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Community engagement of university: analysis of the international documents

- Власова, І.В. ( (2021) Community engagement of university: analysis of the international documents Innovative Pedagogy (38). pp. 215-218. ISSN 2663-6085

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European strategic documents («Rome Ministerial Communiqué. Annex IІ Principles and Guidelines to Strengthen the Social Dimension of Higher Education in the EHEA”, “Renewed EU agenda for higher education’) and analytical reports of the international organizations are analyzed. Community engagement as a process whereby higher education institutions engage with external community stakeholders to undertake joint activities is outlined. Priorities of European higher education for university community engagement are identified, which include: “Building inclusive and connected higher education systems” and “Ensuring higher education institutions contribute to innovation”. Within the first priority, universities are engaged in the development of their cities, regions, communities through contributing to development strategies, cooperation with businesses, the public and voluntary sectors, development of joint educational programs, involvement of local community representatives in teaching and implementation of research projects, etc. Within the second priority universities are engaged through the development of new solutions to economic, social and environmental problems, cooperation with future employers, investment in innovation on the principle of “Smart Specialization” and etc. The essence and difference between the terms “civic university” and “civically engaged university” are clarified. The key areas that have the potential to increase the community engagement of European universities are identified, which include: reforming academic careers, promoting interdisciplinarity and strengthen civic engagement. The characteristics of universities until 2030 are defined. All of Europe’s universities will be open, transformative, transnational, sustainable, diverse, engaged, strong, autonomous and accountable. The correlation between the concepts of university autonomy and university social responsibility, university social responsibility and university funding; university social responsibility and university accountability is examined.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: innovation investment, smart specialisation, sustainable development, civic university, civically engaged university, civic university agreements, university autonomy, university social responsibility, university funding.
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 378 Higher education. Universities. Academic study
Divisions: Institute of Higher Education > Department Interaction between Universities and Society
Depositing User: м.н.с. О.С. Литовченко
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2022 16:31
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2022 16:31


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