University Social Responsibility and Quality of Life

A Global Survey of Concepts and Experiences

  • Daniel T. L. Shek
  • Robert M. Hollister

Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel T. L. Shek, Angelina W. K. Yuen-Tsang, Eddie C. W. Ng
      Pages 11-21
  3. Concepts and Theoretical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Daniel T. L. Shek, Angelina W. K. Yuen-Tsang, Eddie C. W. Ng
      Pages 25-36
    3. Carlos Wing-Hung Lo, Rose Xue Pang, Carolyn P. Egri, Pansy Hon-Ying Li
      Pages 37-59
  4. Global Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Cheryl de la Rey, Wendy Kilfoil, Gernia van Niekerk
      Pages 155-174
    3. Marcelo de Andrade Roméro, José Nicolau Gregorin Filho, Gerson Yukio Tomanari
      Pages 175-189
    4. Dongtao Lin, Junbo Yin, Yongzheng Hou
      Pages 235-253
    5. Timothy W. Tong, Angelina W. K. Yuen-Tsang, Daniel T. L. Shek
      Pages 255-270
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


This book provides a critical review of the theory and practice of University Social Responsibility. In addition to addressing the nature of and concepts surrounding University Social Responsibility, as well as its ties to areas such as service learning or engaged scholarship, the book also presents effective practices from around the world. Dedicated chapters demonstrate how University Social Responsibility can manifest itself in different types (civic, moral, economic or global responsibility), levels (local, national, regional or international), and formats (partnership, venture or joint project), depending on local contexts and needs. The book also focuses on three areas of work – educating students to take on social responsibility, broadening access to education, and applying knowledge to societal problems – to highlight the potential and viable ways University Social Responsibility can be employed to promote quality of life in society. Offering a unique resource, it is intended to stimulate thinking and expand the repertoire of all educators, administrators, and organizations who wish to incorporate societal needs into their core mission and promote quality of life in different communities around the world.


University Social Responsibility Community Engagement Higher Education University Community Partnership Promotion of Quality of Life

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel T. L. Shek
    • 1
  • Robert M. Hollister
    • 2
  1. 1.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityApplied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.Tufts UniversityDepartment of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts UniversityMedfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3876-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3877-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0550
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0569
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