Research and Policy Engagement

The MUM platform conducts research and contributes to policy development through a number of projects and policy engagement activities – conducted in collaboration with Vinnova and other network partners. Ongoing research projects and other activities, with links to publications and other written outputs, are described below.

The relation between academic research, funding systems and management

This doctoral research project (involving Ulrika Bjare and Nina Wormbs) focuses on experiences among researchers regarding the conduct of scientific work and how the governance of research…

Universities’ collaborative ecosystems

This postdoc research project (involving Emily Wise and other members of the MUM platform) examines the orchestration and governance of systemic change in innovation ecosystems…

The organization, funding and leadership of universities – Sweden in international comparison

This senior research project (involving Mats Benner) encompasses historical, institutionalist and comparative perspectives of Swedish universities…

An analysis of universities’ collaborative networks

This postdoc research project (under recruitment) explores universities’ networks, mobility and knowledge development interactions with surrounding society – using both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Structures, approaches and effects of universities’ collaboration with surrounding society

This postdoc research project (involving Eugenia Perez Vico and other members of the MUM platform) examines the organization, patterns and effects of Swedish universities’ collaboration…

Societal learning

This senior research project (involving Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Mats Benner, Erik Arnold and Sverker Sörlin) examines how social institutions interact in the development of problem solving…

Systemic transitions and effects on research and innovation policy

This senior research project (involving Sverker Sörlin and Mats Benner) explores systemic transitions and its effects on research and innovation policy…

Policy engagement

Related to the research projects described above, members of the MUM platform are involved in various national and international policy analyses and other studies on universities’ role in interaction with surrounding society…