EDUIMHE12 › Meet the OECD Experts: OECD Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Building Stronger, Fairer and Cleaner Regions
IMHE General Conference 2012
Monday 17 September, 17h00-18h00
Room number: 6, OECD Conference Centre
Following decades of expansion in higher education, there is a greater focus on how universities contribute to economic and social development. With the processes of globalisation and localisation, the local availability of knowledge and skills is becoming more and more important.
This session highlights the international work on higher education in cities and regions. Since 2005, the OECD has reviewed higher education systems in more than 30 cities and regions in 20+ countries. These reviews have facilitated partnerships between governments, universities and communities. They have helped mobilise universities for economic, social and cultural development.
Baroness Sal Brinton
Jaana Puukka, leader of the OECD work on higher education in regional and city development