University Autonomy under pressure in Denmark and Sweden

Outcry as ministry plans control of university boards – in Denmark

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Opposition is mounting to the government’s attempts to take greater political control of universities, reportedly by allowing the minister of higher education and science to decide who should be chair of each university’s board.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161013131728566

Minister in storm after overriding university autonomy – in Sweden

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Thirty-five university rectors, including the rectors of the major universities – Lund, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Uppsala, Chalmers University of Technology and the Karolinska Institute – as well as the Swedish National Union of Students have criticised the government for a decision which sets aside the principle of autonomy for universities.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161021131916723

Povl Tiedemann
October 2016

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