Missions: incompatible?

Sánchez-Barrioluengo, M.
Research Europe

In recent decades, universities and other higher education institutions have undergone remarkable structural and functional changes aimed at broadening their remit. There is a growing international emphasis on universities’ interactions beyond academia—with companies, governments and not-for-profit institutions—with the expectation that research can be a driver of economic growth and technological and societal progress. This has been called the third mission of universities, sitting alongside their traditional goals of teaching and research...