Monthly Archives: March 2015


Time to acknowledge the elephant in the room

How democratic a merger? Wednesday 25. Minister of Education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen will be presenting his plans for the upcoming merger process of Norwegian universities. This process is top-down, the four PhDs argues.

A flawed process of employee consutation

Jacobsen, Andresen, Refstie and Marsland: “While rector Gunnar Bovim  and the SVT faculty highlight participation as a fundamental aspect of the processes going on at NTNU, our experience is that “participation” is being used to legitimize an agenda and decisions that have already been made.” ( from the campus meetings where Bovim explained the process to university employees.