Economic Geography of Higher Education Knowledge infrastructure and learning regions pdf

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Economic Geography of Higher Education Knowledge infrastructure and learning regions by Roel Rutten, Frans Boekema and Elsa Kuijpers pdf

Economic Geography of Higher Education Knowledge infrastructure and learning regions by Roel Rutten, Frans Boekema and Elsa Kuijpers pdf.
Tilburg University was proud to host the international seminar on ‘Universities, Knowledge Infrastructure, and the Learning Region’ on 13 April 1999. The learning region is a very interesting and relatively new paradigm in science, the importance of which was discussed in a previous seminar in 1998.1 However, the relevance of the learning region paradigm stretches beyond the mere scientific.

Economic Geography of Higher Education Knowledge infrastructure and learning regions by Roel Rutten, Frans Boekema and Elsa Kuijpers pdf

Regions throughout Europe are making efforts to become ‘learning regions’. But their attempts can only be successful if all socio-economic actors are committed to concerted action to further the region’s ‘knowledge production system’. A wellfunctioning regional knowledge production system that is based on knowledge and, therefore, more durable will help a region gain a competitive advantage over other regions. There must be a network of learning and cooperation relations between businesses, education institutes, other knowledge and research organisations, consultancy agencies, and the government to support this knowledge production system.

Economic Geography of Higher Education Knowledge infrastructure and learning regions by Roel Rutten, Frans Boekema and Elsa Kuijpers pdf

Only intensive cooperation and knowledge exchange between these regional partners can ensure a region’s economic development in the knowledge-based economy of the twenty-first century. This message is not lost on the Executive Board of Tilburg University. After all, universities are potential key players in the development of the regional knowledge production systems described above. Universities – with their main tasks of scientific education and research – could be the driving institutions behind the realisation of learning regions.

Economic Geography of Higher Education Knowledge infrastructure and learning regions by Roel Rutten, Frans Boekema and Elsa Kuijpers pdf

Economic Geography of Higher Education Knowledge infrastructure and learning regions by Roel Rutten, Frans Boekema and Elsa Kuijpers pdf

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