Blog for the third mission

There are several commonly accepted ranking systems for the First and Second Missions, which provide indicators to measure excellence in Higher Education Institutions around the world. Rankings improve quality assurance by allowing the institutions to understand their own performance, develop best practices, and provide effective and efficient value to society. They also provide quality indicators to governments, society and industry. However, there are no commonly agreed indicators or methodologies to assess quality in Third Mission activities.

This project will develop such indicators, promoting excellence in Third Mission activities, and encouraging Higher Education Institutions to share best practices across Europe.

Monday, 18 April 2011

POLICY SEMINAR: Measuring the university’s Third Mission: Indicators for Technology Transfer and Innovation activities

As a part of the “E3M: European Indicators and Ranking Methodology for University Third Mission” project, on Friday, 13th May 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology, one of the project partners, is organising a half-day seminar that aims to explore Technology Transfer and Innovation (TTI) as one of the strands of the University’s Third Mission. A set of TTI indicators identified during the project will be introduced and participants will be asked to discuss them in the broader policy context during group discussions.

The seminar is aimed at higher education institutions, policy makers, government agencies, industry representatives, researchers and networks focusing on Technology Transfer and Innovation.

The event will consist of two parts. The first part will kick off with the introduction of the E3M project by Dr Mike Murphy. Next Dermot Coughlan from the University of Limerick will provide an overview of Technology Transfer as Universities' Third Mission. The first session will finish with the presentation of the Indicators for Measuring Technology Transfer and Innovation, which have been identified in the Delphi process carried out in the E3M project. The second session will involve group discussions on the indicators presented in the broader context of higher education policy.

For more information about this event please email Ela Krawczyk at

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