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Universities in Transition

The Changing Role and Challenges for Academic Institutions

  • Bo Göransson
  • Claes Brundenius

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Context

  3. Country Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. José Manoel Carvalho de Mello, Anne-Marie Maculan, Thiago Borges Renault
      Pages 53-76
    3. Jorge Núñez Jover, Luis Félix Montalvo Arriete, Isarelis Pérez Ones, Aurora Fernández González, José Luis García Cuevas
      Pages 97-118
    4. Burton L. M. Mwamila, Bitrina D. Diyamett
      Pages 171-191
    5. Rasigan Maharajh, Enver Motala, Mario Scerri
      Pages 193-218
    6. Anda Adamsone-Fiskovica, Janis Kristapsons, Erika Tjunina, Inga Ulnicane-Ozolina
      Pages 219-245
    7. Leonid Gokhberg, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Stanislav Zaichenko
      Pages 247-260
    8. Birgitte Gregersen, Jørgen Gulddahl Rasmussen
      Pages 283-305
  4. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327

About this book


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.  


Economic development education innovation innovation policy learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Bo Göransson
    • 1
  • Claes Brundenius
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Policy InstituteLund UniversityLundSweden

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