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Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education

Higher Education and Regional Development

Tales from Northern and Central Europe

Editors: Pinheiro, Rómulo, Young, Mitchell, Šima, Karel (Eds.)

  • Highlights the wider infrastructure required so that universities can develop relationships with local communities
  • Emphasises the importance of building connections outside of academia, especially for institutions which are on the periphery
  • Analyses how higher education can develop more regional bonds using the benefits of modern communication and strategies
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About this book

This book analyses the role of universities as critical actors in the socio-economic development of peripheral regions in Norway and the Czech Republic. Examining the ambiguities of the traditional mission of a university in comparison to contemporary demands, the editors and contributors move past single-case analyses to adopt an integrated conceptual and analytical framework. The authors question whether universities can indeed ‘fix’ the conditions of any region they operate in, as is a common assumption, by examining peripheral regions, many of which have been devastated by natural or man-made disasters. Simultaneously acknowledging the complexities at the heart of both higher education institutions and regions, this book brings together a set of critical contributions that shed light on how universities can fulfil their role in peripheral regions rather than knowledge-intensive cities and towns. This uniquely researched book will be of interest to students and scholars of higher education, universities and communities, and education policy.

About the authors

Rómulo Pinheiro is Professor in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Agder, Norway. 
Mitchell Young is Assistant Professor in the department of European Studies at Charles University, the Czech Republic. 
Karel Šima is Senior Researcher at Charles University, the Czech Republic.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • University Complexity and Regional Development in the Periphery

    Pinheiro, Rómulo (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Geography Versus University Functions-Regionally Based Networks: The Case of the Ústí Region

    Šebková, Helena (et al.)

    Pages 21-51

  • Designed for Regional Engagement? The Case of Telemark University College

    Pinheiro, Rómulo (et al.)

    Pages 53-77

  • Graduate Paradox at Jihlava: The Perspective of Stakeholders

    Šmídová, Michaela (et al.)

    Pages 79-110

  • Power, Institutions, and Periphery: What Can a Small University College Do?

    Karlsen, James

    Pages 111-134

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78643-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78642-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education and Regional Development
Book Subtitle
Tales from Northern and Central Europe
Editors
  • Rómulo Pinheiro
  • Mitchell Young
  • Karel Šima
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78643-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78643-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78642-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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