Lassnigg, Lorenz and Hartl, Jakob and Unger, Martin and Schwarzenbacher, Iris (March 2017) Higher Education Institutions and Knowledge Triangle: Improving the interaction between education, research and innovation. IHS Sociological Series 118, 74 p.
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A critical review of the feasibility of the concept of the knowledge triangle (KT) as a basis for policy is presented. The research shows a gap between policy discourses and academic research. KT appears as a policy driven concept with superficial plausibility, however, has not been much analysed and evaluated. As a concept for policy making the KT seems complex and poorly understood. Few concrete approaches of the KT were observable (the European Institute of Innovation & Technology EIT and the more conceptual European Association of Institutions in Higher Education EURASHE concept).
The analysis provides an analytical framework and proceeds by looking at the three two-way-relationships included, and then tries to draw extrapolations towards the three-way relationship indicated by the KT. A focus is the ‘Third Mission’ of universities, that has various, and partly contradictory meanings. A basic challenge is that the concept requires a turn from the ongoing differentiation process in higher education towards (re)-integration.
|Item Type:||IHS Series|
|Additional Information:||revised version, March 2017 (April 2016)|
|Keywords:||Higher education, teaching, research, innovation, innovation policy|
|Research Groups:||Higher Education Research
in_Equality and Education
|Date Deposited:||15 Mar 2017 09:20|
|Last Modified:||15 Mar 2017 10:34|
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