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This paper will present an educational method that will help link academia and business. This method will help improve the relations between academia and business in the field of building and testing memory systems. We will provide the basic theoretical structure of our method, and will provide our readers with a case study of one particular testing method that can breach the barrier between academia and business. This method will help both parts in improving their production methods and testing techniques. Our method will promote extended communication by using electronic means (e.g. e-mail, electronic reports, etc.), which will help the two parties work together more efficiently. We will provide an electronic infrastructure that will ease the communication between the two parties. We will also provide a study on a particular example that will prove that there are significant improvements regarding communication and learning, while also reducing the time needed for the academia methods to be implemented in business.
Olamilekan Gbenga Oyenuga, Sulaimon Olanrewaju Adebiyi, Olamitunji Dakare and Charles I. Omoera
The importance of the continuous regeneration of value-resource that is knowledge cannot be overemphasized, especially owing to its strategic importance in promoting competitive edge within institutions. Therefore, universities being knowledge-based institutions need to understand that the bane to knowledge sharing amid its staffs is of great relevance. Thus, this study examined the multiple conflicting criteria influencing the will of an average academia to share knowledge within its environment through the utilization of an operations research model named analytical network process.
The article is focused on the image of migration that Romanian academics transmit through the invisible curricula of the universities. These opinions are bound to become vectors of the future behaviour of graduates and legitimate a certain approach to brain drain. The goal of the research was to find how opinions and intentions on migration changed between 2000 and 2013 and what possible explanations can be found for these changes. The analysed data were collected in two sample surveys, one conducted in 2000 and another one in 2013. The results clearly show that there is an impressive change in the interest of Romanian academics to emigrate. Information and personal experience on migration and international mobility have become pervasive in the higher education system. Migration as a mirage, as a temptation not fully understood, does not exist anymore in Romanian higher education.
Regarding the economic crises and the slow recovery that still continues, we believe that a solution can be improving the capacity to research and innovate in order to achieve sustainable development. Another key issue of the paper is about developing the cooperation between academia and business. The challenge of this development is how to increase the amount to finance research and innovation that can be implemented in the economy. As a global solution, to this problem we can recommend, for example, reducing tax evasion and by fiscal education. Also particular sources have to be found in order to develop innovation on SME level. It is essential for innovation to make quality research in order to be better prepared and increase adaptability to economic cycles. The aim of the paper is to find out how service innovation and cooperation between academia and business can enhance sustainable development indicators. The conclusions of the paper are structured in particular proposals and recommendations.
The development of viable partnerships with the business community is crucial for a sustainable development of universities in the current economic framework. The dialogue between academia and businesses may take place in different areas, like competences and skills needed to be developed for graduates, internships in companies, common research projects, trainings, funding a.s.o. The paper aims to present the experience of different universities across the world in developing successful partnerships and some of the success stories that can be identified in Romania, with the goal of proposing a framework for good practices within Romanian universities that will allow them to benefit from an appropriate dialogue with the business community in accordance with the European Union policies and that will foster their expansion.
A study of diversity practitioners in Swedish academia
Analysing interviews with diversity practitioners at three Swedish universities, this article explores how diversity is deployed and the ways in which the articulations of practitioners might contribute to politicising issues of ethnicity and race. In the post-political era of New Public Management, audit technologies, quantification and bureaucratisation often render diversity apolitical, and deprive it of its political nature. These processes of depoliticisation tend to downplay political conflicts and ignore or even reinforce social hierarchies such as those based on norms of whiteness and middle-class masculinity. Paradoxically, in this interview study, it is shown how seemingly neutral, apolitical procedures such as mapping, counting and producing statistics led to debates that revealed underlying antagonisms, and opened up a space for rearticulating diversity that could provide a destabilisation of the whiteness of academia.
Students and Teachers are an epic symbiosis in process of direct learning and academic advancement. Nowadays, this interaction is more bonded and interdependent with technology and equipment‟s, which in a whole system expands learning horizons. The digital era has introduced in the education system new modes of learning, a new way of life and style in schooling. This phenomenon changed the methods of teaching in universities, where lectures were accompanied with concrete explanations of works in modeling, in structural and conceptual sense. The relationship between a student of architecture and teachers broadened with introduction of computer aided modeling and simulation tools to construct those ideas into the reality. The study presented in this paper investigates conceptual methods in art, architecture, creativity and innovation in academic education, focusing on interactive teaching issues, and methods. The research methods consist of empirical observation carried out during 25 years of experience in academia, and direct observation of teaching methods. The purpose of this paper is to examine the evolutive process in teaching relations between architectural students and teachers, with the focus in educational competencies and communication skills. Findings indicate that through artistic concepts of “Modelarium” as an unconventional learning space, a tool and space that enables the partnership. An informal meeting place for artistic interaction, but, concurrently it is a formal part of the educational system in architectural studies, a strategy by which we can bring more: time, conceptual awareness of space and interactive teaching in architecture, which bonds multidimensional threads between students and teachers; thus, fostering a powerful sense of partnership, avoiding boredom and passive learning, while facing the challenges, associated with the development of technology, life style, real issues and global world trends. Research suggests that uniform and/or partially new strategy, cannot respond to all specific issues faced by students in day to day basis. Therefore, new teaching strategies must involve new partnerships, a brand new and a redefined role as a holistic symbiosis, as an response to a less functional and/or conventional academic system. Partnership, a new working symbiosis between students and teachers is an answer to the needs of working together simultaneously towards continuous improvement of academia processes.
Eva-Nicoleta Burdusel, Liviu Balan and Anca Oprean
Purpose of the work
In the context of an intensified and successful cooperation between Continental Automotive Systems SRL and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania, the most recent initiative is to undertake a research investigation meant to examine the collaboration between higher education and business and identify new means to increase the efficiency of their partnership taking into account the present challenges addressing both academia and industry, as well as facilitating the transition from the former to the latter in the context of the labour market demands.
The study will provide an analysis of the public-private partnership based on a recent case study endorsed by a thorough theoretical framework. In this respect, an anonymous questionnaire was addressed to two target groups: employees and team/department leaders at Continental Automotive Systems SRL Sibiu.
The results of the case study will provide relevant feedback about the ability of new employees to integrate on the labour market and make full use of the abilities and competencies developed and trained throughout their academic education. Since the present study is a follow up of previous research projects, the case study will now focus on “non-technical talents”, therefore the target group of the questionnaire is represented by employees and team leaders from the following departments: translation services, human resources, purchasing, logistics, finance and controlling.
Conclusions that identify implications for future practice and/or policy and key “Take Home Messages”
The present paper highlights the relevance of each component of the knowledge triangle – education, research, innovation – as a means to prevent and overcome crisis evinced as: unemployment in addition to graduates’ inability to integrate or adapt to the requirements of business community, labour market mobility and financial instability, economic competitiveness.