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Fredrik Bertilsson

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About me

My name is Fredrik Bertilsson and I am a researcher at the Division of History of Technology, Science, and Environment. My research concerns knowledge management and research policy. Especially, I am exploring the influence of humanistic knowledge on Swedish defence research from the 1970s onwards. This research interest includes exploring the possibilities of using humanistic knowledge for responding to contemporary challenges.

My research also concerns the introduction of rules and systems for assessing and managing the Swedish universities and university education. I defended my dissertation called Policy Making in the Age of Liberty: The Educational Commission and the Academic Constitution, 1738–1766 (2017) at Södertörn University. The thesis draws on an interest in how political objectives and notions of ideal social conditions are translated into university policy.

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