Business-University Cooperation Survey Results June 2, 2014

As part of our Advancing Business-University  Cooperation Conference, we developed and conducted surveys for the business community and students, gathering information from our member companies and student organizations that we cooperate with.

According to the collected results (~50 company respondents), the most companies say they cooperate with universities via internship programs, though 35-49% also said they provided guest lectures to classrooms, supported academic research and/or sponsored student-organized events. The most promising part of companies responses were their strong expressions of interest in introducing or increasing their cooperation with universities.

We gathered around 100 answers from members of the student organizations. Students overwhelming responded that they thought increased business cooperation with universities would increase their employability, that their current program could be better aligned with employer needs and that their contacts with such cooperation were somewhat or very useful or relevant to their studies.

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