Introduction: An Overview of the Research

Carmen Păunescu*, Katri Liis Lepik, Nicholas Spencer

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The ambition for this book is to demonstrate how higher education institutions (HEIs) can respond to societal challenges, support positive social change and influence the international public discourse on social innovation. It attempts to answer the question, ‘how does the present higher education system, in different countries, promote social innovation and create social change and impact’. In answering this question, the book identifies factors driving success as well as obstacles. The book offers suggestions about how the present system can be improved both based on existing data and international literature on social innovation in higher education. The book presents a selected set of peer reviewed chapters presenting different perspectives against which relevant actors can identify and analyse social innovation in HEIs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Innovation in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationLandscape, Practices, and Opportunities
EditorsCarmen Păunescu, Katri-Liis Lepik, Nicholas Spencer
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030840440
ISBN (Print)9783030840433, 9783030840464
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameInnovation, Technology and Knowledge Management
ISSN (Print)2197-5698
ISSN (Electronic)2197-5701


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