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


  • 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 Show summary
  • 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
  • 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), s 486- 506 . doi: Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jungblut, Jens (2020). European Research Area, In Marylin J. Amey & Miriam E. David (ed.),  SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 9781473942912.  chapter.  s 491 - 496
  • Jungblut, Jens (2020). Nordic Countries, Higher Education in, In Marylin J. Amey & Miriam E. David (ed.),  SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 9781473942912.  chapter.  s 1103 - 1108
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm; Maassen, Peter & Elken, Mari (2020). Quo Vadis EHEA: Balancing Structural Continuation and Political Variety, In  European Higher Education Area: Challenges for a New Decade.  Springer.  ISBN 9783030563158.  NA.  s 391 - 415 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. Show summary
  • 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.
  • 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), s 867- 884 . doi: 10.1007/s10734-019-00443-y Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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 . doi: 10.1057/s41307-018-0105-9 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.

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  • 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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