Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Tuunainen, Juha
Organisation Uleåborgs universitet
Projektets titel Societally Engaged University: Observing Hybridity in University Organization
Beslutnr 316545
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 480 000
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Beskrivning av projektet
The project improves understanding of the consequences of the intensified societal engagement of the university. It applies ideas from systems theoretical understanding of organizations to analyze the ways in which university education is combined with economic and political concerns of the current innovation policy. The research objects studied include Helsinki Think Company (University of Helsinki), Business Kitchen (University of Oulu, Oulu University of Applied Sciences) and EU-financed network program EIT-digital (Aalto University). By analyzing these units and their educational programs the study 1) introduces a new perspective to organizational research on hybridization, 2) produces detailed descriptions of the decision-making processes by which universities respond to the societal expectations and alter their organizational structures and 3) offers valuable insights into how higher education and science can be productively integrated with economy and politics.