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UniLab visits IMC Krems

At the institute of Digitalisation, Prof.(FH) Dipl. Ing. Dr. techn. Deepak Dhungana and his team organised a study visit for the partners of the research project UniLab, which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The UniLab partners from Europe consist of an association of universities (eucen), that coordinates this project and three more universities with consolidated expertise in the areas of Work-Based Learning and University-Business collaboration and development (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona School of Management, Université de Lille, IMC Krems). In addition two UniLab partner universities from Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University and Khazar University) visited Krems to attend the study visit.

Gruppe von Besucherinnen und Besuchern

IMC Krems is partner in the Erasmus+ project UniLab - From university to labour market in the 21st century: a step forward in work-based placements.

UniLab aims to contribute to the modernisation of the higher education sector within society at large by developing tools that allow enhancing collaboration between enterprises and HEIs towards the increase of graduates’ employability. The consortium members are committed to develop an efficient model of cooperation between universities and enterprises, promoting internships for students, improving occupational guidance and extra-curriculum training programmes.

Dialogue between academia and enterprise

The project is also meant to launch a constituent dialogue between academia and enterprise, drafting models and incentives to reach the governmental bodies. The project involves all the main actors concerned: universities, enterprises, governmental bodies and other stakeholders, including professional associations, NGOs, students, etc. UniLab focuses on the refinement of work-based practices for current students and work placements for fresh graduated, developing strategies to ensure the development of students’ employability, the promotion of entrepreneurial skills in the context of the universities’ missions, and the elaboration of extracurricular opportunities for entrepreneurial activities in collaboration with regional trade Chambers and enterprises.