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Research Programme EPOKE - Education, Policy and Organisation in the Knowledge Economy

EPOKE - Education, Policy and Organisation in the Knowledge Economy

  • Exploring historically, ethnograhically and sociologically the changes associated with the so-called globalised knowledge economy.
  • Profile


Fazal Rizvi, professor of Global Studies at University of Melbourne, visited EPOKE for three weeks in October 2014. A public talk on Western policy responses to The Rise of Asian Higher Education was among his many activities here.

Dr. Rajani Naidoo of the University of Bath explains how higher education is becoming increasingly market driven, thus becoming less interested in the common good. Dr. Naidoo gives advice to the Danish education system on what to prioritize and what to avoid.


Research Programme Director

Dirk Michel-Schertges
Dr. phil., Associate professor


+ 45 87163932


Dan Fog Enevoldsen

+45 8716 3575


About the programme

Transnational agencies proclaim that the future lies in a global knowledge-based economy and society. They give universities and education a central role in driving all aspects of this economy. Through sociological, historical and ethnographic research this programme explores critically changes associated with the emergence of a global knowledge-based economy and society through three inter-related contexts:

1. Comparative inter/national policies

2. New forms of organisation and their pedagogies

3. Academic practices – university and higher education, research and knowledge dissemination