The third mission of the university in the context of war and post-war recovery

  • Received March 23, 2023;
    Accepted April 5, 2023;
    Published April 10, 2023
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.21511/ppm.21(2-si).2023.09
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    Volume 21 2023, Issue #2 (spec. issue), pp. 67-79
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In the conditions of the war of russia against Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022, Ukrainian universities are playing roles that were not characteristic of them in peacetime. To the greatest extent, this concerns the university’s third mission, serving society and responding to its urgent needs. The purpose of this study is to identify and characterize new meaningful directions for implementing the third mission of the university in the conditions of war and post-war reconstruction. The study uses quantitative and qualitative bibliometric analysis combining various methods, in particular, quantitative and dynamic analysis of publications and citations, keyword analysis, cluster analysis and content analysis of publications.
The study’s results proved the lack of conceptual studies devoted to the role of universities in the war and post-war reconstruction. The main clusters of implementing the third mission of universities and the existing and potential areas of activity of Ukraine’s universities during the war and post-war reconstruction that belong to them were determined. In conclusion, it is substantiated that a new dimension of the mission of universities is being formed, which is at the stage of its formation and needs time for the necessary transformations. Depending on the consequences of the war in Ukraine, it can be a separate cluster of the third mission of universities, and the selection of a new fourth mission of universities, dedicated to peacebuilding and the role of the university during the war and post-war recovery.

Acknowledgment
Yuriy Petrushenko gratefully acknowledges support from the Kirkland Research Program. The research
was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (No. 0121U109553).

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    • Figure 1. Dynamic analysis of the number of publications and citations on the third mission of a university in Scopus and WoS databases for 2004–2022
    • Figure 2. Analysis of publications on the third role of the university by subject area in the Scopus database for 2004–2022
    • Figure 3. Cloud of keywords on the third mission of the university in the Scopus database for 2012–2021
    • Figure 4. Map of clusters by co-occurrence of keywords on the third mission of the university
    • Figure 5. Percentage distribution of research on the third mission of the university by main content areas
    • Table 1. Design of the study
    • Table 2. Description of clusters of bibliometric analysis on the third mission of the university
    • Table 3. Top-3 most cited publications on the third mission of the university dimensions
    • Conceptualization
      Yuriy Petrushenko
    • Formal Analysis
      Yuriy Petrushenko
    • Resources
      Yuriy Petrushenko, Anna Vorontsova, Roman Dorczak, Tetiana Vasylieva
    • Writing – original draft
      Yuriy Petrushenko, Anna Vorontsova
    • Writing – review & editing
      Yuriy Petrushenko, Roman Dorczak, Tetiana Vasylieva
    • Data curation
      Anna Vorontsova
    • Investigation
      Anna Vorontsova
    • Methodology
      Anna Vorontsova
    • Visualization
      Anna Vorontsova, Roman Dorczak
    • Project administration
      Roman Dorczak, Tetiana Vasylieva
    • Supervision
      Roman Dorczak, Tetiana Vasylieva
    • Validation
      Tetiana Vasylieva