Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Kingdom (host).
Peer Learning Activity on University – Business Partnerships (UBPs)
23 October 2006 to 25 October 2006
Peer Learning Cluster or other groupModernisation of Higher Education
The context of this PLA is the resolution of the European Council calling upon Member States “to facilitate, in line with national practices, universities' access to complementary sources of funding, including private ones, and to remove barriers to public-private partnerships with businesses.”
The objective was to seek answers to the following key-issues for UBPs:
Prior to the event, the participants prepared brief national reports covering the following points:
Key lessons from the PLA
The key learning outcomes and recommendations focused on the different actors (mainly Higher education institutions, Governments or both) identifying five areas:
Recommendations and lessons deriving from this PLA very much supported the Commission’s recommendations in the Communication “Delivering on the modernisation agenda for universities: education, research and innovation”.
The PLA particularly stressed:
Many good practices were identified on addressing the need to activate knowledge through interaction with society, and particularly the need to make universities’ activities more relevant to the needs of citizens and society at large.
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