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Workshop on policy implications

As the termination of the project The Regional Potential of Higher Education Institutions is approaching, a workshop was held on December 12th 2011 at Nordregio. The purpose of the workshop was to present the findings of the project, and to discuss policy implications related to higher education institutions' collaboration with their surrounding society.

The workshop gave valuable input for the development of policy recommendations for the final project report. Participants at the workshop comprised representatives from the case study regions of the project, higher education institutions, the Nordic Council of Ministers, and national authorities of the Nordic countries.

The presentations of the workshop can be downloaded through the programme below.

10.00 Welcome to Nordregio
Ole Damsgaard, Director, Nordregio

10.10 Introduction to the project
Maria Lindqvist, Project Manager, Nordregio

10.45 The role of HEIs in regional development - presentations from case study regions


11.45 Reflections from projects on the new role of universities in Denmark
Merete Daniel Nielsen, REG LAB, Denmark

12.15 Lunch

13.00 Workshop
Introduction by Maria Lindqvist, Project Manager, Nordregio

14.30 Concluding comments

  • Folke Snickars, KTH
  • Aase Tveito, University of Tromsø
  • Magne Rasch, University of Nordland

15.00 Coffee