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Cooperation Between Universities And Corporations

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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Collaborations: International Case Studies & Exchanges

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10.351.1 - 10.351.4



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Rusk Masih

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COOPERATION BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES AND CORPORATIONS Rusk Masih The University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus, Groton Email


This paper treats the role that can be played by both the universities and the industry together in shaping continuous engineering education, nationally and internationally. It recommends forming a joint committee from the industry and academia to define the plan to enhance the cooperation between the universities and corporations, and the execution of such plan. It also treats the interest of each party and how they could be cast to their joint benefit. The paper also recognizes that the ties between the academia and the industry in Europe and Japan are stronger than that which exists in USA. Furthermore, it recommends how to improve such ties for the benefit of all parties.

What has been done so far?

There has been a lot of talk about continuous engineering education in USA, however there is very little planning and execution in this field. In comparison to Europe and Japan US appears to be lagging quite behind them in this field. This author has published several papers, pointing out such slacks, and recommended methods to treat, Masih1,2,3

What needs to be done to improve the present situation?

There has to be a committee formed from knowledgeable entrusted people in both the industry and the academia. Such committee should address the proper issues. It should set up the agenda for the cooperation between the industry and academia, and draws a practical plan to enhance such cooperation. The committee should have a budget subscribed by the industry and the academia. The committee should study the need of the industry for research and the academia for research funding. Determine the capability of different industries to subscribe to such effort financially. It should also study the need of the academia for funding and its ability to conduct the research needed by the industry. Part of such funding should be allocated by the committee to encourage starting research at institutes, which do not have history of getting funded to encourage them to do such research. The other part of the funds should be allocated in a competitive way to the researching institutes.

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Masih, R. (2005, June), Cooperation Between Universities And Corporations Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--15027

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