Academic Research Programme

The overarching theme of our research programme for the coming years’ activities addresses the dynamics of the ‘Transformation of Higher Education and Research in the Knowledge Society’. This theme stresses the ongoing reformulation of the function of higher education and research to play an important role in strengthening modern societies’ innovative capacities. All basic functions - research, teaching, scholarship and the ‘third mission’ – are subjected to revisions in both their objectives and in the conditions under which they are carried out. Universities and colleges find themselves in a changing environment with sometimes competing claims from governments, markets, interest groups and stakeholders. In this highly dynamic context, politicians, institutional decision-makers, students, academics and other stakeholders raise fundamental questions about the further development of higher education.

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