Mergers between governmental research institutes and Universities in the Danish HE sector

Kaare Aagaard, Hanne Foss Hansen, Jørgen Gulddahl Rasmussen

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Abstract

This article presents an analysis of the mergers in the Danish Higher
Education (HE)-sector with a particular emphasis on the 2007
mergers involving universities and Government Research Institutes
(GRIs). Furthermore, it follows the post-merger processes up to
2014/2015 at two Danish universities and examines the
consequences of the changes seen from the perspective of the
key stakeholders, the university managements and the employees.
It is shown that the two cases differ in important respects, but
also that the three groups of actors within each case have
different views of both the processes and the outcomes. Finally, it
is shown that it makes a significant difference whether a federal
or a unitary structure is implemented after the merger, although
each solution has both strengths and weaknesses.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Higher Education
Volume6
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)41-55
Number of pages15
ISSN2156-8235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2016

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Mergers between governmental research institutes and Universities in the Danish HE sector. / Aagaard, Kaare ; Hansen, Hanne Foss; Rasmussen, Jørgen Gulddahl.

In: European Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 6, No. 1, 20.02.2016, p. 41-55.

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