Research and innovation in education
- 10 May, 2018
- Posted by: CIIC
- Category: ICCI - Innovation Centre
University-company, a union that is more than positive for both sides
Research is one of the fundamental pillars that a country must have.
According to several reports, the relationship between investment in R&D&I and a country’s economic progress is clearly satisfactory.
After several studies carried out by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development, it has been concluded that if a country invests sufficient capital in the field known as R&D&I (Research, Development and Innovation), its economic growth will be significantly increased. Both the education and training of professionals and the economic situation of businesses will be greatly improved by implementing this action.
The importance of universities in this environment has always been more than present. Therefore, we must not forget that collaboration between companies and universities must be continuous. The university does not only aim at teaching but also at research. This collaboration provides an opportunity to innovate and scrutinize issues that are in tune with today’s society.
In addition to playing an indispensable role, this alliance helps the labour market insertion of thousands of students, since on several occasions the good work and effort made by the students results in an economic evolution and upswing for the company.
Education and business, an indispensable alliance
Still, it is becoming increasingly clear that young people who leave college in search of work find it very difficult to find. Unless they have based their training on one of the most sought-after careers of the moment (although this is not certain to determine their future) it can be daunting. So we should rethink whether these young people are really prepared to face the uncertainty of the world of work.
From the end of Compulsory Secondary Education, also known as CSE, students should be guided to know what really awaits them after their training, what exits they can take and what facilities they can take to do so. This role is mainly played by the school’s guidance counsellor, who is based on helping students make the right decisions, taking into account their preferences. Therefore, the student should report all the departures that have taken place so far to help the student choose the right path.
In short, the future of university students today is uncertain. For this reason, a targeted aid and university-company participation is and always will be an aid for the labour market insertion of any student.
 Information taken from: Centre for Industrial Technological Developmen