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Degn, Lise; Franssen, Thomas; Sørensen, Mads P.; de Rijcke, Sarah – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
The aim of this paper is to investigate the organization of research in high-performing research groups in an age of increasing competition and pressure from outside and within higher-education institutions. To explore how researchers navigate such pressures and demands, the practice and perceptions of four high-performing research groups in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Young, Mitchell; Sørensen, Mads P.; Bloch, Carter; Degn, Lise – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
The emphasis on competitiveness and the knowledge-based economy in European policymaking has resulted in a heightened focus on monitoring and steering the science system, particularly through metric-based instruments. Policymakers' general aims of fostering excellent research and breakthroughs are shared by researchers as well; however, below the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Universities, Researchers
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Degn, Lise; Sørensen, Mads P. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
State-university relations across Europe have undergone massive transformations, ranging from establishing new control institutions to reaffirming institutional autonomy. In this reform wave Denmark can in many ways be seen as an extreme case as the reforms affecting the Danish higher education system have gone further than in many of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Governance
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Degn, Lise – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
Strategic management and leadership has been a vital catchphrase in most European higher education reforms over the past decade, and has in many countries resulted in a strengthening of the top level management tiers. Rectors and Deans are increasingly tasked with the responsibility of turning HEIs into more active, entrepreneurial actors in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Educational Change