The meeting was organized by YSU International Cooperation Office and YSU Alumni and Career Centre in the framework of the European Union “TEMPUS” program. The participants were the representatives of a number of enterprises and the University staff, involved in the “Cap4Com” program, who presented the perspective, which may be the result of the cooperation between universities and enterprises.
“The fields of cooperation are different as YSU trains specialists in various fields. The most active are banking, financial, insurance, pharmaceutical, communications, tourism and service sectors,” - says Director of YSU Alumni and Career Centre Lilit Hakobyan.
Experts from leading European universities shared their experience and knowledge in this field and were introduced to the local experience during the meeting, headed “University - Enterprise Cooperation: from the Leading Experience up to the Strategy.”
“The university has three main goals – to provide with education, to give knowledge and to serve the society. A transition should be made from the educating university to the research university, when the scientific innovation is used in the industry, providing the university-society ties. In this contextSwedenhas got a leading position in Europe,” - saysGhentUniversityrepresentative, Professor Chris Van Kir.
YSU Vice-rector Ruben Markosyan spoke about the newly formed Standing Commission on the Cooperation with the Enterprises at YSU Academic Council: “The commission is composed of the deputy deans, heads of different divisions and units and Rector Aram Simonyan. A few days ago this year’s program of the Commission was adopted and soon it will be submitted for the approval by YSU Academic Council.”
Head of YSU International Cooperation Office Alexander Markarov says that it is understandable that the requirements of the labor market may be different. HEI is usually more conservative structure, but we also transform, trying to adapt the skills and knowledge of our alumni to the demands of the labor market: “At the same time, the labor market and the entrepreneurs realize that the cooperation with the universities can provide them with a more rapid and sustainable development.”