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Regional engagement of universities and colleges in the

  1. 1. Regional Engagement of Universitiesand Colleges in the Glasgow RegionJohn TibbittPolicy Analyst Pascal/Glasgow University
  2. 2. PASCALInternationalObservatory  An international policy andC0-directors: research allianceProfessor Bruce Wilson, RMIT,Melbourne  Focussed on place, socialProfessor Mike Osborne,University of Glasgow capital and learning regionsMr Paul Crawford, NorthernIllinois University  Working from 4 centresProfessor Catherine Hoppers,UNISA, South Africa around the worldChair:  Cadre of expert AssociatesJarl Bengtsson, formerly OECD drawn from senior academic and policy-making positions
  3. 3. What does PASCALdo?  International R & D - PUREBringing research and policy - PUMRtogether  International ExchangeAccess to latest knowledge andideas on PASCAL themes ProgrammeOffer worldwide perspectives to  Knowledge Mobilisationlocal possibilities - Conferences - Publications - Online news and information services
  4. 4. PUREPascal Universities RegionalEngagement Project  Focus on contribution of HE to regional development  Expert visitsInvolves 17 regions including cityregions and more mixed andagricultural areas, and remoter  Locally determined actionrural regions inEurope, Africa, Australia and US. projects  Benchmarking engagement practiceAcademic Director:Professor Chris Duke  Opportunities for shared learning
  5. 5. BenchmarkingengagementPURE made use of 2 related  Domains for engagementbenchmarking instruments: - Regional development & InfrastructureFor HEIs the instrument was - Human Capitalbased closely on the one developed - Business processesby David Charles for HEFCE (2002) - Regional learning & Social CapitalFor regions, the benchmarking tool - Community Developmentwas specially developed for thePURE project - Cultural - Sustainability - Promotion of engagement within HEIs
  6. 6. Regional Engagementwithin Universitiesand CollegesActivities included: Commitment /management arrangementsPlace in HEI vision, mission &strategic planning CCResources for engagement ACRewarding and valueingengagement activity UWSStaff skills for engagement Com/man UGRegional involvement ingovernance of the HEI GSA GCU 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
  7. 7. Human CapitaldevelopmentActivities here include: Human CapitalAccess for students fromdisadvantaged backgrounds CCRetention of graduates ACInvolvement in regional skillsstrategies, local labour demands & UWSlabour market intelligence Human CapInvolvement of employers in UGcurriculum developmentCourse provision for GSAemployers, including CPD GCURelationships with local schools &colleges 0 1 2 3 4 5
  8. 8. BusinessDevelopment Business processes developmentActivities here include CCStrategic plan for business supportCreation of spin-out companies ACGraduate entrepreneurship & UWSbusiness skills Bus devCompany incubation UGStudent placements & internships GSAApplied research GCU 0 1 2 3 4 5
  9. 9. Regional learning &social capitaldevelopment Social CapitalActivities here include:Involvement in regionalgovernance CCContribution to regional economicand futures analysis ACParticipation in regional learning UWS Soc Capstrategy or activities UGStaff exchanges GSAConnecting regional partners tointernational networks GCU 0 1 2 3 4 5
  10. 10. Culturaldevelopment Cultural DevelopmentActivities here include: CCCultural strategyProvision of cultural facilities ACImpact of local tourism UWSPromoting regional cultural Culturalidentity UGSkills and spin-outs to cultural and GSAcreative industries GCUCommonwealth Games 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
  11. 11. Communitydevelopment Community developmentActivities here include: CCSupport to community-basedregeneration ACFacilities open for community use UWSContribution to healthy living &health promotion Com dev UGStudent community action GSACommunity-relevant research withcommunity partners GCUPromoting public debate 0 1 2 3 4 5
  12. 12. Sustainability Promoting SustainabilityActivities here include: CCSustainability in managinginstitution ACEnvironmental management ofestate UWSResearch on models for Sustainsustainably societies, and core UGsocietal challenges GSAPromoting education forsustainability GCU 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5
  13. 13. Profiles ofengagementHigh level of commitment toregional engagement Regional Engagement ProfileVariation between institutions on Com/manother domains, especially cultural 5development and community 4.5 4development Sustain 3.5 Human Cap 3 2.5 2 GCUGeneral strength in human capital 1.5 GSAdevelopment 1 0.5 UG 0 UWSScope for improvement in business Cultural Bus dev ACprocess development CCLowest engagement onsustainability issues Com dev Soc Cap
  14. 14. Engagement modelRegional Market InstitutionalContext Context Context Characteristics Students/ EconomyStakeholder Engagement ProcessExpectations Engagement Profile
  15. 15. Individual profile 1 GSA Com/man 5 4.5 4 3.5 Sustain Human Cap 3Specialist institution 2.5 2(GSA) 1.5 1 0.5 0 GSA Cultural Bus dev Com dev Soc Cap
  16. 16. Individual Profile 2 UWS Com/man 5 4.5 4 Sustain 3.5 Human Cap 3Regional university 2.5 2(UWS) 1.5 1 0.5 0 UWS Cultural Bus dev Com dev Soc Cap
  17. 17. Individual profile 3 AC Com/man 4.5 4 3.5 Sustain 3 Human Cap 2.5 2College of Further 1.5 1Education 0.5 0 AC(Anniesland) Cultural Bus dev Com dev Soc Cap
  18. 18. Individual profile 4 UG Com/man 4.5 4 3.5 Sustain 3 Human Cap 2.5 2Research intensive 1.5 1university 0.5 0 UG(UG) Cultural Bus dev Com dev Soc Cap
  19. 19. Some issues fordiscussion  The region and its international context  Reaching SMEsSome starters for discussion  Innovation  Incentivising engagement in HEIs  Co-opetition
  20. 20. Thank you forlisteningPASCAL OnlineOn the web:www.pascalobservatory.orgOn Twitter:www.twitter.com/obspascalOn Facebook:www.facebook.com/pascalobservatoryOBSERVATIONSwww.paper.li/obspascal/1306763381OBSERVATIONS Weekendwww.paper.li/obspascal/1310800287

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