Cross-National Academic Perspectives
Chapter 4: External and Internal Sources of Financing for Universities.The Practice of Good Governance. Maria Hulicka
Chapter 4 External and Internal Sources of Financing for Universities. The Practice of Good Governance Maria Hulicka Introduction The globalisation of the economy and its knowledge-based transformation brings with it a set of challenges and a series of consequences. In order to cater for the needs of the unrelenting changes in society, a certain blending of educa- tion and academic research needs to take place at universities, along with the transfer of knowledge to the economy, based to an ever greater degree on high technologies. Awareness of this fact is also widespread in a Europe striving to defend the idea of the need to realise the Lisbon strategy. On 19th July this year, the European Commission announced that as part of the 7th Framework Pro- gramme (FP7 – the largest research programme running from 2007 to 2013 and with a total budget of 53 million euro) it was designating 7 billion euro for re- search contributing to the development of modern technologies to solve Eu- rope’s greatest problems. These are especially: climate change and energy secu- rity, including ways to make better use of energy; an ageing society; provision of public transport; and the growing need for healthy food (www.ec.europa.eu). At the IMUA international conference in Vancouver in late 2009, devoted to university management in a time of globalisation, one of the greatest challenges facing universities was identified as being the need to make them innovative. At a seminar run by HUMANE in 2008, the president of Maastricht University, in an...
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