Are some technical universities better than others?

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Technical universities is an omnibus concept, which may conceal variations. This is the fundamental assumption of this chapter, which deals with three technical universities in three European countries: KTH in Sweden, DTU in Denmark, and EPFL in Switzerland. Based on an analysis of scientific impact profiles and their alignment with government steering, funding and internal organisation and leadership, it is concluded that there are marked variations between the three technical universities. It cannot be said that one technical university is better than others; only that they configure tasks and roles differently.




Benner, M. (2020). Are some technical universities better than others? In Higher Education Dynamics (Vol. 56, pp. 27–43). Springer Science and Business Media B.V.

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