Presentation on theme: "Higher Education and industry partnerships for the Knowledge Economy"— Presentation transcript:
1Higher Education and industry partnerships for the Knowledge Economy Christian DuncumbBritish Council
2SQWconsulting – BRIDGE evaluation Graduates of MA Publishing (Moscow State University of the Printing Arts / Oxford Brookes University)
3SQWconsulting – BRIDGE evaluation BRIDGE students at St Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (MA in Fashion Design and Merchandising with De Montfort University
4SQWconsulting – BRIDGE evaluation Participants of MA Corporate Policy and Finance (Urals State University of Economics / Nottingham Trent University)
5SQWconsulting – BRIDGE evaluation Professor Oleg Medvedev of Moscow State University (second right) demonstrates the prototype developed with Lancaster University to HRH Duke of York (centre), at an international symposium in Barcelona in 2008
6The transformation of Higher Education From small to largeIncreased mobilityShifting perspectives- Internationalisation- Knowledge Economy
7The internationalisation of HE “British universities need to be strongly committed to internationalisation;attracting students from abroad; collaborating with institutions outside theUK; bringing their expertise to bear on global challenges; and instilling asense of internationalism in British students by teaching European andglobal perspectives and encouraging language learning”Higher Ambitions – BIS“the process of integrating an international/intercultural dimension intoteaching, research and service functions of the institution”Jane KnightsBut, Benefits and Risk
8Knowledge Economy“A strong university system is essential to a country’s economic success and the vibrancy and depth of its intellectual and cultural life. Universities embody both our values and our aspirations… they shape how we engage with the rest of Europe and the wider world”“Our expectations of business will continue to rise: they need to be active partners with universities, not passive customers”“In a knowledge economy, universities are the most important mechanism we have for generating and preserving, disseminating, and transforming knowledge into wider social and economic benefits”“Higher education equips people for the increasingly complex challenges of the modern workplace, by teaching skills and instilling intellectual curiosity and self-confidence”Higher Ambitions – BIS
9HE issues for the Knowledge Economy EmployabilityCorporate degreesCentres of innovation and enterpriseInternational think tanksCommunication skillsCorporate skills
10Higher Education and industry partnerships for the Knowledge Economy Connecting partnersConnecting agendas
11BC Russia plans for-Series of events exploring the relationship between HE and industry-Support for development of UK-Russia HEI and industry partnerships-Research
12Connecting Agendas – IHE issues TNEQuality AssuranceStudent mobilityGraduate employabilityGlobal universitiesBuilding research culturesInnovation & commercialisation ofknowledge
14Connecting Agendas - Questions How does HE generate the skills industry and the KE needs?How do industry and education interact?How could industry and education work more closely?What does industry need from HE?What does HE need from industry?
15Partnerships Surgical equipment Nanotechnology Urban development Oil & gas
16Connecting partners - Questions What does a successful partnership between HE and industry look like?What partnerships does Russia need for the future?How to bring Russian and UK HEIs together?How to bring HE sector and industry together?What partnership themes or topics are most important?