26 mai 2017

University–industry linkages and academic engagements: individual behaviours and firms’ barriers

SpringerLink LogoThe article introduces the special section on “University–industry linkages and academic engagements: Individual behaviours and firms’ barriers”. We first revisit the latest developments of the literature and policy interest on university–industry research. We then build upon the extant literature and unpack the concept of academic engagement by further exploring the heterogeneity of UI linkages along a set of dimensions and actors involved. More...

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State of the Relationship Report 2017

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "ncub.co.uk"This is the National Centre’s flagship publication and includes updated metrics on progress in collaboration between universities, business and government. The Collaboration Progress Monitor shows solid healthy growth:
  • Investment in university business collaboration from both foreign sources and domestic companies is growing with foreign investment outstripping domestic growth by four times (£1.3bn compared with £336m).
  • Industry income for knowledge exchange activities (excluding licensing) received by universities increased by 4.5% in real terms - £906m in 2014 to £947m.
  • Postgraduate employment and commercialisation activities are also growing.
  • Despite previous concerns, the size of average deals with businesses, small and large, is holding.
  • The National Centre is delighted to see such strong examples of university-business partnerships, and believe these could be further strengthened, particularly in the following areas:

Cross-disciplinary problem solving.
New ways of progressing into higher education through, for example, degree apprenticeships. More...

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Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce (2017)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineSkilled technical occupations—defined as occupations that require a high level of knowledge in a technical domain but do not require a bachelor’s degree for entry—are a key component of the U.S. economy. In response to globalization and advances in science and technology, American firms are demanding workers with greater proficiency in literacy and numeracy, as well as strong interpersonal, technical, and problem-solving skills. However, employer surveys and industry and government reports have raised concerns that the nation may not have an adequate supply of skilled technical workers to achieve its competitiveness and economic growth objectives. More...

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Multi-functionality and Sustainability in the European Union's Forests

back to homepageEuropean forests have multiple functions - from wealth and employment creation, the production of natural resources and raw materials for industry and bioenergy production, provision of spaces for leisure and recreation, conservation of nature and biodiversity, to mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. This multi-functionality creates conflicts between different uses and stakeholders, and presents considerable challenges for policy-makers to avoid conflicts and to enhance sustainability and synergies between different policy domainsMore...

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Tech Leavers Study

Philanthropy News DigestIn the tech sector, unfair treatment is the most common factor in employee turnover, costing the industry $16 billion a year in replacement costs, a report from the Kapor Center for Social Impact and the Ford Foundation finds. Based on a survey of people who have left a job in a tech-related industry in the last three years, the report, Tech Leavers Study: A First-of-Its-Kind Analysis of Why People Voluntarily Left Jobs in Tech (27 pages, PDF), found that 37 percent of respondents cited unfairness or mistreatment as a major reason for leaving — including 40 percent of underrepresented men of color — compared with 22 percent who cited being recruited away. More...

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Understanding Cybersecurity Talent Needs

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "bhef.com"Understanding Cybersecurity Talent Needs: Findings From Surveys of Business Executives and College Presidents provides firsthand viewpoints of the relationship among government, business and higher education sectors in developing a workforce that meets today’s cybersecurity skills needs. The findings in this report document opportunities for better alignment among cybersecurity stakeholders to develop the necessary talent to meet the unprecedented level of risks and threats that organizations face. More...

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Invest to Improve: The Cybersecurity Talent Deficit

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "bhef.com"Invest to Improve: The Cybersecurity Talent Deficit provides recommendations for cybersecurity stakeholders—employers, government agencies, and higher education institutions—to enable regional partnerships to meet today’s cybersecurity skills needs. This report combines data from a 2017 Gallup survey of business executives and higher education leaders with jobs analyses from Burning Glass Technologies, as well as, for the first time, detailed student demographic and wage data—following them from their college studies to the cybersecurity profession. More...

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Ten principles for the responsible use of university rankings

University rankings are controversial. There is a lot of criticism on well-known rankings such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), commonly referred to as the Shanghai Ranking, and the World University Rankings of Times Higher Education (THE) and QS. Nevertheless, universities often feel that they are under pressure to show a good performance in these rankings and universities may therefore pay considerable attention to these rankings in their decision making.
Today the 2017 edition of our CWTS Leiden Ranking was released. We use this opportunity to make a statement on appropriate and inappropriate ways of using university rankings. More...

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Sources of Knowledge Used by Entrepreneurial Firms in the European High-Tech Sector

European Commission logoThe purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between an entrepreneur’s experience and education and his/her reliance on alternative sources of knowledge for exploring new business opportunities. The extant literature that is at the crossroads between sources of knowledge and the experiential and intellectual base of an entrepreneur (i.e., dimensions of his/her human capital) suggests that it is through experience and through education that an entrepreneur obtains knowledge. Using information on a sample of high-tech manufacturing firms across 10 European countries, we explore heterogeneities in the influence of experience, age, and education of the firm’s primary founder on the perceived importance of (i.e., use of) alternative sources of knowledge. More...

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Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World

European Commission logoThe RISE group published its book 'Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World' on 15 May 2017. The report was presented to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, at discussed at a workshop in Brussels hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). More...

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