The contribution of higher education institutions to strengthen socio-economic development of peripheral regions in Norway and the Czech Republic

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

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Project
RegionNational coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCZ09 - Czech-Norwegian Research Programme
Title of the ProjectThe contribution of higher education institutions to strengthen socio-economic development of peripheral regions in Norway and the Czech Republic
Project Website

http://www.perifproject.eu/

Number of the Project7F14442
Project Promoter

Center for Higher Education Studies

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Agderforskning AS

Objective of the Project

The basic research objective of the project “The contribution of Higher Education Institutions to Strengthen Socio-economic Development of Peripheral Regions in Norway and the Czech Republic” is to identify, assess and strengthen the possible ways of mutual influence and collaboration between regions and higher education institutions performing in these regions. The ultimate aim is to help strengthen local development processes by critically analysing regional dynamics and strategic imperatives and the ways in which these are being addressed (or not) by higher education institutions (through research and teaching activities as well as their “third roles”). In so doing, one of the project’s main aims is to strengthen the basis for long-term collaboration between regional actors at various levels and higher education institutions.

The above mentioned theme will be the subject of research in peripheral regions of the Czech Republic and Norway and in higher education institutions located and functioning in these regions. The research will focus on the processes and structures constraining and/or enabling higher education institutions to more actively contribute to of the broader development of their host regions. The international collaboration, cross-country/case comparisons and overall assessment and recommendations represent significant innovations in this area.

Approved grant

19 967 000 CZK

Project DurationStart date: 1st May 2015, End date: 30th April 2017