In response to the consultation on a new law in the university sector in Norway (NOU 2020: 3), several Members of New University Norway have written a letter containing a list of issues to be addressed in discussions of the sectors’ future. It is highly problematic how systemic issues are portrayed as individuals’ problems. We find the Official Norwegian Report to be a missed opportunity to address these issues. In our statement, we have 11 concrete remarks on the current situation in academia, to make policy makers aware of how neoliberal market ideas challenge the societal role and democratic functions of higher education institutions.

Our letter can be accessed here: Avgitt høringssvar