Hall, B., Tandon, R., and Tremblay, C. (eds.) (2015), Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: Global Perspectives, UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
This book presents findings from a global study of institutional arrangements for the facilitation and support of research partnerships between civil society organizations (CSOs) and higher education institutions. The book outlines a number of important trends, challenges and approaches associated with how research partnerships are initiated, supported, and evaluated through a comparative study of different types of institutional arrangements. This includes a detailed overview of a global survey administered in over fifty countries and four languages, and twelve country case studies demonstrating strong institutional and policy support for community-university research partnerships.
Through these findings, the book aims to promote awareness of the significance and appropriateness of creating and/or supporting such enabling structures amongst decision-makers in higher education institutions, and mobilize knowledge for practitioner and policy actions in creating appropriate structures in different countries through the identification of best practices and recommendations.