Growing expectations placed on universities
The list of requirements placed on universities is long. They are expected to make higher education available to a growing number of students, attract new social groups to study programmes and meet diversified labour market requirements. At the same time, internationally competitive research is expected to solve issues concerning the world's future and applied research is supposed to boost the economy at the local level. These were the key findings of the study "The Place of Universities in Society" by the University of Oslo, commissioned by the Körber Foundation.