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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(4) 308-326

An Inquiry on the Third Mission of Universities: The Measurement of Universities’ Contribution to the Social, Cultural and Economic Development of a City

Özge Altıntaş & Omer Kutlu

pp. 308 - 326   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2103-01-0006.R1

Published online: August 08, 2021  |   Number of Views: 49  |  Number of Download: 205


“Development” is a kind of growth that leads to the transformation of social and official organisms including innovation in cultural values, worldview, and consumption and behaviour patterns. Accordingly, development is a living organism as indicated by developments in many fields such as economics, science, art, sports, education, democracy, and freedom to improve prosperity. Since development begins with innovation in human resources and national development processes depends on regional and urban development, education, and educational institutes can be accepted as one of the initiatives and accelerative factors of development. Therefore, the role of city universities is important in the development of cities and countries. The purpose of this study is to determine the contribution of four major universities in Ankara to the social, cultural, and economic development of the city. The data were collected by a structured questionnaire, which was developed by the researchers to be used in interviewing with vice rectors of these four universities. Three of those vice rectors are from state universities, and one of them is from a private university. The qualitative data were analyzed by descriptive analysis. On the basis of results, it is concluded that universities in Ankara play their “third mission” by contributing to the development of their surroundings.

Keywords: City and the University, Social Development of a City, Cultural Development of a City, Economic Development of a City, Universities’ Contribution to a City

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APA 6th edition
Altintas, O. & Kutlu, O. (2021). An Inquiry on the Third Mission of Universities: The Measurement of Universities’ Contribution to the Social, Cultural and Economic Development of a City . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), 308-326. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.19

Altintas, O. and Kutlu, O. (2021). An Inquiry on the Third Mission of Universities: The Measurement of Universities’ Contribution to the Social, Cultural and Economic Development of a City . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), pp. 308-326.

Chicago 16th edition
Altintas, Ozge and Omer Kutlu (2021). "An Inquiry on the Third Mission of Universities: The Measurement of Universities’ Contribution to the Social, Cultural and Economic Development of a City ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (4):308-326. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.19.

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