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					How can a university be globally
competitive and locally engaged:
  the Newcastle experience.
                     John Goddard
  Emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies
                          And
                NESTA Visiting Fellow
                 Newcastle University
               Lesson 1
• Use international institutions (e.g. EU,
  OECD) experience, expertise and status
  to shape the national agenda
               Lesson 2
• Seize windows of policy opportunity and
  build on them
University/region value added
               Lesson 3
• Continue bottom up partnership building
  and insert these into top down policy
  initiatives
            OECD report
• Higher Education and Regions: Globally
  Competitive and Locally Engaged
• Sponsored by Education AND Territorial
  Governance Divisions
The regionally engaged multi-modal and
         multi-scalar university
                   (after Arbo and Benneworth)
       ‘Global’                         National                       ‘Regional’
                                        policy



                                        TDP           S&T
       Inward
       investors
                                  IND         HE            LM




                                                                              Skills




                                                                                    Innovation
    Academic
    kudos
                       ‘Science                              Culture
                                           Hospital
                       park                                  village
                                                                            Culture



                                         ‘National’
                Lesson 4
• Use outsiders to peer review local
  partnerships
       5 Roles of Universities in
              Innovation
(National Endowment for Science, Technology and
   the Arts, UK)
• Driving forward the research frontier
• Giving people the skills for innovation
• Knowledge exchange and people transfer
• A node in an international network of
   knowledge
• Providing regional leadership
   – specialisation: focussing on strengths and
   the needs of regions
                Lesson 5
• Universities need access to innovation
  policy research capacity if they are to
  realise their potential
         Newcastle University:
         Key Business Drivers
• Maintaining and enhancing position as a
  research intensive University against
  strong national and international
  competition for staff, students and
  research grants and contracts
• Marketisation of higher education
  – Research Assessment Exercise
  – Top up fees, bursaries and scholarships
  – Local wage bargaining
          University Mission


“To be a world-class research intensive
  University, to deliver teaching of the
  highest quality and to play a leading role in
  the economic, social and cultural
  development of the North East of England”
                                  Business
                                  Support
                     Knowledge                            Knowledge
                     Transfer                             Economy
                                                  Research
Regeneration

Property                   NU Business

                                                     Education
                                                                 Skills

                             Policy



  Global                       National

               Newcastle University Business and Science City
               Lesson 6
• Build a common language that reveals
  mutual interest
        Capital of Culture Bid –
       University Cultural Quarter
• Creating spaces (buildings) where cultural
  activities can take place
• Creating places where the university and
  the community can come together
• Combining university and non-university
  activities in a collectively managed zone or
  quarter
               Lesson 7
• Ensure that engagement is not confined to
  science and technology
Transforming Health: International
         Centre for Life
• Institute of Human Genetics (University of
  Newcastle)
• NHS Genetics Testing Service
• Bioscience Centre - serviced incubator units
• Life Knowledge Park
• Life! Visitor attraction (Secret of Life Theatre,
  Big Brain Show, Life on the Edge ride)
• Education resource centre
• Politics, Ethics and Life Science Research
  Institutes
     Institute for Policy Ethics and Life
                    Science
• To enhance public participation in debates around new
  developments in genetics and life science
• To undertake research on the ethical, legal and social
  consequences for ordinary people in their everyday life
• To use these public sources and research data to engage
  in an informed critical and evaluative development with
  scientists and policy makers.



Key Assets: leading edge science, social science and
  strong regional identity
                Lesson 8
• Develop new ideas in a laboratory and
  then roll out across the institution and
  partnership
               Lesson 9
• Identify and support champions who can
  become boundary spanning role models
               Lesson 10
• Develop people who fill boundary
  spanning roles at all levels, working with
  local and national partners
Continue the Work of Building the
Bridge between HEIs and Regions
Higher Education
                                        Societal
    Drivers



                   Education                  Translation of
                   relevant to                 knowledge
                   work
                   LLL, Sector Skills, prof       into
                   quals, employability,
                   workforce education         innovation
                   (Relevance)                 (Applications)
Teaching                                                                         Research

                                                World class
                      Academic                  academic
                      education                 Research
                                                base


                                        Academic
                                                DR M.Wedgwood, Manchester Metropolitan University
Some agendas/expectations
                                        Societal
of HE

                 Widening                     Economic Growth
                 Participation/access
                 Sector Skills                Business
                                              Competitiveness
                 Graduate Employability
                                              Knowledge Transfer
                 Employer Engagement
                 and HE Targets               IP exploitation/spinout
                                              companies
                 Professional Quals
                                              Regional Development
                 Life Long Learning           and regeneration
                 Workforce Development
   Teaching      Foundation degrees                                               Research
                                             Academic Research
                 Graduates
                                             International research
                 Post Graduates              base
                 Higher Education Targets    Discipline advancement
                 Learning programmes         New knowledge
                 Intellectual Capital        World Class Knowledge
                                             Base




                                        Academic
                                                   DR M.Wedgwood, Manchester Metropolitan University,
A UK Research Intensive
                          Societal/employer
      University?




Teaching                                                                Research




                              Academic
                                         DR M.Wedgwood, Manchester Metropolitan University
Post 1992 University?
                        Societal




Teaching                                                          Research




                        Academic
                                   DR M.Wedgwood, Manchester Metropolitan University,
A Mixed Economy University?
                              Societal




   Teaching                                                             Research




                              Academic

                                         DR M.Wedgwood, Manchester Metropolitan University,

				
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