Mondragon University’s collaborative research and knowledge transfer model

Mondragon University’s collaborative research and knowledge transfer model is based on a structured approach to industry collaboration, building on the university’s position as a member of the Mondragon group of co-operatives. Mondragon University has established nearly twenty long term collaborative research and knowledge transfer contracts with industry partners. These contracts generate over 300 projects per […]

Creating staff incentives for R&D and third mission activities

The University Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, in Southern Catalonia (Spain) has an active third mission agenda, including entry points for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to the university knowledge base, social and cultural programming in 22 cities in Southern Catalonia and active participation in fostering the key regional industry clusters such as knowledge-based […]

Developing the Bioeconomy Ecosystem in Central Finland

 The JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyvaskyla has four fields of specialisations which are aligned with the local and global needs and build on the regional and institutional assets of central Finland. JAMK’s regional specialisations are bioeconomy, applied cyber security, automation and robotics, and education expertise and business. Notably these specialisations are aligned with […]

Internationalization of Higher Education: Step by Step

ISCAP’s internationalization can be said to begin in 2004, as before that time the number of international students was low to non-existent. The few existing mobilities were weak and non-structured. During that year, the school’s board decided to assume internationalization as a strategy, and as something with important value, creating the International Office (Gabinete de Relações Internacionais, GRI) and nominating a manager to lead the newly created Office. Development of internationalization of ISCAP is presented in a chronological way, noting the goals, results and difficulties met during the full process. Just like in the works of Tsuruta (2013) and Robson (2011), so has ISCAP witnessed benefits at both institutional and a personal levels. At the institutional level, this process allowed for the spreading of the school’s name and brand, improved its image and reputation abroad (foreign countries and the community involved) with its consequent increase in internationalization, on all its sides. At the individual level, the teachers involved were able to share their experiences, learn from each other, open themselves up to the exterior, collaborate, grow, and improve their tolerance and self-reflection. The teachers have also improved their English language skills, learned new teaching methods, evaluation, found new opportunities for collaboration and saw overall improvement in their skills.

Multimedia Creative Team Works for Business

This project helps to deal with two sorts of problems: need of the university to get closer to the world of work and need of small firms to promote themselves without paying their own marketing department. It does not have a traditional form of placement, but de facto it is a placement, which enables the student to use their theoretic knowledge in a practical way for commercial activities during their study.

Story TRLS and others…..

This case brings the solution of the problem that Czech students who are not competent enough (or feel they are not competent enough) to establish their own business despite having professional knowledge and skills. A new module has been included in the last year of Bachelor study which is practically oriented and supplies students with skills concerning establishing a new firm. There is a special post gradual mentoring for graduates as well.

Intelligent Multimedia e-learning Portal

The aim of the Advanced Learning Spaces (ALS) was to design, develop and implement an intelligent e-learning portal with full multimedia support and friendly user interface at the Department of Mechatronics and Informatics and Interdisciplinary Studies at Technical University of Liberec. Heavy impact was placed to advanced forms of e-learning media, mainly live streaming and […]

Digital Online Verification of Skills

Vyšší odborná škola publicistiky (VOŠP; College of Journalism and Media) has been running an international project focused on providing the digitalized tool for ECVET implementation. The tool (plugin/application) is designed to connect to the LMS the institution uses and simplify the process of ECVET inclusion by data transfer, multiple party access, modular system of units […]

Škoda Auto Vysoká Škola´s Life-long Learning system

The Life-Long Learning in SAVS offers the willing learners an opportunity to deepen and develop their knowledge in a specific field of expertise or gain an entirely new one. The LLL programme is aimed at professionals, trainees as well as general public. There are two general options to choose from attend one to several day […]

UB Forum

University Business Forum (UB Forum), established in 2008, is a part of European Commission’s initiative aimed at supporting modernisation of higher education and strengthening cooperation between academia and business on a European level. UB Forum offers a unique opportunity for higher education institutions, companies, business associations, public institutions and students to present and discuss common issues, share examples of good practice and explore the benefits and value of ongoing cooperation and its strengthening.