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Abstract

THE RECENT PACE OF EVOLUTION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HAS BLURRED THE DIVISION BETWEEN FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED RESEARCH AND QUESTIONED THE TRADITIONAL DIVISION BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF LEARNING. CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR HAS BECOME NECESSARY, SO THAT EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CAN AGAIN BECOME COMPETITIVE WITH AMERICAN AND JAPANESE INSTITUTIONS, IN TERMS OF TRAINING, TEACHING AND RESEARCH. THE LACK OF AUTONOMY AMONGST EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES IN MANAGING THEIR OWN HUMAN AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES HAS CAUSED ACADEMICS TO WITHDRAW INTO THEIR SHELLS. IN RESPONSE TO THIS SITUATION, THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY HAS RECENTLY LAUNCHED SEVERAL PROJECTS : - ERASMUS : CO-OPERATION BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES OF THE EEC - COMETT : SPECIALISATION AND TRAINING IN TECHNOLOGICAL SUBJECTS - ESPRIT-RACE-BRITE : MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL PROJECTS ALSO OPEN TO UNIVERSITY PARTICIPATION - SCIENCE : SCIENTIFIC CO-OPERATION AND EXCHANGE WITHIN EUROPE.

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Authors: POZZO A CEC-BRUSSELS, CEC-BRUSSELS
Bibliographic Reference: PAPER PRESENTED: LE COMUNITA LOCALI, CROCEVIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE, BOLOGNA/I, APRIL 11-13, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, BP 1907, MENTIONING PAPER ORA 33898 I
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Record Number: 1989126201800 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: it