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Future-proofing the University’s relevance through participating in a region’s Knowledge Economy / Gareth, Davies; Naomi, Joyce; David, Bolton

The University of the Future

Swansea University Authors: Gareth, Davies, Naomi, Joyce, David, Bolton

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This chapter explores the case of Swansea University through Infrastructure and Activity initiatives, identifying learning of potential benefit to other post-industrial regions. These initiatives emphasise the diverse interactions across ecosystems, and the timescales involved in supporting knowledg...

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Published in: The University of the Future
Published: 2019
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa52997
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Abstract: This chapter explores the case of Swansea University through Infrastructure and Activity initiatives, identifying learning of potential benefit to other post-industrial regions. These initiatives emphasise the diverse interactions across ecosystems, and the timescales involved in supporting knowledge-based regional economic development. Universities evolve over periods measured in decades and generations, though with increasing focus upon Research Excellence and Knowledge Exchange Frameworks providing added impetus to demonstrating societal relevance of university activity. This chapter demonstrates how, despite enormous contextual changes, a university role has remained one of enlarging the world of knowledge to the benefit of the community it serves.