Universities and regional development : a critical assessment of tensions and contradictions
Source:International studies in higher education, Routledge, London ; New York, p.265 (2012)
Call Number:Cubb LC237 .U495 2012
Keywords:Community and college--Cross-cultural studies, Community development--Cross-cultural studies, Education, Higher--Economic aspects--Cross-cultural studies
Summary: "Universities are under increasing pressure to help promote socio-economic growth in their local communities. However until now, no systematic, critical attention has been paid to the factors and mechanisms that currently make this process so daunting. In Universities and Regional Development, scholars from Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia critically address this knowledge gap, focusing on policy, organization, and the role of individual actors to uncover the challenges facing higher education institutions as they seek to engage with their regions. In a systematic and comparative manner, this book shows internal and external audiences why, how, and when the institutionalization of universities' "third missions" should take place, "--Provided by publisher.