In the framework of the UNIKE project, a winter school is arranged at the University of Oslo, Mon 30 Nov — Fri 04 Dec. The main theme for the winter school is “Mapping knowledge economies”. Target group for the winter school is PhD students and early career researchers. The winter school composes of three main pillars:
- Scientific Training Package: Mapping knowledge economies
- Complementary Training Package: Genres of research writing
- Aspects of Doctoral Education: Training the mobile, modern knowledge worker
The main idea is to combine UNIKE’s specific contribution to the study of higher education – that is, the mix of political economy and ethnography – with the focus of the host institution, in this case, The University of Oslo. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about different ways of theorising knowledge economies – focusing on governance, financialisation and new relations between universities and different industrial sectors and changing perspectives on knowledge work. In the part that focuses on complementary skills, the focus will be on learning to translate one’s own research into policy advice through the writing of policy briefs; in this, the fellows will be helped by academics from The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU). Last, but not least, the part of the winter school that focuses on aspects of doctoral education will comprise a policy analysis and a writing workshop in which participants will be able to use their own experiences of mobility in doctoral education to reflect on broader processes of producing flexible and mobile workers for knowledge economies.