'Alternative' universities revisited: a study of the distinctiveness of universities established in the spirit of 1968

Jeroen Huisman, Jorunn D. Norgård, Jørgen Gulddahl Rasmussen, Bjørn Stensaker

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    Abstract

    In the late 60s and early 70s,several universities were set up in variousEuropean countries with the intention ofproviding an alternative to establishedinstitutions of higher education. The newuniversities were expected, amongst otherthings, to experiment with new forms ofleadership and management internally, giveteaching and learning higher priority, and tobe regional relevant institutions for the areain which they were located. The paper analysesto what extent three such universityestablishments: Aalborg University in Denmark,Maastricht University in the Netherlands andTromsø University in Norway have managed tomaintain and develop their alternative profileduring the last thirty years. The studysuggests that even though the universities insome areas have adapted to environmentalpressure, they have managed to keep theirprofile as innovative and alternative.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)315-332
    Number of pages18
    JournalTertiary education and management
    Volume8
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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