Bjørn Stensaker

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Postal address Postboks 1092 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Research area

  • Studies in higher education
  • Organization and Governance of Educational Institutions
  • Internationalization
  • Educational Reforms
  • Quality assurance
  • Leadership and Management
  • Comparative and International Studies
  • Innovation
  • ICT and Learning

Educational Background

2004: PhD, University of Twente, School of Business Administration, Technology and Public Administration
1993: Cand.Polit., University of Oslo (Political science)

Co-employment

1993 - current,  Researcher, Senior Researcher and Research Professor, NIFU (The Nordic Institute for Innovation, Research and Education)                                                         

Project funding

The Norwegian Ministry of Research and Education, The Norwegian Research Council, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Danish Ministry of Education, the Swedish Agency for Higher Education, European Commission, OECD, and a number of higher education institutions in the Nordic countries

Expertise

  • Institutional theory
  • Qualitative methods,
  • Evaluation theory and evaluation research
  • Organisational theory and analysis

 

Tags: Education, Higher education

Publications

  • Abualrub, Iyad & Stensaker, Bjørn (2017). How are universities responding to demands for improved learning environments?. Journal of Further and Higher Education.  ISSN 0309-877X. . doi: 10.1080/0309877X.2017.1311991
  • Rhoades, Gary & Stensaker, Bjørn (2017). Bringing Organisations and Systems Back Together: Extending Clark's Entrepreneurial University. Higher Education Quarterly.  ISSN 0951-5224.  71(2), s 129- 140 . doi: DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12118
  • Stensaker, Bjørn & Fumasoli, Tatiana (2017). Multi-level strategies in universities: Coordination, contestation or creolization?. Higher Education Quarterly.  ISSN 0951-5224.  71 . doi: 10.1111/hequ.12126
  • Aamodt, Per O; Frølich, Nicoline & Stensaker, Bjørn (2016). Learning outcomes – a useful tool in quality assurance? Views from academic staff. Studies in Higher Education.  ISSN 0307-5079.  s 1- 11 . doi: 10.1080/03075079.2016.1185776
  • Cardoso, Sónia; Rosa, Maria Joao & Stensaker, Bjørn (2016). Why is quality in higher education not achieved? The view of academics. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.  ISSN 0260-2938.  41(6), s 950- 965 . doi: 10.1080/02602938.2015.1052775
  • Elken, Mari; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth & Stensaker, Bjørn (2016). Global rankings in the Nordic region: challenging the identity of research-intensive universities? . Higher Education.  ISSN 0018-1560.  72(6), s 781- 795 . doi: 10.1007/s10734-015-9975-6
  • Elken, Mari; Stensaker, Bjørn & Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth (2016). Do global university rankings drive convergence? Evidence from the Nordic region , In Ellen Hazelkorn (ed.),  Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138828117.  14.
  • Friedrich, Philipp; Prøitz, Tine Sophie & Stensaker, Bjørn (2016). Disciplining the Disciplines? How qualification schemes are written up at study program level in Norwegian higher education. Teaching in Higher Education.  ISSN 1356-2517.  21(7), s 870- 886 . doi: 10.1080/13562517.2016.1184138
  • Michelsen, Svein; Sweetman, Rachel; Stensaker, Bjørn & Bleiklie, Ivar (2016). Shaping perceptions of a policy instrument: The political-administrative formation of learning outcomes in higher education in Norway and England. Higher Education Policy.  ISSN 0952-8733.  29(3), s 399- 417 . doi: 10.1057/s41307-016-0009-5
  • Morphew, Christopher; Fumasoli, Tatiana & Stensaker, Bjørn (2016). Changing missions? How the strategic plans of research-intensive universities in Northern Europe and North America balance competing identities. Studies in Higher Education.  ISSN 0307-5079.
  • Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal & Stensaker, Bjørn (2016). Utdanningsledelse - Stimulering av et felles engasjement for studieprogrammene?. UNIPED.  ISSN 1893-8981.  39(2), s 144- 157 . doi: 10.18261/issn.1893-8981-2016-02-05
  • Frølich, Nicoline; Gulbrandsen, Magnus & Stensaker, Bjørn (2015). Hva har skjedd i universiteter og høgskoler?, I: Nicoline Frølich (red.),  Hva skjer i universiteter og høgskoler? Perspektiver fra vitenskapelig ansatte og studenter.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215024349.  Kapittel 12.  s 163 - 170
