Proceedings of the 10th AECEF Symposium (AECEF2019): Cooperation between Universities and Industry in the Education and Employment of Civil Engineers: Current Expectations, Future Challenges


Piotr Berkowski (coord.)
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Alfredo Soeiro (coord.)
Universidade do Porto
José Ferreira Lemos (coord.)
Universidade do Porto


The development of a knowledge-based economy requires stronger and continuous cooperation between the spheres of education, science and industry. The universities create their surroundings through transfer of technology and scientific staff, and through graduate's preparation. Benefits of scientific institutions, including higher education ones, in this type of cooperation consist mainly of increasing their recognition among employers and candidates for study, improving the quality of education and research, receiving financial benefits and fulfilling legal obligations. As the other main partner, the industry can achieve, among others, the following benefits: improving the quality of human capital, using the university as a source of ideas, promoting the company's image as an attractive partner, creating a network of contacts with the academic environment. Because of the benefits mentioned the relationships between universities and the socio-economic environment are becoming more and more intensive. Research conducted at technical universities always had influence on what and how students were taught. Good and valuable education process cannot exist without the scientific research in the field of study represented. From the other side, there must exist synergy between research and industry, and what is nowadays extremely important, the learning outcomes such as knowledge and competences of graduates, have to fulfill the needs of industry.

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20 November 2019


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