The State of University Policy for Progress in Europe
AbstractHigher education contributes to economic innovation. This study measures and compares the extent to which national governments’ policies foster this contribution across Europe. The study stresses the relevance of policies which are ‘empowering’ for higher education institutions, or in other words provide them with appropriate resources and regulatory environments. The assessment relies on quantitative scores, based on the contribution of policies regarding funding and autonomy to higher education performance in education, research and economic innovation, using non-arbitrary weights and eighteen policy indicators across 32 European countries. A large number of countries belong to a ‘middle group’ in our overall assessment, indicating a relative cohesion in Europe. Yet, substantial variations exist in terms of higher education policy in Europe, each European country having room for policy improvement.
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- L38 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Policy
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-12-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2012-12-22 (Education)
- NEP-EUR-2012-12-22 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-INO-2012-12-22 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2012-12-22 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-LAB-2012-12-22 (Labour Economics)
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