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ERIC Number: EJ787310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
On Improving the University Research Base: The Technical University of Lisbon Case in Perspective
Horta, Hugo
Higher Education Policy, v21 n1 p123-146 Mar 2008
This article examines the challenges faced by a Portuguese technical university that is striving to develop its research base within a developing science, technology and higher education system. The paper identifies lack of resources, and also organizational factors, as particular challenges. These include faculty inbreeding, career structures and related incentives as hampering factors preventing a faster development of the university research base. These factors are strongly affected by the development of the science, technology and higher education system. It is argued that these challenges can be tackled, but greater institutional autonomy is necessary as well as an increased participation of research and development in university governing bodies. It is also recognized that the different strategies for dealing with the challenges facing universities should take into account the knowledge base of the development of schools. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures, and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal (Lisbon)