Program Leadership from a Nordic Perspective - Program Leaders' Power to Influence Their Program

Anna-Karin Högfeldt, Emma Strömberg, Anna Jerbrant, Anders Berglund, Peter Munkebo Hussmann, Jørgen Villadsen, Päivi Kinnunen, Lauri Malmi, Johan Malmqvist, Bjørn Baggerud

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In this paper a continuation research at five technical universities in Nordic countries (N5T network) in 2012 is presented, where the aim was to find out how the program leaders conceived their function, role and mandate, and the work situations between the universities were compared. The previous research demonstrated that program leaders have quite different positions, strategies and methods when it comes to monitoring and developing their programs. In this paper, a deeper investigation is carried out of the (im-) possibilities to make real influence on the study courses that constitutes the respective Engineering study programs. Eight program leaders from the five N5T universities have been interviewed, and the analysis of these studies, has culminated in a model for the analysis of program leadership for Engineering education development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 9th International CDIO Conference
Number of pages11
Publication date2013
Article number186
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventConceive Design Implement Operate (CDIO 2013): Engineering Leadership in Innovation and Design - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: 9 Jun 201313 Jun 2013


ConferenceConceive Design Implement Operate (CDIO 2013)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
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