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Pages: 6184-6190
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1477

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO THE INDUSTRY: INTERNSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VALLADOLID

Nowadays technology evolves very fast. It causes that the development of new technologies requires very particular know-how, which in the most of the cases companies do not have. For this reason, companies need to resort collaboration with the university. In fact, it is increasing the number of projects where employees of both university and company are working together. As a consequence, the possibility of training students for determined high-qualified jobs/tasks developed in specific companies is of great interest for the latter. However, in Spain, it is found that in general, the university does not offer so many training programs for students in order to introduce them to the typical industry Research and Development (R&D) activities. This makes difficult the direct incorporation of the students into the working world.

In this regard, since the establishment of Bologna degree plans (2010), the University of Valladolid offers a program of internships in which students can, for the first time, collaborate in a project with simultaneously both the university and a company. This overcomes this lack of practical and technical training mentioned above. These internships consist of a small project in which the student faces a real industrial problem proposed by a Company, looking for potential solutions by researching in the university. In this experience, they developed some new skills that will help them in their professional future such as experiment design, handling of different equipment, interpretation of results, teamwork, oral defense, etc. Additionally, this small project can be extendable to the final degree project of the student. They can deepen into the study leading to the redaction of their final degree project that could be even continued in either university or industry. Consequently, those students will be able to incorporate into the working world as soon as they finished the degree.

In this communication, it is explained how this internship is developed from the focus of the University of Valladolid. Some internship projects performed in the last years are explained, providing specific details about their development and impact on the student’s training. The study is focused on the physics degree of the University of Valladolid. Moreover, the possibility of extending these research projects in order to continue with the final degree project has been analyzed.
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author = {P{\'{e}}rez-Tamarit, S. and Mart{\'{i}}n-de-L{\'{e}}on, J. and Bernardo, V. and L{\'{o}}pez-Gonz{\'{a}}lez, E. and Mu{\~n}oz-Pascual, S. and Pinto, J. and Laguna-Guti{\'{e}}rrez, E. and Rodriguez-Perez, M.A.},
title = {TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO THE INDUSTRY: INTERNSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VALLADOLID},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-02709-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2018.1477},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2018.1477},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Palma, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {6184-6190}}
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TI - TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO THE INDUSTRY: INTERNSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VALLADOLID
SN - 978-84-09-02709-5/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1477
PY - 2018
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CI - Palma, Spain
JO - 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
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S. Pérez-Tamarit, J. Martín-de-Léon, V. Bernardo, E. López-González, S. Muñoz-Pascual, J. Pinto, E. Laguna-Gutiérrez, M.A. Rodriguez-Perez (2018) TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO THE INDUSTRY: INTERNSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VALLADOLID, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 6184-6190.
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