A Review of Criteria for Effective University- Society Relationship based on University Social Responsibility Models

Document Type : Review article


Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ardakan University, P.O. Box 184, Ardakan, Iran.


One of the main missions of universities is to help the development and transformation of societies through education and research. In this regard, constructive interactions and communications between universities and local and global societies can help achieve this mission. Moreover, the university social responsibility (USR) helps universities be more connected with their environment in recognizing problems and also providing appropriate solutions. The main purpose of this paper is to identify and categorize the criteria for evaluating the effective relationship between the university and the society from the literature. The criteria identified from previous studies have been classified into seven main groups. The results can help to assess the current situation and prioritize the strategies of universities for more effective communication with society.


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