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Changing University - Industry Relations in the Asian and Pacific Countries

A Triple Helix 5 Track Session proposed by:

Venni V. Krishna, Professor in Science Policy, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi & Adjunct Professor, AEGIS, University of Western Sydney, Sydney

Tim Turpin, Acting Director, AEGIS, University of Western Sydney

During the last decade the impact of globalisation is not some thing that is just confined to our social, economic and market institutions, but has already begun to impact and transform the social institution of science and scientific research systems. The ‘mode’ of research and advancement of scientific knowledge based on open publications and peer evaluation, as we know it during the last 200 years or so, has undergone a change. Academic science is undergoing a ‘cultural revolution’ and correspondingly universities are going through a process of institutional and structural transformation in the Asia and Pacific region. Further, as this region is increasingly stepping into what is known as the knowledge societies and knowledge based economies, the role of knowledge institutions, particularly universities have come to play a crucial part in the new innovation systems. This track is specifically devoted to explore the changing role of universities in the Asia-Pacific countries. Potential themes, problems and topics, which are of relevance to contributors in this track are as follows:

  1. The changing role and significance of universities in the national systems of innovation including public and private industrial and business support;
  2. Changing university-industry relations and partnerships during the last decade with empirical reference to particular fields of research, science, engineering and technology sectors in a country including the relevance of ‘Triple Helix’;
  3. Universities as new innovation systems and strategies with reference to spin-offs and new enterprises, commercialisation of research and technology transfer mechanisms, patents and science linkages, changing boundaries of research and disciplines, networks, new incentive systems and rewards etc.;
  4. The role of private universities and national responses.

Triple Helix Conference I Amsterdam, 1996 II New York, 1998 III Rio de Janeiro, 2000 IV Copenhagen, 2002 V Turin, 2005 VI Singapore, 2007 VII Glasgow, 2009 VIII Madrid, 2010 IX Stanford, 2011 X Indonesia, 2012 XI London, 2013
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