SUCCESSFUL UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION: HOW CAN THE ALGERIAN UNIVERSITY CREATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE LMD SYSTEM?
Ferhat Abbas University, Sétif (ALGERIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Globalization has created tremendous changes at all levels of the social, economic and educational standing making of the world a small village. Disparities have widened the gap between the developed and less developed countries in all fields of life. At the level of Higher Education, new conditions have been set as to how to manage successful transfer of knowledge. However, no chain being stronger than its weakest link, education itself had to respond to other profound changes liaised to the socio-economic market and to the rapid development of Information and Communication Technologies.
New disciplines offering vocational and learning specialties have been proposed within the LMD architecture adapted after the Bologna Process of 1999. In Algeria, however, the nature of the social and the industrial context makes it imperative to adapt the international model to internal needs and to create job opportunities that connect to the frames of the national economic landscape.
To do so, however, collaboration needs to be developed in order to assure efficient university/ industry cooperation. Communication between stakeholders and decision-makers needs to be built on mutual understanding so as to create job opportunities on a win-win basis.
In this paper, I shall propose a framework of action that can be applied in the Algerian context to ensure a successful transfer of knowledge in a globally competitive educational and industrial landscape.
Keywords: University-industry cooperation, LMD architecture, Algerian Higher Education.