Debate | suitable for youth/adult
NTNU professor Aksel Tjora has invited colleagues across subjects and geography to discuss the university sector’s development and challenges in the upcoming book “University Combat”. In this panel debate, some of the contributors participate in discussing how the many reforms and the economic-political pressure on the sector create challenges for employees and students and how the sector itself generates internal counter-forces.
Questions related to New Public Management and emphasis on the measurable, the role of the Norwegian academic language, structural changes (mergers, etc.) will come up in connection with the big questions: What do we want with the university? What role can and will it play in our society today and in the future?
Dag Hessen, Professor of Biology, University of Oslo
Bente Rasmussen, Professor Emerita of Sociology, NTNU
Sigrun Haugdal Hitland, student of Psychology, NTNU
Aksel Tjora, Professor of Sociology, NTNU
The panel is moderated by Emil Øversveen, PhD Fellow of Sociology, NTNU