A MANAGEMENT STRATEGY PROMOTED BY TRANSILVANIA UNIVERSITY OF BRASOV IN RELATION WITH THE REGIONAL COMPANIES - A SOLUTION TO HAVE SUCCESSFUL GRADUATES
One of the main indicators used to analyze a university, for the purposes of fulfilling its mission, respectively for the purposes of streamlining the didactic and scientific activity, is related to the number of graduates on the labour market, acting in their area of specialization. In this respect, the correlation of didactical, educational and research activities with the employers’ needs (companies, firms, institutions, agencies…) is a strategic element of Transilvania University management plan.
At Transilvania University of Brasov, certain initiatives started to be implemented recently such us:
(a) participation of companies in the annual student scientific conferences in order to find joint solutions for cooperation in the final diploma project,
(b) organizing of an annual conference called The graduates in front of companies, where each graduating student of the BSc or MSc programs, who want to participate, has the possibility to present in front of interested company representatives his or her diploma or dissertation project.
Furthermore, we have developed the project Podium of the Companies. This way, in the student-residence complex University Colina, the largest complex of our institution, starting from the necessity of modernizing the joint spaces (central lobby), we launched a project enabling the main regional companies to present themselves, to discuss with our students and teaching staff, to submit technical and research subjects, to propose diploma-project themes, to offer part-time or full-time jobs. Thereby, by enhanced dialogue, the interests of both parties (university and economic environment) are intertwined and the graduates’ chances to succeed on the labor market substantially increase. Moreover, the place itself acquired modern architecture; the financial support being largely provided by our economic partners.