Forskningsfrihed under pres

Rikke Søgaard Sørensen, Anthon Harald Hougaard & Gustav Weber Kinch

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This project examines the concept of freedom of research. With a special focus on the Danish law after 2003 (the university reform) it is questioned whether the freedom of research is challenged today, where more and more research is based on external fundings.
Based on the writings of Heine Andersen and Hans Fink it is determined what the concept of freedom of research entails. By use of Olaf Pedersen and Peter C. Kjærgaard and Jens Erik Kristensen’s historical interpretations, this project investigates the origin of freedom of re-search and how it is correlated to the university. Here it is also examined whether the concept of freedom is still the same one today. It is also uncovered that there is an epistemological problem when you look into Thomas Kuhn’s paradigm theory and Karl Popper’s falsification-ism. Lastly the project concludes that the freedom of research is in fact challenged, and that externally funded research shouldn’t compete with the free research in the universities. Fur-thermore, it is concluded, that there must be a fourth level of freedom of research, which should be a governmental level ensuring the individual researcher his or her freedom of re-search.

UddannelserFilosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2019
Antal sider35
VejledereAksel Haaning


  • Forskningsfrihed
  • Universitetshistorie
  • Vidensdannelse
  • Fri forskning
  • Heine Andersen