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2013-02-13 13:23:03






“Learning institutions for a community of learners”


21/22 February 2013


The seminar is held by the City of Wrocław and the OECD



Video recordings from the Seminar will appear on our website by Monday,
March 4, 2013.



Target group:

Wrocław actors engaged in tertiary education collaboration with their region:

  • university management, deans and heads of institutions,
  • academic leaders,
  • business leaders,
  • national government representatives, regional and city government representatives,
  • NGOs,
  • international partners.



The event languages are Polish and English.

The context of the review

The Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development have been the OECD tool to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions. They examine higher education institution’s contribution to human capital and skills development; technology transfer and business innovation; social, cultural and environmental development; and regional capacity building.

These reviews are part of a wider multi-annum work of higher education in cities and regions co-ordinated by the OECD.

The goal

The review process is designed to facilitate partnership building in cities and regions by drawing together higher education institutions and public and private agencies to identify strategic goals and work together towards them. The review of Wrocław, the first of its kind in Poland (and this part of Europe), has taken place at a critical stage in the evolution of higher education in Wrocław, in the city and region development and in the process of improving links between higher education and the city.

The principal objective of the OECD review is to examine the links between higher education institutions, the City of Wrocław and the wider region, as well as strengthen links to a level were each party benefits. The two key questions in this respect are: How can the city and the wider region benefit from a stronger higher education system? In what ways can higher education institutions individually and collectively contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Wroclaw and Lower Silesia.

What is the result?

The reviews have analysed how the higher education system impacts local and regional development and helped improve this impact in more than 30 cities and regions in over 20 countries. A direct results of the reviews are tailored by OECD publications (Wrocław’s one in the pipeline) with concrete recommendations to benefit both higher education institutions and national and regional governments.

Programme of the event

OECD Publication - online version:

Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Wroclaw, Poland 2012 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution