Betydningen af den danske forskningspolitik for den universitære forskning: The influence of the Danish research policy for the research at universities

Annika Vilstrup, Emil Tikander, Florian Hermann, Klaus Hansen, Signe Flink, Line Nilsson, Pernille Petersen & Troels Godballe

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In connection with a revision of the university act, due in spring 2009, this project seeks to examine, to what extent political regulation has increased, and what impact this has had upon research at Danish universities. An analysis has been carried out on the development of the Danish research policy in recent years, based on the new university act and the system of research funding. A number of scientific research concepts, are defined in order to assess the transformation of research, according to modus 1 and modus 2. The correlation between university research and research policy is discussed, based on an analysis of three representative research projects. It is concluded that the change in research policy induces an increased political regulation of Danish universities. According to the definitions advanced in the project, independent research with no political boundaries is rare. Increased competition for research funding and tighter control over scientists’ work has led to a trend of short-term and unoriginal research. As a result, the university has become a less desirable place to work. Due to this fact, universities are unable to attract elite scientists.

UddannelserBasis - Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato22 jan. 2009
VejledereNiels H. Jensen


  • Modus 1
  • Modus 2
  • Forskningsbevillinger
  • Forskningspolitik
  • Universitetslov