  • Frølich, Nicoline; Waagene, Erica & Stensaker, Bjørn (2015). Et godt grep om internasjonaliseringen? Lærestedenes internasjonale strategier, I: Nicoline Frølich (red.),  Hva skjer i universiteter og høgskoler? Perspektiver fra vitenskapelig ansatte og studenter.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215024349.  Kapittel 9.  s 123 - 134
  • Fumasoli, Tatiana; Pinheiro, Romulo & Stensaker, Bjørn (2015). Handling Uncertainty of Strategic Ambitions—The Use of Organizational Identity as a Risk-Reducing Device. International Journal of Public Administration.  ISSN 0190-0692.  38(13-14), s 1030- 1040 . doi: 10.1080/01900692.2014.988868
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm; Vukasovic, Martina & Stensaker, Bjørn (2015). Student perspectives on quality in higher education. European Journal of Higher Education.  ISSN 2156-8235.  5(2), s 157- 180 . doi: 10.1080/21568235.2014.998693
  • Leiber, Theodor; Stensaker, Bjørn & Harvey, Lee (2015). Impact evaluation of quality assurance in higher education: methodology and causal designs. Quality in Higher Education.  ISSN 1353-8322.  21(3), s 288- 311 . doi: 10.1080/13538322.2015.1111007
  • Maassen, Peter & Stensaker, Bjørn (2015). A conceptualisation of available trust-building mechanisms for international quality assurance of higher education. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management.  ISSN 1360-080X.  37(1), s 30- 40 . doi: 10.1080/1360080X.2014.991538
  • Møthe, Svein; Ballangrud, Brit Bolken & Stensaker, Bjørn (2015). The values and vision of the professional department head: not so different from the past? . International Journal of Educational Management.  ISSN 0951-354X.  29(3), s 298- 308 . doi: 10.1108/IJEM-05-2014-0061
  • Papadimitriou, Antigoni; Gornitzka, Åse & Stensaker, Bjørn (2015). Designed diffusion? The impact of an EU instrument for public management reform in the Western Balkans. Journal of European Integration.  ISSN 0703-6337.  37(6), s 629- 647 . doi: 10.1080/07036337.2015.1046857
  • Seeber, Marco; Lepori, Benedetto; Montauti, Martina; Enders, Jurgen; De Boer, Harry; Weyer, Elke; Bleiklie, Ivar; Hope, Kristin Lofthus; Michelsen, Svein; Nyhagen, Gigliola Mathisen; Frølich, Nicoline; Scordato, Lisa; Stensaker, Bjørn; Waagene, Erica; Dragsic, Zarko; Kretek, Peter; Krücken, Georg; Magalhãesh, António; Ribeiro, Filipa M.; Sousah, Sofia; Veiga, Amélia; Santiago, Rui; Marini, Giulio & Reale, Emanuela (2015). European Universities as Complete Organizations? Understanding Identity, Hierarchy and Rationality in Public Organizations. Public Management Review.  ISSN 1471-9037.  17(10), s 1444- 1474 . doi: 10.1080/14719037.2014.943268
  • Stensaker, Bjørn (2015). Organizational Identity as a concept for understanding university dynamics. Higher Education.  ISSN 0018-1560.  69(1), s 103- 115 . doi: 10.1007/s10734-014-9763-8
  • Stensaker, Bjørn & Fumasoli, Tatiana (2015). Scandinavian Flagship Universities: An Appraisal of Leading National Universities in the European Context, In John Aubrey Douglass (ed.),  The New Flagship University. Changing the Paradigm from Global Ranking to National Relevancy.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-50048-9.  Chapter.  s 153 - 172
  • Stensaker, Bjørn & Leiber, Theodor (2015). Assessing the organizational impact of external quality assurance: Hypothesising key dimensions and mechanisms. Quality in Higher Education.  ISSN 1353-8322.  21(3), s 328- 342 . doi: 10.1080/13538322.2015.1111009
  • Stensaker, Bjørn; Persson, Mats & Pinheiro, Romulo (2015). When mergers fail: a case study on the critical role of external stakeholders in merger initiatives. European Journal of Higher Education.  ISSN 2156-8235.  6(1), s 56- 70 . doi: 10.1080/21568235.2015.1099456
  • Stensaker, Bjørn & Prøitz, Tine Sophie (2015). Fra en elitistisk til en demokratisk forståelse av kvalitet, I: Nicoline Frølich (red.),  Hva skjer i universiteter og høgskoler? Perspektiver fra vitenskapelig ansatte og studenter.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215024349.  Kapittel 2.  s 25 - 36
  • Brockerhoff, Lisa; Stensaker, Bjørn & Huisman, Jeroen (2014). Prescriptions and perceptions of teaching excellence: a study of the national ‘Wettbewerb Exzellente Lehre’ initiative in Germany. Quality in Higher Education.  ISSN 1353-8322.  20(3), s 235- 254 . doi: 10.1080/13538322.2014.978134
