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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.” (ill.photo from the campus meetings where Bovim explained the process to university employees.