3
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 29,12 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25645-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Responsible University
Book Subtitle
Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond
Editors
  • Mads Sørensen
  • Lars Geschwind
  • Jouni Kekäle
  • Rómulo Pinheiro
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25646-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25646-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25645-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 318
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
Topics