  • Frølich, Nicoline; Stensaker, Bjørn; Scordato, Lisa & Botas, Paulo (2014). The strategically manageable university: Perceptions of strategic choice and strategic change among key decision-makers . Higher Education Studies.  ISSN 1925-4741.  4(5), s 80- 88 . doi: 10.5539/hes.v4n5p80
  • Gornitzka, Åse & Stensaker, Bjørn (2014). The Dynamics of European Regulatory Regimes in Higher Education: Challenged Prerogatives and Evolutionary Change. Policy & Society: Journal of public, foreign and global policy.  ISSN 1449-4035.  33(3), s 177- 188 . doi: 10.1016/j.polsoc.2014.08.002
  • Kanazir, S.; Papadimitriou, Antigoni & Stensaker, Bjørn (2014). Quality Assurance Agencies in the Western Balkans: Balancing European Standards and Domestic Needs?, In Jelena Brankovic; Maja Kovacevic; Peter Maassen; Bjørn Stensaker & Martina Vukasovic (ed.),  The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 978-3-631-64148-4.  Kapittel.  s 175 - 198
  • Mårtensson, Katarina; Roxå, Torgny & Stensaker, Bjørn (2014). From quality assurance to quality practices: an investigation of strong microcultures in teaching and learning. Studies in Higher Education.  ISSN 0307-5079.  39(4), s 534- 545 . doi: 10.1080/03075079.2012.709493
  • Papadimitriou, Antigoni & Stensaker, Bjørn (2014). Governance capacity of Western Balkans Universities: Perceptions of institutional leadership, In Jelena Brankovic; Maja Kovacevic; Peter Maassen; Bjørn Stensaker & Martina Vukasovic (ed.),  The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 978-3-631-64148-4.  Kapittel.  s 91 - 120
  • Pinheiro, Romulo & Stensaker, Bjørn (2014). Strategic actor-hood and internal transformation: The rise of the quadruple-helix university?, In Jelena Brankovik; Manja Klemencik; Predrag Lazetic & Pavel Zgaga (ed.),  Global Challenges, Local Responses in Higher Education. The contemporary issues in national and comparative perspective.  Sense Publishers.  ISBN 9789462095793.  Kappittel nr. 9.  s 171 - 189
  • Stensaker, Bjørn (2014). European trends in quality assurance: New agendas beyond the search for convergence?, In M.J. Rosa & Alberto Amaral (ed.),  Quality assurance in higher education. Contemporary debates.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-37462-2.  chapter.  s 135 - 148
  • Stensaker, Bjørn (2014). Le financement du systéme éducatif norvégien (Pragmatism and Efficiency. Funding of the Norwegian Education System). Revue internationale d'éducation Sèvres.  ISSN 1254-4590.  65(april), s 143- 151
  • Stensaker, Bjørn (2014). Troublesome Institutional Autonomy. The governance and distribution of authority in Norwegian higher education, In Michael Shattock (ed.),  International Trends in University Governance. Autonomy, self-government and the distribution of authority.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-84290-7.  Chapter.  s 34 - 48
  • Stensaker, Bjørn; Brancovic, Jelena; Kovacevic, Maja; Maassen, Peter & Vukasovic, Martina (2014). Epilogue, In Jelena Brankovic; Maja Kovacevic; Peter Maassen; Bjørn Stensaker & Martina Vukasovic (ed.),  The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 978-3-631-64148-4.  Chapter.  s 271 - 274
  • Stensaker, Bjørn; Brancovic, Jelena; Kovacevic, Maja; Maassen, Peter & Vukasovic, Martina (2014). Introduction, In Jelena Brankovic; Maja Kovacevic; Peter Maassen; Bjørn Stensaker & Martina Vukasovic (ed.),  The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 978-3-631-64148-4.  Chapter.  s 9 - 18
  • Stensaker, Bjørn; Frølich, Nicoline; Huisman, Jeroen; Waagene, Erica; Scordato, Lisa & Pimentel Botas, Paulo Charles (2014). Factors affecting the realization of Strategic change in Higher Education . Journal of Strategy and Management..  ISSN 1755-425X.  7(2), s 193- 207
  • Stensaker, Bjørn & Karseth, Berit (2014). Heltidsstudenten - et utdatert ideal?, I: Nicoline Frølich; Elisabeth Hovdhaugen & Lars Inge Terum (red.),  Kvalitet, kapasitet og relevans : Utviklingstrekk i norsk høyere utdanning.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-45050-2.  Kapittel 14.  s 273 - 287
  • Stensaker, Bjørn & Sweetman, Rachel (2014). Impact of assessment initiatives on quality assurance, In Hamish Coates (ed.),  Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 978-3-631-65446-0.  Part 3, Chapter 3.  s 237 - 259
