Universities' Wide Role in the Community Should Be Celebrated; AUNIVERSITYVIEW

Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), June 17, 2010 | Go to article overview

Universities' Wide Role in the Community Should Be Celebrated; AUNIVERSITYVIEW


THE role of universities as part of society, community and economy has long been debated, and is now a higher profile issue than it has been for many years.

It has been a while since the fus nding for and impact of universities and higher education has been so prominent in headlines and as part of budget announcements nationally.

The debate between the role of education for self-betterment and learning for its own sake is inextricably linked to the debate regarding vocationalism, employability and contribution to economy.

But they need not be mutually exclusive or at polar ends of the spectrum of the debate. The developmental effect of education and the contribution of universities in support of all aspects of economic, social, and cultural well-being are clearly referenced in global education policy and research. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and World Bank statistics and publications investigate and establish the link between investment in education and prosperity, productivity and well-being.

University-level participation and outcomes are commonly referenced as critical for economic and social development and as leading indicators of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita and for the potential growth of GDP.

A number of reports in the UK reference the impact of the university sector on the economy and the most recent report from Universities UK (reporting for 2007-08) illustrates the substantial return on the total public funding in the sector: through direct and secondary or multiplier effects the higher education sector generates pounds 59bn of output and 668,500 full-time equivalent jobs throughout the UK economy.

Part of this impact is due to universities attracting talented students from overseas into the UK, enhancing cultural diversity on campus and in region and boosting the UK economy to the tune of pounds 2.3bn of personal off-campus expenditure in 2007-08 - the equivalent of 14% of all receipts from overseas visitors.

Universities are also key components of regeneration of their communities.

One can see the development of towns and cities clearly linked to the development of their universities and the relationship is one of mutual benefit. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Universities' Wide Role in the Community Should Be Celebrated; AUNIVERSITYVIEW
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.