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dc.contributor.authorSmeby, Jens-Christian
dc.contributor.authorTrondal, Jarle
dc.description.abstractThe article examines whether the increase in international contacts among university researchers is an impact of a general globalisation trend, or whether it is an effect of policy initiatives on national and supranational levels such as EU research programmes. The present study demonstrates that the sheer volume of international contacts among Norwegian university staff has increased substantially during the last 20 years with respect to conference participation, guest lecturing, study and research visits, peer review work, research collaboration and international publishing. While patterns of international visits have not changed with respect to geographical pattern, research collaboration and co-authoring has become increasingly directed towards other European and Nordic countries. Moreover, we demonstrate a homogenisation between fields of learning regarding the degree of international contact, but there are significant differences in geographical orientation. We conclude that general trends of globalisation and regional policy initiatives from the EU are supplementary rather than contradictory with respect to international contacts among Norwegian university staff. Data are drawn from studies based on questionnaires carried out in 1981, 1991 and 2000 among all tenured faculty members of Norway’s four universities.no_NO
dc.publisherCentre for European Studies, Agder University Collegeno_NO
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCES Working Papers;2003:3
dc.titleGlobalisation or europeanisation? : international contact among university staffno_NO
dc.typeWorking paperno_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Social science: 200::Political science and organizational theory: 240no_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Social science: 200::Education: 280no_NO
dc.source.pagenumber34 p.no_NO

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