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MARIH10 Theories of Organization and Change in Higher Education and Research Institutions 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education
Administrative Science, Higher Education Managem.
Faculty of Management

Learning outcomes

Student should be able to:
- understand the special nature of HEIs as organisations in terms of organising the production of education, research and innovation
- be familiar with some major organizational theories and use at least one theory to explain phenomena in higher education
- distinguish and assess various types of organisational culture in academic organisations
- understand organisational structures for HEIs and research organisations


Yuzhuo Cai, Teacher responsible


5-Mar-2018 – 4-May-2018
Lectures 25 hours
Course introduction and examples of using organisation theories (institutional theory) in higher education research
Mon 5-Mar-2018 at 10-14, LINNA K112, Yuzhuo Cai
Online lecture video (self-study)
Mon 12-Mar-2018 at 10-14, LINNA K106, Xueguang Zhou
Understanding organizations
Mon 19-Mar-2018 at 10-14, LINNA K106, Yuzhuo Cai
Characteristics of universities and colleges
Mon 26-Mar-2018 at 10-14, LINNA K106, Yohannes Mehari
Designing organizational structures in higher education
Wed 4-Apr-2018 at 12-14, PÄÄT E350, Jussi Kivistö
Independent work 92 hours
Seminar 8 hours
Literature seminar
Fri 20-Apr-2018 at 10-17, LINNA K112, Gaoming Zheng
Preparation for group assignments
Fri 4-May-2018 at 10-15, LINNA K106, Yuzhuo Cai


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

Grading 1-5.

Further information

Course is offered only for a selected number of doctoral students, exchange students, and KOHAMA students.

Note: MAX 5 exchange students with suitable background in social sciences can be accepted to the course.  

Enrollment: send an email to yuzhuo.cai[at]staff.uta.fi by 26th February 2018 and explain why you should be enrolled to this course.

Teaching schedule and lecture rooms will be updated only to Moodle course area.