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The main objective of the research was to investigate the ways in which universities are responding to the new demands placed on them to play a leading role in regional economic and social development, assisting employment creation, encouraging individuals to achieve their potential, and developing a culture of flexibility and learning, and contributing to institutional innovation.
Other objectives were to analyse the changing role of the university in the light of the other pressures - fiscal, technological, managerial, political - that are increasingly impinging on them, to examine the interaction between national and regional policy contexts for university engagement, and European policy fields specifically providing support for science and technology, innovation, and structural development, and, to assist policymakers, university managers and practitioners at various spatial scales to better tailor policies and actions through the dissemination of good practice and European comparative experiences of existing actions.

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