Science & the city economy. An analysis of Magdeburg, Germany

How and to what extent can universities and research institutes contribute to a structural improvement of the urban/regional economy? This is a question for many cities in Europe.

This report discusses the dilemma’s, challenges and policy responses in Magdeburg, a mid-sized city in Germany without big economic powerhouses or a strong high-tech industry. The conclusions may hold for many similar cities.

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