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Lars Geschwind

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About me

Lars Geschwind is Professor in Engineering Education Policy and Management and coordinator of the research group HEOS (Higher Education Organization Studies). His main research interests are higher education policy, institutional governance, academic leadership and management and academic work. He is currently involved in a number of projects focusing on change processes in higher education institutions, including e.g. governance and steering, quality assurance, academic careers and partnership with industry. Most studies include a comparative component and a historical perspective. Lars has professional experience from working on higher education and research from government agencies, private institute and international consultancy. He has held teaching and research positions at three different Swedish universities before joining KTH and is currently affiliated with Tampere University as docent in Higher Education Policy and Management . Lars holds a PhD degree in History, Master of Arts and a Teacher Training Certificate (upper secondary school), all from Uppsala University.

Ongoing projects:

  • Towards the Responsible University (Vetenskapsrådet NOS-HS)
  • The Academic Profession in the Knowledge Society
  • Performance-based governance in academia: professional practices and identities in transformation (Riksbankens jubileumsfond, Vetenskapsrådet, Forte and Formas)
  • Strategic Action and Response Strategies in a Changing Swedish Higher Education Landscape (Riksbankens jubileumsfond)
  • Effects of changes in leadership and management structures in Nordic higher education (Norwegian Research Council)
  • Longitudinal study of the merger of Uppsala University and University College Gotland (Uppsala University)
  • Strengthening African higher education research and expertise through establishing a joint/dual programme for doctoral degree and post-doctoral fellowship in higher education for policy and innovation studies (CHEPIS) (SIDA)
  • A Nordic Network for studies of mergers in higher education (Riksbankens jubileumsfond)


Degree Project in Technology and Learning, Second Cycle (LT200X), examiner | Course web

Doctoral Supervision (LH207V), teacher | Course web

Education, School and Society-Contemporary and Historical Perspectives (LT1014), course responsible | Course web

Literature Course; Research Seminars at ECE (FLF3006), examiner | Course web

Litterature Course; Education and Communication in Technology Sciences (FLF3004), examiner | Course web

Litterature Course; Education and Communication in Technology Sciences (FLF3003), examiner | Course web

Perspectives on Learning, Education and Governance (LT1051), examiner | Course web

Programme integrating course (LT1040), teacher | Course web

Supervising School Placements Students (LT1029), assistant | Course web