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The Responsible University

Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond

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

  • 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
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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.

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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), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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
XV, 310
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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