New governance of STI policies: actors, networks and instruments

New governance of STI policies: actors, networks and instruments.

Profound transformations of the modes of knowledge production, the emergence of new non-academic actors entering the realm of STI activities, the growing importance of the supra-national policy arena, and globalization transform the rationales for R&DI government intervention. New dynamics of the actor’s constellation challenge the traditional organizations devoted to knowledge production – Universities first and foremost, pushing them to engage in new tasks, and building complex networks of horizontal and vertical relationships. Are new governance models of STI policies emerging? What characterize the new governance of STI policies? How far are Higher Education policies and organizations affected by the mentioned transformations?