From Lancelot to Lapland: Implications of Engaged Rural Universities

Heidi Hodge, Dean Carson, Peter Berggren, Roger Strasser

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    This chapter examines the extent to which place based and research oriented university-community engagement (UCE) models can sustain UCE in “non-campus” rural settings. It examines how effective partnerships function in non-campus rural settings, and their contributions to achieving the reciprocal aims of communities and universities. It highlights the key successes, challenges, and opportunities experienced through case studies in non-campus locations in rural Australia (Flinders University Rural Clinical School), rural Sweden (Centre for Rural Health, Storuman), and rural Canada (Northern Ontario School of Medicine). Information provided about the discussed case studies has been provided by the organizations themselves, and the chapter authors are heads of these organizations. The authors share their knowledge of the history, the challenges, the opportunities, and the mechanisms through which the models interact with the partners.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUniversity Partnerships for International Development
    EditorsPatrick Blessinger , Barbara Cozza
    Place of Publicationonline
    PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9781786353016
    ISBN (Print)9781786353023
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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