Universities’ Third Mission: Tackling structural and cultural barriers by Rómulo Pinheiro

Rómulo Pinheiro (University of Agder and Agderforskning/Centre for Advanced Studies in Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS))

Despite increasing awareness towards the important role that universities play in society and the economy through their third missions – of regional development, innovation, outreach, etc. – a series of key challenges remain largely unaddressed. Structurally, a balance needs to be achieved between the core tasks of teaching and research, which take the bulk of the…