Philipp Friedrich

Educational background

  • 2010: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with focus on History and Scandinavian Studies Department of Political science, University of Vienna
  • 2013: Master of Philosophy in Higher Education, Department of Education, University of Oslo


Former activities

  • 2012/2013: Research assistant, FLAGSHIP project, ARENA – Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
  • 2014/2015: Scientific associate, Knowledge Center for Education, The Research Council of Norway
  • 2014/2015: Research assistant, Department of Education, University of Oslo
  • Autumn 2018: Visiting Student Researcher at SCANCOR, Stanford University


Academic interests

  • Higher education and the political order
  • Governance and organizational change in higher education
  • Research and science politics


PhD project

  • The role of the government in higher education - A comparative study on the administrative re-organization of the Austrian and Norwegian higher education ministries



  • Introductory Semester Course in Higher Education (HEM 4100)
  • Organisation, Governance and Management of Higher Education (HEM 4220)
  • Research Methods and Statistics – Course II (HEM 4113)
  • Higher Education and the Europe of Knowledge (EDU 4230)



  • EAIR - Outstanding Paper Award 2019
Tags: Higher education, higher education institutions and systems, higher education reforms


  • Friedrich, Philipp (2020). Who is responsible for what? On the governance relationship between ministry and agencies in Austrian and Norwegian higher education. Studies in Higher Education.  ISSN 0307-5079.  s 1- 14 . doi: Full text in Research Archive.
  • Friedrich, Philipp (2019). Organizational Change in Higher Education Ministries in Light of Agencification: Comparing Austria and Norway. Higher Education Policy.  ISSN 0952-8733. . doi: 10.1057/s41307-019-00157-x
  • Friedrich, Philipp (2016). University autonomy and reforms in Western Europe, or, Where´s the fun in Fun-damental changes?, In Nico Cloete; Leo Goedegebuure; Åse Gornitzka; Jens Patrick Wilhelm Jungblut & Bjørn Stensaker (ed.),  Pathways through higher education research: A festschrift in honour of Peter Maassen.  Department of Education, University of Oslo.  ISBN 978-82-569-7044-5.  Higher Education Governance and Reform.  s 41 - 45
  • 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 Show summary

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