INDUSTRY UNIVERSITY COOPERATION

M. Igarashi

Queensland University of Technology (AUSTRALIA)
Industry and universities have shared goals. The majority of graduates are motivated to participate in industry and industry is keen to participate in universities. The Queensland University of Technology has created a transdisciplinary model of Executive Education to meet industry desire for participation. This study presents a model of interfaculty participation to solve the complex problems of industry. This involves cocreating solutions to uncertain problems across several disciplines. Industry can be valued in universities by participating in student workplace projects, coaching, mentoring, guest lecture presentations and cocreation of curriculum. A university for the real world is one that is ready to consider the value of industry in both research and curriculum.

This is a case study of the Graduate School of Business model of industry cooperation with all other faculties in the university participating with a transdisciplinary approach