http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/174887_161806250531786_2075947517_q.jpgThe research group on higher education at University of Oslo, HEIK (Higher Education: Institutional Dynamics and Knowledge Cultures), has recently published a new issue in its working paper series. The working paper series features papers on various issues related to higher education research, both from HEIK members and selected guests who have been speakers at various HEIK academic seminars and similar events.
In this edition, dr. Romulo Pinheiro examines the establishment of a new university in Southern Norway and the types of challenges and contradictions this process creates. He concludes that in their quest to balance the global (excellence) and local (relevance) aspirations, the institution faces a number of challenges. The paper can provide valuable information to both higher education researchers and institutional managers.
You can download the working paper (pdf) here.

You can also view a video recording of the initial version of the paper being presented at a HEIK seminar
.