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SPOTLIGHT New video on university-business cooperation
Importance of University-Business Cooperation
The need for closer cooperation between academia and the business world is underscored by the Europe 2020 strategic plan, the Lisbon agenda and the modernisation agenda of Europe. The European community has recognised the vital contribution to Europe's competitiveness of University-Business Cooperation (UBC) to provide an array of benefits for HEIs, students, business and society alike.
The largest study into cooperation between European HEIs and business
The Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre in Münster, Germany (S2BMRC) is proud to present the results of the first major study on UBC in Europe. Conducted for the DG Education and Culture at the European Commission (EC) during 2010 and 2011, the study not only provides a benchmark for European UBC, but also to outline potential reasons, influencing factors, drivers and barriers to UBC as well as offering recommendations for the future.
The survey was translated in 22 languages,
6,280 survey-responses from academics and HEI representatives,
The Science Fit programme has been launched as a joint venture of three universities (Graz University of Technology, Montan University Leoben, Karl Franzens University Graz) and one research institute (Joanneum Research). The funding is provided by the EU, the Government of Styria and the Municipality of Graz. The programme’s aim is to help small and medium sized businesses to use academic institutions more frequently to solve problems, and to provide access to students and graduates of the Styrian universities.
European Commission University-Business Forum
Please find here the European Commission's website devoted to university-business dialogue and co-operation. Website