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ERIC Number: EJ1000392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Bridging the Local with the Global: Building a New University on the Fringes of Europe
Pinheiro, Romulo
Tertiary Education and Management, v19 n2 p144-160 2013
In Norway, the higher education landscape is undergoing profound transformation. This process is being driven by a number of factors, including demography, competition and academic aspirations, with many so-called "university-colleges" aspiring to become fully-fledged universities. We shed light on the dynamics of one such institution, the recently established University of Agder, by posing three questions: what drove internal actors to attain full university status and what immediate effects have been felt across the university? What are the needs and expectations of regional constituencies? What types of university models have internal actors been working with? Conceptually, the article builds on the notion of the university as an organization and institution. The findings, which have implications for both theory and practice, suggest that the case university is attempting to find a balance between its global and local aspirations, but that it faces a number of challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway