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UNIVERSITY POLITICS AND PRACTICE-BASED RESEARCH

ByTORSTEN KÄLVEMARK

The emergence of practice-based research in and through the arts is closely connected with politics of higher education and research, nationally and internationally. This connection is twofold. On the one hand the discussion around practice-based research as a special concept has in some countries been prompted or encouraged by politically motivated structural changes in the university landscape. On the other hand the development of practice-based research has led – and will certainly in the future lead to – significant changes in national research policies and institutional patterns.