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 governance of university medical schools, the role of (academic) expertise in policy advice, higher education in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the role of student unions in higher education policy.

Courses taught

  • The Politics of Education Policy (BA)
  • Politics and the global higher education market (BA)
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics (BA)
  • Higher Education Policy & Governance (MA)
  • Conditions under which Higher Education operates (MA)
  • Research Methods (MA)


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


  • Dobbins, Michael & Jungblut, Jens (2018). Higher Education Governance, In Anne Hynds (ed.),  Oxford Bibliographies in Education.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780199756810.  Bibliography. 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.  s 1- 23 Show summary
  • 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 Patrick Wilhelm & Woelert, Peter (2018). The Changing Fortunes of Intermediary Agencies: Reconfiguring Higher Education Policy in Norway and Australia, In Peter Maassen; Monika Nerland & Lyn Yates (ed.),  Reconfiguring Knowledge in Higher Education.  Springer Nature.  ISBN 978-3-319-72831-5.  Kapittel 2.  s 25 - 48 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 Ellen Hazelkorn; Hamish Coates & Alexander C. McCormick (ed.),  Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 978 1 78536 974 2.  24.  s 321 - 331
  • 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 Adrian Curaj; Ligia Deca & Remus Pricopie (ed.),  European Higher Education Area: The Impact of Past and Future Policies.  Springer Nature.  ISBN 978-3-319-77407-7.  19.  s 321 - 334 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Chou, Meng-Hsuan; Jungblut, Jens; Ravinet, Pauline & Vukasovic, Martina (2017). Higher Education Governance and Policy: An Introduction to Multi-issue, Multi-level, and Multi-actor Dynamics. Policy & Society: Journal of public, foreign and global policy.  ISSN 1449-4035.  36(1), s 1- 15 . doi: 10.1080/14494035.2017.1287999
  • 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), s 323- 348 . doi: 10.1177/0952076716679223 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Maassen, Peter (2017). Types of Higher Education Systems, In Jung Cheol Shin & Pedro N. Teixeira (ed.),  Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions.  Springer Science+Business Media B.V..  ISBN 978-94-017-9553-1.  reference work entry.
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Rexe, Deanna (2017). Higher education policy in Canada and Germany: Assessing multi-level and multi-actor coordination bodies for policy-making in federal systems. Policy & Society: Journal of public, foreign and global policy.  ISSN 1449-4035.  36(1), s 49- 66 Show summary
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Weber, Regina (2017). Karriereschmieden und Jugendorganisationen? Die Rolle von Parteijugendorganisationen am Beispiel der Jusos in der SPD. Zeitschrift für Politik.  ISSN 0044-3360.  64(2), s 115- 142
  • Jungblut, Jens & Vukasovic, Martina (2017). Not all markets are created equal: Re-conceptualizing market elements in higher education.. Higher Education.  ISSN 0018-1560.  75(7), s 855- 870 . doi: 10.1007/s10734-017-0174-5
  • 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), s 1421- 1436 . doi: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1101755
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm (2016). From preferences to policies in coalition governments—Unpacking policy making in European higher education. Public Policy and Administration.  ISSN 0952-0767.  32(4), s 323- 348
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm (2016). Re-distribution and public governance – the politics of higher education in Western Europe. European Politics and Society.  ISSN 2374-5118.  17(3), s 331- 352 . doi: 10.1080/23745118.2016.1140395
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Jungblut, Marc (2016). All different? All equal? differentiation of universities’ mission statements and excellence initiatives in Germany. Science and Public Policy.  ISSN 0302-3427.  44(4), s 535- 545 . doi: 10.1093/scipol/scw082
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm (2015). Bringing political parties into the picture: a two-dimensional analytical framework for higher education policy. Higher Education.  ISSN 0018-1560.  69(5), s 867- 882 . doi: 10.1007/s10734-014-9810-5

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  • Cloete, Nico; Goedegebuure, Leo; Gornitzka, Åse; Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Stensaker, Bjørn (ed.) (2016). Pathways through higher education research: A festschrift in honour of Peter Maassen. Department of Education, University of Oslo.  ISBN 978-82-569-7044-5.  166 s.

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  • Elken, Mari; Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm & Vukasovic, Martina (2016). Multi-level multi-actor dynamics of European knowledge policy-making..
  • Esterhazy, Rachelle & Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm (2016). „When I write my master’s thesis“ – The formation of higher education researchers and professionals through the Oslo higher education master’s programs, In Nico Cloete; Leo Goedegebuure; Åse Gornitzka; Jens Patrick Wilhelm Jungblut & Bjørn Stensaker (ed.),  Pathways through higher education research: A festschrift in honour of Peter Maassen.  Department of Education, University of Oslo.  ISBN 978-82-569-7044-5.  23.  s 129 - 136

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