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Universities between territories and digitalisation: Challenges and opportunities after the pandemic
Author/s: Claudio Petti 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 107-116 FullText PDF:  244 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ES2021-001009
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The acceleration of digitalisation imposed by the pandemic has projected many activities online. The forms of internationalisation enabled by digital technologies to cope with the Covid-19 emergency are the starting point of this contribution, which discusses the challenges for small and medium-sized universities of a potential push towards the globalisation of higher education. An easier use of digital technologies, in an information economy context, draws attention to the risks of polarisation and the increase of individual and territorial disparities. At the same time, the inclusive origins of new internationalisation forms, together with a more modern conception of globalisation, show how the territorial roots of small and medium-sized universities can represent an opportunity to play on the new global stage, in a symbiotic exchange with the local community and economy.
Keywords: Covid-19, Digitalisation, Internationalisation, Third Mission
Jel Code: O33, I23

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Claudio Petti, Universities between territories and digitalisation: Challenges and opportunities after the pandemic in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 1/2021, pp. 107-116, DOI:10.3280/ES2021-001009


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