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Eivind Senneset, UiB

Martina Vukasovic

Associate Professor, PhD programme coordinator
  • E-mailMartina.Vukasovic@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 84 53
  • Visitor Address
    Christies gate 17
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Multi-level multi-actor and multi-issue governance processes, primarily in the knowledge policy domains (higher education and research).
Specifically interested in the role of European stakeholder organizations in interest intermediation and policy transfer across governance levels, as well as the relationship between policy coordination and policy convergence.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2019). Is the Europe of Knowledge the talk of the town? Exploring how members of the European Parliament refer to higher education. European Journal of Education. 103-116.
  • Show author(s) (2018). University alliances in the Europe of knowledge: Positions, agendas and practices in policy processes. European Educational Research Journal. 349-364.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Tackling the multi-actor and multi-level complexity of European governance of knowledge: Transnational actors in focus. European Educational Research Journal. 325-334.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Higher education policy dynamics in turbulent times – access to higher education for refugees in Europe. Studies in Higher Education.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Stakeholder organizations in the European higher education area: exploring transnational policy dynamic. Policy and Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Policy Research. 109-126.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Not all markets are created equal: Re-conceptualizing market elements in higher education. . Higher Education. 855-870.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Higher Education Governance and Policy: An Introduction to Multi-issue, Multi-level, and Multi-actor Dynamics. Policy and Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Policy Research. 1-15.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Europeanization, cross-national policy transfer or opportunism of domestic policy entrepreneurs? A comparative study of impact of European initiatives in higher education. . Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. 269-287.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Concluding comments: when international, European and domestic influences collide. European Journal of Higher Education. 96-106.
  • Show author(s) (2014). When and how does Europe matter? Higher education policy change in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. Higher Education Policy. 403-423.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Universities and Public Contestation during Social and Political Crises: Belgrade University in the 1990s. PS: Political Science and Politics. 44-63.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Institutionalisation of internal quality assurance: focusing on institutional work and the significance of disciplinary differences. Quality in Higher Education. 44-63.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Change of higher education in response to European pressures: Conceptualization and operationalization of Europeanization of higher education. Higher Education. 311-324.
  • Show author(s) (2013). And Now for Something Completely Different? Re-Examining Hybrid Steering Approaches in Higher Education. Higher Education Policy. 447-461.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Quest for Quality for Students. Survey on students' perspectives. .
  • Show author(s) (2012). European integration in higher education in the Western Balkan countries (WBC): A review of literature. .
  • Show author(s) (2011). European integration and the transformation of higher education. .
  • Show author(s) (2016). Multi-level multi-actor dynamics of European knowledge policy-making.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2023). Role of national and transnational interest organizations in global knowledge governance .
  • Show author(s) (2023). Organising for excellence in education and research .
  • Show author(s) (2023). Co-creation of the European Universities Initiative (EUI): the role of higher education associations.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Transformative re-organisations and identity formation in higher education.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Homogeneity / heterogeneity of national level interest groups: the case of student unions.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Pressing problems in researching structural reforms and mergers in higher education.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Performance contracts and mergers in Norwegian HE: Exploring the interactions between concurrent policy reforms.
  • Show author(s) (2021). How organised interest shaped an EU flagship initiative: Higher education associations and the European Universities Initiative.
  • Show author(s) (2021). European cooperation in higher education: still going strong against all odds?
  • Show author(s) (2021). Eurasian higher education area: exploring the role of policy transfer in a regime complex.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Interest groups and intermediary structures in higher education in Western Europe.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Policy coordination and policy convergence in the Nordics.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Is Europe losing its mojo? Exploring the European side of differentiated integration in HE.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Regional policy coordination and policy convergence in higher education.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Inter-institutional Tensions in Multi-level Governance of Higher Education: European and National Level Ideas, Capabilities and Realities.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Comparing regionalisms within Europe: Balkans, Baltics, Benelux and Nordics in the context of multi-level governance.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Studying organizational change in higher educationin a multi-level governance context: Theoretical and methodological implications of using institutional theory.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Exploring patterns of participation of collective and individual actors in the Bologna Process: Implications for the analysis of European and national HE policy dynamics.
  • Show author(s) (2012). The role of European initiatives in higher education for national policy dynamics: cases of Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Between domestic concerns, policy transfer and Europeanization:Policy change with respect to internal organizational structure of universities in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Network dynamics of the Bologna process.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Europeanization of higher education systems and institutions: Theoretical expectations and empirical findings.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2017). Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education. Processes and Outcomes. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Show author(s) (2014). The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices. Peter Lang Publishing Group.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Effects of Higher Education Reforms: Change Dynamics. Brill|Sense.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Politikken som formet strukturreformen. Khrono.no.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2023). Interest Groups and Intermediary Structures in Higher Education Policy in Western Europe. 31 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). University Rankings and students’ information needs: what is the relation? 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The Looseness of Loose Coupling: The Use and Misuse of “Loose Coupling” in Higher Education Research. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Analysing policy positions of stakeholder organizations in higher education: What, how and why? 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). What kind of quality assurance leads to improved performance and accountability? The views of European students. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Stakeholder organizations and multi-level governance of higher education. . 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Multi-level, Multi-actor and Multi-issue Dimensions of Governance of the European Higher Education Area, and Beyond. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). European level policy dynamics in higher education. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Structural reform in higher education: An introduction. . 28 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Structural reform in European higher education: concluding reflections. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Partial horizontal differentiation in Croatian higher education: How ideas, institutions and interests affect the policy process. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Contestation over integration and autonomy of universities in the former Yugoslavia: how global and European ideas are used in domestic politics. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Quality assurance in Croatia and Serbia: Analysis of Changes of Policy and Internal Organizational Practices. 24 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Introduction. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). How Can and How Does Europe Matter? 42 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Epilogue. 4 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Dynamics of voluntary coordination: actors and networks in the Bologna Process. 29 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Higher education policy dynamics in a multi-level governance context: Comparative study of four post-Communist countries. 26 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Europeanization of the Education Function of Universities: Preliminary Comparison of Norway and Poland. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Change Dynamics and Education Reforms: Effects on Education, Research, Governance and Academic Profession. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Strategic Planning and Policy Formation. 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2010). INEQUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Definitions, Measurements, Inferences. The Serbian Case. 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Finance and Public Accountability. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Policy processes shaping the Norwegian Structural Reform.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (2011). Mechanisms of Change in Higher Education Institutions. Leadership and Governance in Higher Education. Handbook for Decision-makers and Administrators.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Governance of Higher Education in the Countries and Territories of Former Yugoslavia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Kosovo. Leadership and Governance in Higher Education. Handbook for Decision-makers and Administrators.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Principal investigator / project leader:

POLCAP - Policy capacity of interest groups (2021-2025, funded by Reserach Council of Norway)

NORHED - Decolonising Epistemologies: Disciplines and the University in relation to Society and the World (2021-2026, funded by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation)


Project partner:

Re-Structure - Evaluation of the 2015 Structural Reform in Norwegian Higher Education (coordinated by NIFU

Coupling - Organisational coupling of higher education institutions (coordinated by NIFU)