A British method to achieve a greater exchange of knowledge between higher education institutions and business is now being tested in Gävleborg.
The method is based upon collaboration between higher education institutions and local businesses. The business gets a competent project leader who solves a specific problem, and the institution gets in turn feedback from industry.
The project involves a newly qualified student from the university who carries out a development project at a business in the region. It could be market development, product development or process development.
Higher education institutions collaborate
The method has been successfully tested in Dalarna. This project is a collaboration between higher education institutions in Dalarna and Gävle.
“Both regions have similar needs for qualified workers; and this British method has proved its worth,” says Joakim Helmbrant, coordinator at the University of Gävle.
For further information:
Joakim Helmbrant, specialist coordinator at the University of Gävle
Tel: 026- 64 89 05 or 070 - 377 89 05
Text: Douglas Öhrbom
Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 14 500 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 1 000 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
The higher education institution has applied for permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in technology, humanities and social sciences.