  • Westerheijden, Don F.; Stensaker, Bjørn; Rosa, Maria & Corbett, Anne (2014). Next generations, catwalks, random walks and arms races: Conceptualising the development of quality assurance schemes. European Journal of Education.  ISSN 0141-8211.  49(3), s 421- 434 . doi: 10.1111/ejed.12071
  • Abualrub, Iyad; Karseth, Berit & Stensaker, Bjørn (2013). The various understandings of learning environment in higher education and its quality implications. Quality in Higher Education.  ISSN 1353-8322.  19(1), s 90- 110 . doi: 10.1080/13538322.2013.772464
  • Frølich, Nicoline; Huisman, Jeroen; Slipersæter, Stig; Stensaker, Bjørn & Botas, Paulo (2013). A reinterpretation of institutional transformations in European higher education: strategising pluralistic organisations in multiplex environments. Higher Education.  ISSN 0018-1560.  65(1), s 79- 93 . doi: 10.1007/s10734-012-9582-8
  • Fumasoli, Tatiana & Stensaker, Bjørn (2013). Organizational Studies in Higher Education: A Reflection on Historical Themes and Prospective Trends. Higher Education Policy.  ISSN 0952-8733.  26(4), s 479- 496 . doi: 10.1057/hep.2013.25
  • Kyvik, Svein & Stensaker, Bjørn (2013). Factors affecting the decision to merge: The case of strategic mergers in Norwegian higher education. Tertiary Education and Management.  ISSN 1358-3883.  19(4), s 323- 337 . doi: 10.1080/13583883.2013.805424
  • Pinheiro, Romulo & Stensaker, Bjørn (2013). Designing the Entrepreneurial University: The Interpretation of a Global Idea. Public Organization Review.  ISSN 1566-7170.  14(4), s 497- 516 . doi: 10.1007/s11115-013-0241-z
  • Stensaker, Bjørn (2013). Doktorgradsløpet: Fra et individuelt til et organisatorisk ansvar. UNIPED.  ISSN 1893-8981.  36(4), s 98- 108 . doi: 10.3402/uniped.v36i4.23145
  • Stensaker, Bjørn (2013). Ensuring quality in quality assurance, In  Global Corruption Report: Education.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-53549-6.  Kapittel 3.5.  s 124 - 132
  • Stensaker, Bjørn (2013). External quality auditing. Strengths and shortcomings in the audit process, In Mahsood Shah & Chenicheri Sid Nair (ed.),  External quality audit. Has it improved quality assurance in universities?.  Chandos Publishing.  ISBN 978-1-84334-676-0.  Kapittel 13.  s 195 - 207
  • Stensaker, Bjørn (2013). Translating globalization into practice: University Networks - towards a new stratification of higher education?, In Paul Axelrod; Roopa Desai Trilokrekar; Theresa Shanahan & Richard Wellen (ed.),  Making Policy in Turbulent Times. Challenges and Prospects for Higher Education.  McGill-Queen's University Press.  ISBN 9781553393320.  Chapter 11.  s 249 - 268
  • Stensaker, Bjørn & Benner, Mats (2013). Doomed to be entrepreneurial: Institutional transformation or Institutional Lock-ins of "New Universities"?. Minerva.  ISSN 0026-4695.  51(4), s 399- 416 . doi: 10.1007/s11024-013-9238-6
  • Stensaker, Bjørn & Vabø, Agnete (2013). Re-inventing Shared Governance: Implications for Organisational Culture and Institutional Leadership. Higher Education Quarterly.  ISSN 0951-5224.  67(3), s 256- 274 . doi: 10.1111/hequ.12019
  • Elken, Mari & Stensaker, Bjørn (2012). Policies for quality in higher education – Coordination and consistency in EU-policy-making 2000-2010. European Journal of Higher Education.  ISSN 2156-8235.  1(4), s 297- 314 . doi: 10.1080/21568235.2012.663240
  • Henkel, Mary; Välimaa, Jussi; Sarrico, Claudia & Stensaker, Bjørn (2012). Introduction: How is change in higher education managed?, In Bjørn Stensaker; Claudia Sarrico & Jussi Välimaa (ed.),  Managing Reform in Universities. The dynamics of culture, identity and organizational change.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-0-230-30037-8.  Kapittel 1.  s 1 - 16

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  • Cloete, Nico; Goedegebuure, Leo; Gornitzka, Åse; Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Stensaker, Bjørn (ed.) (2016). Pathways through higher education research: A festschrift in honour of Peter Maassen. Department of Education, University of Oslo.  ISBN 978-82-569-7044-5.  166 s.
  • Brankovic, Jelena; Kovacevic, Maja; Maassen, Peter; Stensaker, Bjørn & Vukasovic, Martina (ed.) (2014). The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices. Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 978-3-631-64148-4.  278 s.

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