Department of Education

Higher Education as Research Object (HERO)

Given the prodigious expansion of higher education during the last haft-century and its heightened strategic importance for society at large, it is quite remarkable that so little research has been devoted to the subject in Sweden. Uppsala University is an exception, where extensive research is currently devoted to the organization of higher education within Business Studies, its social structures within Sociology of Education, the idea of a university within Philosophy and the History of Science and Ideas, the management of the higher education sector within Political Science, etcetera. Higher Education as Research Object (HERO) is a multidisciplinary research network at Uppsala University aiming to further strengthen this multifaceted research through a series of initiatives, including joint seminar series, research workshops, and graduate student colloquia. Through this intensified collaboration between the research environments involved, the ambition is to make Uppsala University a central node internationally for research on higher education.


Article about HERO

Uppsala University recently published a news article about the HERO network and our upcoming conference.

Read the article here.

23 may, 9.00–17.30

Conference: En högre utbildning i "världsklass": Discipliner, professioner, institutioner

On the 23rd of May 2018 the research network HERO is organizing a conference on Swedish higher education.

More information about the conference can be found here.

Venue: The Humanities Theatre, English Park Campus.
Language: Swedish.

Organized by HERO.

HERO is financed by the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. If you would like to receive regular updates from the network, please contact Johan Boberg.