chapter  13
15 Pages

Future perspectives on universities and peripheral regional development

ByLisa Nieth, Paul Benneworth

The final chapter presents the practical implications arising from consequences of tensions emerging when universities engage with actors in peripheral regions. Recommendations to education/science ministries require ensuring that national policy frameworks do not lead universities to downgrade regional missions, whilst regional policy-makers should pay attention to key university actors who may not be their strategic leaders. The volume concludes by arguing that policy-makers and practitioners should seek to better understand the tensions inherent in collaboration as an antecedent to developing better, more implementable, and ultimately more successful strategies for knowledge-based regional development in economically peripheral regions.