Universitet under forandring

Rasmus Jeppesen, Eva Cathrine Højegaard Jensen, Camilla Louise Rasmussen, Søren Rasmussen & Nikolaj Lægaard Simonsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This report investigates how the Danish university as an institution has changed since the restructuring of the university law in 2003. The report is based on a theoretical foundation originating in a historical account of the ideals of the ‘modern university’. In the light of this, the societal position of the universities and how this has changed is analysed. The empirical foundation for the investigation includes the performance contracts entered into by the universities and the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education for the period 2012-2014. The analysis of these clarifies the expectations facing the Danish universities and points to the consequences such contracts may have for the continued development of the university as an institution. The report concludes that the growing universities are continuously opening up towards the surrounding society and are forced to adhere to more external requirements. This development can potentially damage the freedom currently enjoyed by the universities to plan and prioritise the scientific research undertaken.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato22 jan. 2013
VejledereRasmus Willig


  • universitetsloven 2003
  • Universitet
  • unviklingskontrakter 2012-2014