REPORT: THE CULTURAL POLICY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VALÈNCIA

Abstract

This report has been prepared by the Research Unit on the Economics of Culture and Tourism (Econcult) on behalf of the Vice-Rector for Culture of the University of Valencia, Antonio Ariño.
Objective
The main objective of the report is to identify the variables that define the current cultural policy of the University, to evaluate this policy and to propose measures to improve its efficiency.
Methodology
The document is based on the results of a survey carried out among those responsible for cultural policy in the university centres and schools on the Tarongers, Blasco Ibáñez and Burjassot campuses, as well as those responsible for some of the cultural production units linked to the University.
The results of the surveys of the production units have been included in the first part of the report in the form of 18 individual tables and the model forms used have been included as an appendix.
Main considerations
When analysing the University’s cultural policy, the apparent confusion about its meaning must be taken into account. The Vice-Rectorate for Culture is the main agent for the development of cultural policy, and is also in charge of the areas of equality and planning, a circumstance that explains a certain competence in terms of availability of attention for the design, development and implementation of a cultural policy.
design, development and implementation of a uniform cultural policy.
As in other universities, the University Extension Service, which does not report to the Vice Rectorate for Culture, restricts its activities to external courses, one-off activities and lifelong learning. Furthermore, most university faculties and schools do not have an institutional structure that recognises the relevance of cultural policy. Only those on the Tarongers Campus have a vice-dean for culture.

Report Data de publicació 2011