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.