Multiple Streams Running Dry: Third-Mission Policies at a Czech Research University

  • Jan Kohoutek
  • Karel Šima
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education book series (PSGHE)


This chapter examines the third mission of universities through a case study of Palacký University in Olomouc (UPOL), one of the few traditional, research-intensive universities in the Czech Republic. To our knowledge, no empirical study on the realization of the third mission at a Czech research-oriented university has been conducted to date; we intend to fill this gap with the study presented in this chapter. More specifically, we analyze how the third-mission agenda was set and enacted at UPOL and examine the associated ambiguity of intention.


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  • Jan Kohoutek
    • 1
  • Karel Šima
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Higher Education StudiesPragueCzech Republic

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