EMCOSU (2012-2015)

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Project title: Emerging Modes of Cooperation between Private Sector Organisations and  Universities

Coordinating institution: University of Lubijana

Dates: 1 October 2012 – 31 March 2015

Participant countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain

Project objectives: To provide answers to the following key questions:
1) What are the characteristics, particularities and developmental needs of the following modes of cooperation between HEIs and employers in partner countries and in the EU?
• the creation and development of continuous education modules and programmes (HEI level);
• the establishment of common bodies between HEIs and enterprises;
• common lectures;
• research projects;
• final theses;
• practical training and internships;
• direct recruitments;
• conducting seminars and conferences;
• involvement in common bodies and associations; and
• financial cooperation.
2) How can these modes be logically systemised according to stakeholders’, countries’, fields’ of study, and sectors’ respective needs? What are differences and similarities in these areas?
3) Which recommendations, guidelines and tools can be developed on these bases?
4) What potential do identified improvements hold vis-à-vis established policy tools: credit points and HE sector-specific qualification frameworks? Which sectors and jobs in the selected partner countries and the EU have the greatest potential to absorb HE graduates in the future?

Project website: http://www.emcosu.eu/en/home/

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To find out more about this project, check the Tuning Research section of the website or contact us directly.

Maria

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