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Youth on the Move  Briefing for Journalists Dr. Lidia Borrell-Damian Research and Innovation Unit European University Asso...
Key Challenges for Universities’ Successful Integration of the EHEA and ERA <ul><li>1  Next stage of “Bologna” reforms imp...
<ul><li>Increasingly important in all areas of university missions, curricula development, research collaboration and inno...
Examples of Initiatives on University Partnerships <ul><li>“ Responsible Partnering Guidelines” </li></ul><ul><li>Developm...
Working together to strengthen research in Europe 4.1 Revised Responsible Partnering Guidelines Example 1 Revised Responsi...
… … <ul><li>Universities addressing ‘Grand Challenges’ </li></ul><ul><li>EUA has joined the new European Energy Research A...
Universities addressing ‘Grand Challenges ’
Report cover Example 3: Collaborative Doctoral Education
Twelve Recommendations for Situations Involving Collaborative Research Training <ul><li>Identify knowledge/technological n...
… … Univ and Ind as Partners for research activity, Human Resources training and entrepreneurship University as a supplier...
… … UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY GIVES ACCESS TO UNIVERSITIES IS ACCESSIBLE THANKS TO UNIVERSITY  Doctoral Candidate in Collaborati...
… … Importance at the time of recruitment (scale form 0 to 5) Doctorate Holders in Enterprises: What Skills Make them Empl...
<ul><li>Autonomy and Sustainable Funding </li></ul><ul><li>To support universities to move towards full costing of their a...
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Lidia Borrell-Damian, Challenge and change: Developing modern education and training systems in Europe

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Lidia Borrell-Damian, Challenge and change: Developing modern education and training systems in Europe

  1. 1. Youth on the Move Briefing for Journalists Dr. Lidia Borrell-Damian Research and Innovation Unit European University Association Florence, 8 May 2011 Session on “ Challenge and change: Developing modern education and training systems in Europe”
  2. 2. Key Challenges for Universities’ Successful Integration of the EHEA and ERA <ul><li>1 Next stage of “Bologna” reforms implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Research and Innovation – changing nature and mission diversity. </li></ul><ul><li>3 International competition and cooperation. </li></ul><ul><li>4 Building partnerships. </li></ul>… …
  3. 3. <ul><li>Increasingly important in all areas of university missions, curricula development, research collaboration and innovation activities. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Open Innovation’ model of university / business cooperation . </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced employability and entrepreneurial attitudes of university graduates, inter-sectoral exchange of staff and ‘knowledge exchange’ </li></ul><ul><li>In research and innovation activities building partnerships requires sound project management and improved intellectual property management reflecting respective interests. </li></ul>… … Universities Building Partnerships
  4. 4. Examples of Initiatives on University Partnerships <ul><li>“ Responsible Partnering Guidelines” </li></ul><ul><li>Development of general guidelines based on good practices. </li></ul><ul><li>“ European Platform of Universities Engaged in Energy Research” (EPUE) </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping of university research and training capacity including collaboration with industry in the field of energy. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Collaborative Doctoral Education” </li></ul><ul><li>University-Industry partnerships for enhanced knowledge exchange </li></ul>… …
  5. 5. Working together to strengthen research in Europe 4.1 Revised Responsible Partnering Guidelines Example 1 Revised Responsible Partnering Guidelines Voluntary code of conduct reflecting proven good practices in collaborative research
  6. 6. … … <ul><li>Universities addressing ‘Grand Challenges’ </li></ul><ul><li>EUA has joined the new European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) which has been launched in the framework of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) </li></ul><ul><li>EUA has decided to create a “European Platform of Universities Engaged in Energy Research” (EPUE) as a parallel mechanism for consultation and engagement by universities to that already established by the national research institutes. </li></ul><ul><li>EUA sees EERA as an important pilot action in the potential development of the new instrument of “joint programming” in which university-based research and post-graduate training needs to contribute and be strengthened. </li></ul>Example 2 European Platform of Universities Engaged in Energy Research (EPUE Platform)
  7. 7. Universities addressing ‘Grand Challenges ’
  8. 8. Report cover Example 3: Collaborative Doctoral Education
  9. 9. Twelve Recommendations for Situations Involving Collaborative Research Training <ul><li>Identify knowledge/technological needs and challenges that need R&D input </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange views on knowledge/technological challenges with university/industry </li></ul><ul><li>Plan medium-long term R&D strategy (e.g. within five years) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop high quality research proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Know the costs of your research and identify funding sources </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your awareness of the respective research environments in which to collaborate in your field (university, industry) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop/Participate in forums for soft ways of interaction between students, researchers and industry experts with good research content (conferences, fairs, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Organise small-size highly-specialised workshops/meetings that pool experts from different research fields and sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Seek the right expertise to assist you (IPR issues, contractual issues, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Formalise doctoral collaborations in solid and fair agreements combining structure and flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Consider physical proximity as an asset to develop mutual trust - promote face-to-face dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Commit to excellence in doctoral education, research and management </li></ul><ul><li>Source: DOC-CAREERS report </li></ul>
  10. 10. … … Univ and Ind as Partners for research activity, Human Resources training and entrepreneurship University as a supplier of knowledge and Human Resources Shorter term Longer term Delimited contracts for a specific project Short term internships for students Short term secondments for academics within the firm and the opposite Joint training programmes: “Chairs” Joint laboratories Doctoral Schemes/ Programmes Special events organized with secondary or primary schools University-Industry Collaborations COLLABORATION TIME FRAME … … Source: EUA DOC-CAREERS Project
  11. 11. … … UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY GIVES ACCESS TO UNIVERSITIES IS ACCESSIBLE THANKS TO UNIVERSITY Doctoral Candidate in Collaborative Doctoral Programmes Collaborative Doctoral Programmes The unique role of doctoral candidates as a link between university and industry Source: E. Chassagneux, EIRMA
  12. 12. … … Importance at the time of recruitment (scale form 0 to 5) Doctorate Holders in Enterprises: What Skills Make them Employable? Source: EUA DOC-CAREERS Project
  13. 13. <ul><li>Autonomy and Sustainable Funding </li></ul><ul><li>To support universities to move towards full costing of their activities, to diversifying their funding base and obtain sufficient public funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Priority Investment in Higher Education and Research </li></ul><ul><li>The current economic downturn has brought into focus more sharply the need for Europe to invest more in higher education and research to remain a globally competitive region. </li></ul><ul><li>A varied range of European Funding Instruments </li></ul><ul><li>To support the development of varied university missions across Europe and its regions to achieve the ‘modernisation agenda’ for Europe's’ Universities. </li></ul>Framework Conditions Required … …

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