Episode 42 of our podcast series features dr. Tatiana Fumasoli from ARENA, the Centre of European Studies at the University of Oslo. In the podcast she reflects on the issue of autonomy and shares some preliminary and highly interesting findings on a recent project focused on examining how Norwegian and other Western European universities use and interpret autonomy in the context of balancing excellence with socio-economic relevance.
Dr. Tatiana Fumasoli is employed as a post-doctoral fellow at ARENA in University of Oslo. She holds a PhD (2011) in Communication Sciences from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). Her thesis was called ‘Strategy as evolutionary path. Five higher education institutions on the move’. Prior to her PhD she obtained an Executive Master in Communications Manafgement from USI and worked as a researcher at CORe (Centre for Organizational Research) Faculty of Economics at the USI.
She is also a member of the UACES Collaborative Research Network on the European Research Area (ERA-CRN).
Her main research interests are linked to higher education research, management sciences, and organisation theory.