In the WP 4 meetings from the 12th to 14th October, approximately 40 people from EASTEM partner universities participated. The WP 4 teams selected what aspects of university-business-industry collaboration (UBIC) our project will work on to improve and define what indicators are best suited to assess progress in this regard. EASTEM members also met with several company representatives and discussed best practices in collaboration between universities and industry.
Amongst other results, the participants agreed on three main UBICs to focus on;
- UBIC 2: Industrial and Business partner’s participation in STEM programme teaching & learning activities
- UBIC 3: Professional work activities of students recognized in STEM curricula
- UBIC 5: Students Preparation for Employment & Careers in STEM programmes
as well as several ideas, challenges and practices were selected and documented in order to further work on them in the future.