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[Norway] In search of a new form of university governance

In Norway there is a growing resistance to university reforms and the present approach to governance is being dubbed 'New Public Management'. The term is not used consistently by everybody discussing it, but it is increasingly becoming synonymous with almost everything that critics do not like in universities.  (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 10 March 2017 Issue No:450
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[Norway] Universities and colleges face wholesale reforms

The Norwegian government has begun the biggest series of higher education reforms since 1994, when 98 higher education institutions were merged into 26 university colleges.

Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen said he expected significantly fewer universities and university colleges would result from the reforms than the 33 Norwegian institutions today.  (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 30 March 2015 Issue No:361

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[Norway] Heated debate over the value of masters degrees

In the past year there has been intense debate about masters degrees in Norway. The debate was launched by Professor Linda Lai at the BI Norwegian Business School, who introduced the concept of mastersyke – which in Norwegian means ‘masters degree illness’, with criticism of the degree supported by major surveys by Lai and Norwegian business.

Lai said at a seminar covered by the major business newspaper Dagens Næringslivthat the need for a masters degree was often exaggerated, and this could harm both students and employers. She based her arguments on a survey of 20,000 staff in the public and private sectors. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 16 August 2014 Issue No:330

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Nordic university reforms, diversification to continue

The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have escaped the economic crisis cutbacks that have hit higher education in Europe, and have instead enjoyed expanding budgets. But governments are looking at ways for universities to supplement their funding, to ease the burden on state finances.

University World Newsprobed Scandinavian higher education’s prospects for 2014 and talked to several professors and rectors about the challenges ahead. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 10 January 2014 Issue No:302

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Why international students should not come to Norway

Why international students should not come to Norway | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education recently organized an event about the value of international students. My presentation was called Why international students should not come to Norway. (...) - Blog of Curt Rice, OCtober 26, 2015

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[Norway] Official study slams university rankings as ‘useless’

A government-commissioned study of the placement of Norwegian universities in global rankings – in particular compared to other Nordic institutions – has concluded that even the top rankings are so based on subjective weightings of factors and on dubious data that they are useless as a basis for information if the goal is to improve higher education.

The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research commissioned the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, or NIFU, to analyse Norwegian universities’ placements on international university rankings. (...)  - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 19 September 2014 Issue No:335

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Survol des modes de financement de l’enseignement supérieur dans différents pays

Pour mieux comprendre les enjeux du financement des universités au Québec, l’Université du Québec a réalisé un survol des modes de financement de l’enseignement supérieur au Québec, en Ontario, en Alberta, en Colombie-Britanique, en Angleterre, en France, en Australie, au Texas, en Nouvelle-Zélande, en Finlande, en Norvège et en Californie.  Ces travaux sont cités dans le rapport d’étape du Chantier sur la politique de financement des universités. (...) - L’éveilleur, par Lise Lafrance, 24/04/2014

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5 suggestions to the Norwegian government about women professors

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The single most important success factor for increasing gender equality and gender balance in the workplace is engagement from top leadership. (...) - by Curt Rice, January 10, 2013

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