Thematic University Business Forum

Starts on: 20 November 2014
Ends on: 21 November 2014
Title: Thematic University Business Forum
Organiser: Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA)
Place: Berlin (Germany)
Date: 20 Nov 2014 - 21 Nov 2014
Representative: n/a
Documents: flyer
Summary: The European Commission, in cooperation with the HRK German Rectors' Conference and the BDA Confederation of German Employers' Associations, will organise a thematic University-Business Forum focusing on cooperation between higher education and business. Registration is open through the conference website at http://www.ubforum-berlin.eu/ This event will bring together policy makers, representatives from business, higher education and public authorities from all over Europe. Since 2008, a series of events on University-Business Cooperation have been organised as part of the Modernisation Agenda of Higher Education in Europe (http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/university-business_en.htm). Under the headline of "University-Business Cooperation: Driving Competitiveness, Employability and Prosperity" a set of parallel workshops which look at some important areas for the development and support of close collaboration between higher education institutions and the business sector:
  • Dual Study Programmes – Combining Academic and Professional Learning
  • Adapting Higher Education to Lifelong Learning
  • The Impact of University-Business Cooperation
  • Higher Education and Entrepreneurship
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