A NATIONAL DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Historically, universities and institutes have developed their own IT solutions for education and research. This has worked well but constitutes today a challenge for digitalization because fragmented solutions are expensive and an obstacle for interaction and cooperation. In addition, universities are challenged by new actors. Our research question is, how can a digital university be conceptualised and governed? And how should universities relate to the larger national and global digital ecosys-tems of higher education and research? Our empirical evidence is a study of the Norwegian Higher Education sector with a particular focus on the University of Oslo. We find that the sector, being unique in the world, has developed some successful shared solutions, and is also establishing a coor-dinated governance regime. Our contribution is to propose an Enterprise Architetecture for higher education, and to discuss the sector solutions in a digital infrastructure perspective.