Tag Archives: higher education

Beyond the university gate: Why the politics of higher education matter

June 14, 2018


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Do We Need Public Research Funding?

March 8, 2017


Geuna-UniversityAldo Geuna and Federica Rossi explore the many ways in which universities contribute to economic development and growth. […]

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Re-asserting the public good role of higher education in turbulent times

November 25, 2016


istock-597235282-trinity-college-dublinJohn Goddard and Ellen Hazelkorn examine the policy and leadership challenges of higher education’s engagement with the outside world. […]

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Fostering Entrepreneurial Higher Education Institutions – by Prof. Dana T. Redford

March 6, 2014

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The entrepreneurial university concept can be used to consolidate efforts in entrepreneurship across a university and is best utilized in helping an institution formulate a strategic direction (Clark, 1998). It helps to focus academic goals and convert the knowledge produced at the university into economic and social utility (Etzkowitz, 2003). It can be said that, “Just as the university trains individual students and sends them out into the world, the entrepreneurial university is a natural incubator, providing support structures for teachers and students to initiate new ventures: intellectual, commercial and conjoint” (Etzkowitz, 2003, p.111). In order to achieve this status, the entrepreneurial university needs to become a more entrepreneurial organization with the members of their academic community becoming potential entrepreneurs, and the interaction with their ecosystems need to follow an entrepreneurial pattern (Ropke, 1998). […]

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