Open seminar: A rising interest in management and governance of universities: Rankings and organization models on the move

Professor Kerstin Sahlin will give a presentation on two recent and interrelated global themes that permeate and reshape the global university landscape; the dramatic expansion of rankings and the reshaping of universities into organizational actors.

Professor Kerstin Sahlin, Uppsala University

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Abstract 

Sahlin will describes two recent and interrelated global themes that permeate and reshape the global university landscape. A first theme is the dramatic expansion of rankings and assessments, which is closely linked with worldwide efforts to create “world class” universities. A second theme is the reshaping of universities into organizational actors. The two themes are interrelated and they are also connected to a number of other global developments – of societies, of universities and of management models. She will use a multilevel analysis in trying to explain why universities have lately become subject to such intense reforms of governance and organization.

Information about the Author

Kerstin Sahlin is currently a professor of business administration at Uppsala University, and has extensive first hand knowledge about higher education governance in Nordic countries. She has earlier held the position of prorector at Uppsala University and her main research interests are linked to the organizational change in the public sector and the transnationalisation of management ideas.

Information about the seminar

The seminar has open access to all interested participants.

However, in order to assure capacity in the room and get the paper distributed beforehand, we kindly ask you to register your attendance at mari.elken@ped.uio.no

Published Mar. 28, 2012 3:51 PM - Last modified Apr. 16, 2015 3:32 PM