Satellite university campuses–whereby established universities decentralise part of their activities, often to areas previously lacking a university–contribute to the diversification of university systems. While satellite campuses, due to their small scale and limited resources, might perform some activities less efficiently than their larger parent universities, we argue that they are uniquely placed to serve the needs of their localities. Based on the case of a satellite campus in North-West Italy, we show that: (i) the campus’ main contribution lies in widening access to higher education to residents who would not attend university in the absence of local provision; (ii) the campus contributes to local development also through research and business and community engagement, and by stimulating local demand for knowledge-intensive services; (iii) research and engagement are more effective for local development where local firms possess relevant absorptive capacity and where there is a favourable institutional framework.

Satellite university campuses and economic development in peripheral regions / Rossi, F.; Goglio, V.. - In: STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. - ISSN 0307-5079. - 45:1(2020), pp. 34-54. [10.1080/03075079.2018.1506917]

Satellite university campuses and economic development in peripheral regions

Rossi F.;
2020

Abstract

Satellite university campuses–whereby established universities decentralise part of their activities, often to areas previously lacking a university–contribute to the diversification of university systems. While satellite campuses, due to their small scale and limited resources, might perform some activities less efficiently than their larger parent universities, we argue that they are uniquely placed to serve the needs of their localities. Based on the case of a satellite campus in North-West Italy, we show that: (i) the campus’ main contribution lies in widening access to higher education to residents who would not attend university in the absence of local provision; (ii) the campus contributes to local development also through research and business and community engagement, and by stimulating local demand for knowledge-intensive services; (iii) research and engagement are more effective for local development where local firms possess relevant absorptive capacity and where there is a favourable institutional framework.
2020
45
1
34
54
Satellite university campuses and economic development in peripheral regions / Rossi, F.; Goglio, V.. - In: STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. - ISSN 0307-5079. - 45:1(2020), pp. 34-54. [10.1080/03075079.2018.1506917]
Rossi, F.; Goglio, V.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
fr_vg_SHE_2018.pdf

Open access

Tipologia: Versione dell'autore revisionata e accettata per la pubblicazione
Dimensione 492.81 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
492.81 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Licenza Creative Commons
I metadati presenti in IRIS UNIMORE sono rilasciati con licenza Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal, mentre i file delle pubblicazioni sono rilasciati con licenza Attribuzione 4.0 Internazionale (CC BY 4.0), salvo diversa indicazione.
In caso di violazione di copyright, contattare Supporto Iris

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11380/1327899
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 20
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 18
social impact