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Insight and Innovation in International Development

Universities in Transition

The Changing Role and Challenges for Academic Institutions

Editors: Göransson, Bo, Brundenius, Claes (Eds.)

  • Presents the results of the UNIDEV project, supported by IDRC and by the Swedish International Development Agency, SIDA
  • Showcases the role of universities as anchors of economic development and innovation
  • Offers solid advice for university administrators, policymakers and institutional leaders
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Globalization, the information age, and the rise of the knowledge-based economy are significantly transforming the way we acquire, disseminate, and transform knowledge. And, as a result, knowledge production is becoming closer and more directly linked to economic competitiveness. This evolution is also putting new and urgent demands on academic institutions to adjust to the changing needs of society and economy. In particular, there is growing pressure on the institutions of higher education and research in developed economies to find and affirm their new role in the national innovation system. Their counterparts in developing economies need to define their role in supporting emerging structures of the innovation system. This book examines the role of universities and national research institutes in social and economic development processes. Featuring contributions that showcase initiatives and innovations from around the world, including China, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Western Europe, it offers timely insight that will be of interest to policymakers, university administrators, economic and social leaders, and researchers alike.  

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Background and Introduction

    Göransson, Bo (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • In Search of Excellence? An International Perspective on Governance of University Research

    Benner, Mats

    Pages 11-24

  • The Evolving Role of Universities in Economic Development: The Case of University–Industry Linkages

    Reddy, Prasada

    Pages 25-49

  • Brazilian Universities and Their Contribution to Innovation and Development

    Mello, José Manoel Carvalho (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

  • Uruguay: Higher Education, National System of Innovation, and Economic Development in a Small Peripheral Country

    Arocena, Rodrigo (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-7508-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Universities in Transition
Book Subtitle
The Changing Role and Challenges for Academic Institutions
Editors
  • Bo Göransson
  • Claes Brundenius
Series Title
Insight and Innovation in International Development
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
International Development Research Centre
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7509-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7509-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7508-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 366
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