Business Administration and Economics
This work paper is focused on the evaluation of university engagement in innovation (the
third mission of university), and aims to establish the main directions for improving the current systems
used to evaluate this university function in Romanian Higher Education. In the first part of the paper a
general overview on models and indicators for evaluation of university third mission is presented. The
second part briefly describes how university participation in innovation is assessed in Romania. Final
conclusions summarize the previous analysis, and point out some recommendations of improvement.
The novelty of the study consists in the complex analysis of the models used for the assessment of
university third mission. The overview is based on methodologies presented in official publications and
other studies related to the assessment of the universities’ engagement in innovation.
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