EURASHE organised a valorisation workshop titled ‘Emerging Modes of Cooperation between Private Sector Organisations and Higher Education Institutions‘ in Brussels (Belgium) on 26 February 2015. It is organised by EURASHE and EMCOSU. Underneath are further information on:
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Day 1 – Thursday 26 February 2015
13.00 – Welcome words by Johan Cloet, Secretary General of EURASHE
13.10 – Evidence-based UBC development: key results from surveys and directions to move forward by Thorsten Kliewe, CEO at University Industry Innovation Network (Netherlands)
13.45 – Key Findings of the EMCOSU project: considerations for higher education institutions and employers by Samo Pavlin, EMCOSU Coordinator, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
14.30 – Coffee break
15.00 – Perspectives of chambers of commerce on university-business cooperation by Mieczysław Bąk, Deputy General Secretary at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (Poland)
15.45 – Policy Implications of University-Business Cooperation in Europe: the TUNING perspective by Robert Wagenaar, General TUNING Coordinator, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
16.30 – Round table
17.30 – Networking event
University-business cooperation (UBC) is currently one of the key strategic challenges facing higher education in Europe. It holds implications for support for graduates’ career success, international mobility, modernisation of curricula and the more practical orientation of higher education in general. In a survey among 700 enterprises and enterprise associations in several EU countries, the EMCOSU consortium sought answers to three interrelated questions:
Which are the most relevant modes and results of cooperation?
What determines cooperation?
Which are the future developmental needs?
While at the moment many countries are developing UBC policies there is still room for improvement in terms of more efficient communication, legal support and better integration of various stakeholders. Although some economic sectors, such as information and communication technology, already have a long established tradition of cooperation with universities, others are still lagging behind due to national and disciplinary limitations.
The workshop will be hosted by EURASHE at Ravensteingalerij 27/3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
- 2015 Workshop Cooperation: Programme (0.3 MB)
- 2015 Workshop Cooperation: Report (0.8 MB)
- Chambers of Commerce in Industry Business Cooperation. Present Experience and Future Role (0.4 MB)
- Evidence-based UBC development: key results from surveys and directions to move forward (3.2 MB)
- Key findings of the EMCOSU project (considerations for higher education institutions and employers) (0.8 MB)
- The Implications of University-Business Cooperation in Europe: the TUNING perspective (3.5 MB)