Historically, the role of universities in supporting ICM in the United Kingdom has been perceived as limited to the provision of courses for new entrants to the discipline and of limited continuing professional development opportunities. This research presents a broader review of the role of universities in ICM in the United Kingdom, and includes contributions to management practice, continuing professional development, research, and course provision. Through a multi-stage methodology it has been found that the contribution of universities to ICM in the United Kingdom is under pressure. This was found to be partially attributable to changes within the university sector and partly to the prevailing infrastructure of ICM in the United Kingdom. It is concluded that without greater partnership working between universities, practitioners, and government, the role of universities in ICM may deteriorate over the short to medium term.
- Higher education
- Integrated coastal management
- United Kingdom