To engage or not to engage? Developing academic drivers for collaborating with local and regional government in policy-design

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Liliana Fonseca argues that universities are increasingly called upon to engage with local and regional government, but do they possess the needed mechanisms to incentive academics to do so? In this article Liliana explores the barriers that prohibit the effective linking of these institutions and suggest potential policies that can be implemented to broaden the interpretation of the third mission within universities.


A broader interpretation of the third mission is needed to effectively nurture engagement with public institutions;
Present organisational mechanisms within universities must be adjusted and developed to consider non-financial drivers of engagement;
Preliminary data from the ongoing PhD programme, to be expanded upon in a forthcoming paper on the case of the University of Aveiro.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outpute-Zine
Place of PublicationEast Sussex
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameRegional Insights
PublisherRegions e-Zine


  • universities
  • engagement
  • public policy


RUNIN: The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development

Fonseca, L.


Project: Projects from Previous Employment


  • 1 Invited talk

How cooperation between academia and government can be an asset for capacity strengthening

Liliana Fonseca (Invited speaker)

Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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