Investigation committee on higher education: Too much control in details

Judgment on the universities and university colleges in Norway. The sector wants more money to fix the problems, and Tora Aasland promises nothing.

“Such a remarkable part of the money is earmarked and that means that the room for independent action is more or less gone. The sector therefore loses its ability to be innovative. This means that factories will be prioritized over institutions of education, says Svein Harberg, department representative in the Committee of church, education and research.

He thinks the university and university college sector has for a long time worried about the control in detail from the department, and that therefore none of the published information is news.

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Source: Universitas

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