Rethinking the ‘third mission’: UK universities and regional engagement in challenging times

Lebeau, Yann ORCID: and Cochrane, Allan (2015) Rethinking the ‘third mission’: UK universities and regional engagement in challenging times. European Journal of Higher Education, 5 (3). pp. 250-263. ISSN 2156-8243

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Drawing on the experiences and statements of two universities, this article sets out to relate current trends and discourses of engagement of UK higher education institutions with their regional environment in the context of major policy shifts in higher education and in regional governance. The “third mission” is considered as an aspect of what universities do in place and in relation to other place-based agencies. In this process of exploration, we attempt to identify adjustment behaviours and discourses in contrasting regional contexts and to relate them to the unequal power of universities and to their structural embeddedness in a local socio-economic and policy fabric.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Institutionalizing Universities’ Third Mission
Uncontrolled Keywords: universities,regional engagement,embeddedness,third mission,marketisation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Higher Education and Society
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 07:22
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 00:55
DOI: 10.1080/21568235.2015.1044545

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