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Universities and funding policies, exploring their different strategies

September 24, 2020
The second RISIS Research Seminar will take place on 7th October from 12:30 am to 2:00 pm (CET) and will focus on How universities react to funding policies with a presentation  of Dr Giovanni Cerulli, CNR- IRCrES (Research Institute of Suistainable Economic Growth). Dr Ben Jongbloed, University of Twente, is involved as discussant.     The article investigates how European universities (EU27+UK) respond to different types of incentives, namely, funding derived from: a) core government allocation, b) external…

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ICT, the increasing competitive position of China

September 15, 2020
A recent study published on Plos One by Thomas Scherngell, Charlotte Rohde, and Martina Neulaendtner (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology) and entitled The dynamics of global R&D collaboration networks in ICT: does China catch up with the US? explores the structure and dynamics of global Research & Development (R&D)  collaboration networks in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), by analyzing cross-country co-patents.     The analyses were conducted using data from the RISIS-Patent dataset ,  a standardized…

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5# RISIS Policymakers Session: A challenge for policy, the heterogeneity of European HEIS calls for differentiated strategies

September 14, 2020
The 5th RISIS Policymakers Session was organized on the 23rd  of September in an online format (2 pm – 4 pm). RISIS focused on the heterogeneity of European Higher Institutions with a presentation entitled The heterogeneity of European Higher Education Institutions. A configurational approach by Professor Benedetto Lepori USI (Università della Svizzera italiana).     Higher Education Institutions are highly heterogeneous in terms of their profile, governance, and output. This represents a challenge for policies…

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1# BUSINESS MODEL AND VALUE CREATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

September 4, 2020
A series of RISIS Research Seminars are planned on a monthly base, from September 2020 to May 2021 to foster the exchange of ideas within and outside the RISIS community.   The first organized by USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana) on 9th September from 12.30 am to 2 pm will focus on Business Model and Value Creation in Higher Education with a presentation by Barbara Antonioli-Mantegazzini. Prof. Hugo Horta, University of Hong Kong, is involved as discussant.   The paper aims to contribute…

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4# September: a journey within RISIS and its Datasets at ESOF2020 in Trieste

August 31, 2020
Can we consider universities as similar, when in Europe 200 of them represent 80% of European university publications? How to monitor the progress of new sciences when frontier research becomes a policy priority and exceeds disciplinary borders? Is the delineation of national-level actors still relevant if 200 multinational firms dominate half of world industrial R&D?     On 4th September (10.15 -11.45 CEST) ESOF2020 hosts a virtual RISIS Panel to address, discuss, and debate these policy questions which…

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