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Universities' Third Mission: Indicators and Good Practices
2nd – 3rd February, 2012. International conference

Welcome to International Conference: "Universities' Third Mission: Indicators and Good Practices".

Date: Thu and Fri, 2nd and 3rd February 2012
Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin, Ireland

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In modern knowledge societies, universities play an increasingly important role in achieving economic growth and social progress. Their traditional missions of teaching and research are being broadened to include Third Mission activities that facilitate their engagement with society and industry. While the teaching and research missions of the university are well understood and frequently measured, its Third Mission is yet to be fully examined, and approaches to its measurement developed.



The Conference Universities’ Third Mission: Indicators and Good Practices, which will take place on Thursday, 2nd and Friday, 3rd February 2012 at the Wood Quay Venue in Dublin, Ireland, will discuss issues related to measuring the Third Mission, and, as final conference of the E3M Research Project, will provide an opportunity to present a set of indicators developed by the project, and to share good practices in attempts to develop a European-wide measurement framework for Third Mission activities.

The conference, designed as a highly interactive event, is aimed at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), accreditation and ranking agencies, policy makers, institutions working with universities in the areas of technology transfer and innovation, continuing education and social engagement, international organisations and other colleagues working on projects in similar areas and having interest in the development of Third Mission activities.

We look forward to seeing you on 2nd and 3rd February 2012 in Dublin!


Dr Ela Krawczyk
Conference Coordinator
College of Engineering and Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology

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