Jens Jungblut

Associate Professor
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Phone +47-22856258
Room 917
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk B 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

My main research interests include among others party politics, policy-making, and public governance in the knowledge policy domain (higher education & research), organizational change in higher education, the role of (academic) expertise in policy advice, higher education in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the role of student unions in higher education policy.

Teaching profile


I have a background in political science with a focus on public policy / public administration as well as comparative politics. Before joining the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR) at Stanford University. Prior to that I was a postdoctoral researcher and the coordinator of the thematic area "Governance and Organization" at the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER) at the University of Kassel.

I received my PhD from the University of Oslo (2016) and I hold a master's degree (Magister Artium) in political science from the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz (2010). I was a visiting researcher at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford and the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. In addition, I taught courses at the Political Science Departments of the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, the Georg-August-University Göttingen, and the Nanyang Technological University Singapore.

Positions held

Other information

Tags: Public Policy and Administration, Organisation Theory, Neo-institutionalism, Party Politics, Higher Education Policy, Research policy


  • Stensaker, Bjørn; Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Mihut, Georgiana (2021). Strategic advisory boards – the emergence of shadow governance in universities? International Journal of Leadership in Education. ISSN 1360-3124. doi: 10.1080/13603124.2021.1913237.
  • Jungblut, Marc & Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm (2021). Do organizational differences matter for the use of social media by public organizations? A computational analysis of the way the German police use Twitter for external communication. Public Administration. ISSN 0033-3298. doi: 10.1111/padm.12747.
  • Zapp, Mike; Jungblut, Jens & Ramirez, Francisco O. (2020). Legitimacy, stratification, and internationalization in global higher education: the case of the International Association of Universities. Tertiary Education and Management. ISSN 1358-3883. doi: 10.1007/s11233-020-09062-0. Full text in Research Archive
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm; Maassen, Peter & Elken, Mari (2020). Quo Vadis EHEA: Balancing Structural Continuation and Political Variety, European Higher Education Area: Challenges for a New Decade. Springer. ISSN 9783030563158. p. 391–415. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-56316-5_25. Full text in Research Archive
  • Reymert, Ingvild S; Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Borlaug, Siri Brorstad (2020). Are evaluative cultures national or global? A cross-national study on evaluative cultures in academic recruitment processes in Europe. Higher Education. ISSN 0018-1560. doi: 10.1007/s10734-020-00659-3. Full text in Research Archive
  • Blum, Sonja & Jungblut, Jens (2020). Besondere Freiheit, besondere Verantwortung? Eine empirische Studie zur deutschen Politikwissenschaft in der Politikberatung / Academic Freedom, Academic Responsibility? An Empirical Study on the Policy-advisory Role of German Political Scientists. Der moderne Staat. ISSN 1865-7192. 13(2), p. 486–506. doi: 10.3224/dms.v13i2.12. Full text in Research Archive
  • Jungblut, Jens (2020). European Research Area. In Amey, Marylin J. & David, Miriam E. (Ed.), SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education. Sage Publications. ISSN 9781473942912. p. 491–496. doi: http%3A/
  • Jungblut, Jens (2020). Nordic Countries, Higher Education in. In Amey, Marylin J. & David, Miriam E. (Ed.), SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education. Sage Publications. ISSN 9781473942912. p. 1103–1108. doi: http%3A/
  • Seidenschnur, Tim; Veiga, Amélia; Jungblut, Jens & Magalhães, António (2019). Hopes, beliefs, and concerns: narratives in German and Portuguese universities regarding Brexit. Higher Education. ISSN 0018-1560. 79(5), p. 867–884. doi: 10.1007/s10734-019-00443-y. Full text in Research Archive
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm; Vukasovic, Martina & Steinhardt, Isabel (2018). Higher education policy dynamics in turbulent times – access to higher education for refugees in Europe. Studies in Higher Education. ISSN 0307-5079. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2018.1525697. Full text in Research Archive
  • Jungblut, Jens; Stensaker, Bjørn & Vukasovic, Martina (2018). What kind of quality assurance leads to improved performance and accountability? The views of European students. In Hazelkorn, Ellen; Coates, Hamish & McCormick, Alexander C. (Ed.), Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 978 1 78536 974 2. p. 321–331. doi: 10.4337/9781785369759.00034.
  • Dobbins, Michael & Jungblut, Jens (2018). Higher Education Governance. In Hynds, Anne (Eds.), Oxford Bibliographies in Education. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780199756810. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hladchenko, Myroslava; Dobbins, Michael & Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm (2018). Exploring Change and Stability in Ukrainian Higher Education and Research: A Historical Analysis Through Multiple Critical Junctures. Higher Education Policy. ISSN 0952-8733. p. 1–23. doi: 10.1057/s41307-018-0105-9.
  • Vukasovic, Martina; Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm; Chou, Meng-Hsuan; Elken, Mari & Ravinet, Pauline (2018). Multi-level, Multi-actor and Multi-issue Dimensions of Governance of the European Higher Education Area, and Beyond. In Curaj, Adrian; Deca, Ligia & Pricopie, Remus (Ed.), European Higher Education Area: The Impact of Past and Future Policies. Springer Nature. ISSN 978-3-319-77407-7. p. 321–334. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-77407-7_20. Full text in Research Archive
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Woelert, Peter (2018). The Changing Fortunes of Intermediary Agencies: Reconfiguring Higher Education Policy in Norway and Australia. In Maassen, Peter; Nerland, Monika & Yates, Lyn (Ed.), Reconfiguring Knowledge in Higher Education. Springer Nature. ISSN 978-3-319-72831-5. p. 25–48. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-72832-2_2. Full text in Research Archive
  • Vukasovic, Martina; Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Elken, Mari (2017). Still the main show in town? Assessing political saliency of the Bologna Process across time and space. Studies in Higher Education. ISSN 0307-5079. 42(8), p. 1421–1436. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1101755.
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm (2017). From preferences to policies in coalition governments?Unpacking policy making in European higher education. Public Policy and Administration. ISSN 0952-0767. 32(4), p. 323–348. doi: 10.1177/0952076716679223. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Vabø, Agnete; Reymert, Ingvild S; Borlaug, Siri Brorstad & Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm (2021). Barriers to recruitment to academic positions.
  • Maassen, Peter; Jungblut, Jens & Elken, Mari (2020). Quo vadis European Higher Education Area: balancing structural continuation and political variety.
  • Reymert, Ingvild S; Jungblut, Jens & Borlaug, Siri Brorstad (2019). National or global standards? A cross-national study on assessment criteria in academic recruitment processes in Europe.

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