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|Title: ||The economic impact of a higher education institution|
|Authors: ||Fernandes, Joana|
|Keywords: ||Higher education|
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Citation: ||Fernandes, Joana; Cunha, Jorge; Oliveira, Pedro (2008) - The economic impact of a higher education institution. In International Conference on Education, Economy and Society. Paris. ISBN 9782953384246|
|Abstract: ||At present, the Portuguese government is trying to overcome the problem of the
education level of the active population, one of the lowest registered in the OECD, and
directly associated with the productivity rate.
For that purpose, granting a larger state’s funding to the institutions with higher
economic and educational impact is being considered. As such, the Higher Education
Institutions (HEIs) need to prove their value, by accurately quantifying that impact, in
order to enhance or secure their budget.
The main objective of this study is to determine how much the regions of Bragança and
Mirandela benefit from hosting the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança. To calculate such
benefits an economic impact model is being developed, based on Caffrey and Isaacs’
model (1971), adjusted to the regions in analysis.
This paper describes the model and the conclusions of the first phase, which comprise a
survey to the faculty, staff and students.|
|Peer Reviewed: ||yes|
|Publisher version: ||http://education-conferences.org/proceedings.aspx|
|Appears in Collections:||CEJ - Artigos em Proceedings Não Indexados ao ISI|
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