June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
26.501.1 - 26.501.8
Possible Session Topics • Best Universal Practices in Creating and Fostering Industry & Academic Partnerships • International Collaborations, Experiences, Partnerships, Service Learning • Needs of multinational companies Developing Industry Partnerships for Student Engagement in ChinaThe US_Univ (XX) opened a campus in Suzhou, China in August 2012. One of the objectives ofthe US_Univ China Institute (XXCI) is to develop partnerships with industry that will bothbenefit the companies and provide rich educational experiences for students studying in China.Partnerships between XXCI and companies in China are multifaceted, and varied among thecompanies. The standard Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) essentially says that bothXXCI and the partner company will endeavor to form collaborations for such items as studentrecruiting, research, innovation center projects, continuing education, professional development,and degree courses. Development of industry collaborations is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor,but rather a mutually-beneficial partnership that helps the company and also providesopportunities for students to become learners with an ability to excel in a global workplace.Some partnership activities such as professional development courses and use of meetingfacilities are for the sole befit of the company. However, the majority of the partnershipactivities also benefit future technical professionals. Some of these other partnership activitiesinclude • student design projects developed either at XX or XXCI for clients in China; • company research projects using XXCI facilities and incorporating student researchers; • student interns for company projects in China; • assistance in recruiting full-time talent at XX for positions in China; and • student-led energy audits of manufacturing facilities.This paper outlines development of several partnerships between XXCI and industry, andhighlights some practices that may be used by other educational institutions to further developtheir international partnerships. Details that will be shared include sample MOU, marketingdocuments, and results of some current industry-education relationships.
Segalewitz, S. I. (2015, June), Developing Industry Partnerships for Student Engagement in China Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23840
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