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Universities as change agents for sustainability – framing the role of knowledge transfer and generation in regional development processes
This paper explores opportunities for universities to contribute to local and regional development processes, apart from classical knowledge transfer within education and lifelong learning. In orderExpand
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Higher Education Institutions and Regional Development
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and their relations to regional development have raised political expectations and scientific interest since the middle of the twentieth century. The high numberExpand
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Lifelong Learning – the added value of informal learning activities for a sustainable development of rural regions
Lifelong Learning strategies are provoked by regional politics as necessity to cope with societal, demographic, natural and economic challenges within regional development processes. However theExpand
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Knowledge-Source and product of rural learning processes.
Verena Peer University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna and Institute of Spatial Planning and Rural Development, Austria; verena.peer@boku.ac.at Abstract: Knowledge – as placedExpand
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“Den Leuten ist es wichtig, dass etwas funktioniert und nicht, dass sie beteiligt werden” - Raumwissenschaftliche Befunde zur BürgerInnenbeteiligung
Beteiligung dient nicht nur der Herausbildung mundiger BurgerInnen, sondern vor dem Hintergrund knapper werdender kommunaler Finanzspielraume auch der gemeinsamen Suche nach kostendampfendenExpand
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Barriers to the Generation of University Spin-Offs: A Case Study of Vienna
The generation of spin-off businesses from university scientific research projects is a potentially important way that universities can contribute to building regional knowledge-based economies. ButExpand
Decentralised Higher Education Infrastructure in Rural Areas to Impede the Outmigration of Highly Qualified Young Women
Demographic change has been identified as one of the prevailing and enduring challenges confronting rural areas in Europe (EC 2010). This chapter focuses on the outmigration of young, qualified womenExpand