Mergers between governmental research institutes and Universities in the Danish HE sector

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This article presents an analysis of the mergers in the Danish Higher Education (HE)-sector with a particular emphasis on the 2007 mergers involving universities and Government Research Institutes (GRIs). Furthermore, it follows the post-merger processes up to 2014/2015 at two Danish universities and examines the consequences of the changes seen from the perspective of the key stakeholders, the university managements and the employees. It is shown that the two cases differ in important respects, but also that the three groups of actors within each case have different views of both the processes and the outcomes. Finally, it is shown that it makes a significant difference whether a federal or a unitary structure is implemented after the merger, although each solution has both strengths and weaknesses.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
JournalEuropean Journal of Higher Education
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)41-55
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Special Issue: Mergers in Higher Education

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Higher education reform , university mergers , government research institutes, post-merger processes, federal or unified structures , employee reactions

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