Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. His research concerns the relationships between higher education and society, and in understanding the ways in which higher education institutions (HEIs) as complex institutional forms interact with societal sub-systems and communities. His research in this area has been funded by a range of governments and research councils, including the OECD, the ESRC, RCUK, the European Commission, and the Norwegian Research Council. From 2010-2012 he led the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) ERA-NET funded project “Measuring the public value of arts and humanities research” (HERAVALUE) which focused on understanding the ways in which arts and humanities research influenced societal development processes (http://www.heranet.info/heravalue/index). He is also the editor of the volume Universities’engagement with excluded communities (Springer, 2013).
department chair and is currently co-director of the multi-campus research unit, the U.C. Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA). The UCIRA serves as a
major platform for presenting, discussing and advocating for the arts-centered research across the 10-campus U.C. system. Its expanded mission supports active and embedded scholarship models that work transitively through multi-agency partnerships and geographic settings outside the conventional teaching, studio, gallery, museum or performance contexts.
In the past 5 years, Yasuda has activated university teaching with her public arts research and creative administration, developing initiatives that forge partnerships between academic environs and the local/regional communities in which they are situated. She is
co-principal investigator of Imagining America’s Community Knowledge Collaboratory, and serves on the National Advisory Board’s Strategic Planning Committee.
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