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Introduction: An Overview of the Research

Carmen Păunescu (), Katri-Liis Lepik () and Nicholas Spencer ()
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Carmen Păunescu: Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Katri-Liis Lepik: Tallinn University
Nicholas Spencer: Nortumbria University

Chapter Chapter 1 in Social Innovation in Higher Education, 2022, pp 1-8 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract The ambition for this book is to demonstrate how higher education institutions (HEIs) can respond to societal challenges, support positive social change and influence the international public discourse on social innovation. It attempts to answer the question, ‘how does the present higher education system, in different countries, promote social innovation and create social change and impact’. In answering this question, the book identifies factors driving success as well as obstacles. The book offers suggestions about how the present system can be improved both based on existing data and international literature on social innovation in higher education. The book presents a selected set of peer reviewed chapters presenting different perspectives against which relevant actors can identify and analyse social innovation in HEIs.

Keywords: Societal challenges; Higher education innovation; Context; Third mission; Higher education institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-84044-0_1

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