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Indicator 1. Presence of controls on the alignment of the set of courses requirements with external partners on Logistics, at the end of the course

Actors involved: HEIs (High Education Institutions)

Topic: Check of educational requirements

Risk covered: Lack of effective collaboration between education and companies in terms of controls of educational requirements

Methods: 

If there are any controls

Develop of controls on the alignment of course results respectful of the initial requirements with the co-presence of experts from business and research

If there are controls

Review of the selected controls (1), evaluation of alignment of programmes and requirements of the accreditation process (2)

Instruments and possible actions to be used/implemented:

If there are any controls

Implement a double check of initial requirements and final results of the course/exam about: – Course/exam contents, in terms of completeness and research material; – Educational method used, in terms of effectiveness; – Programmes developed, in terms of workload and usefulness. Consider developing a survey for students about the evaluation of the previously mentioned aspects.

If there are controls

If the collaboration is already active, consider (1) the review of the controls activated based on the best practices’ ones and (2) starting the accreditation process for the course with the alignment of the required elements.

 

Indicator 2. Presence of employments consequent to internships/ projects on Logistics

Actors involved: HEIs (High Education Institutions), Research institutions, Companies

Topic: Employment

Risk covered: Lack of effective collaboration between education and companies in terms of employment

Methods: 

If there are any collaborations on employment

Promote employment to Companies in the Logistics areas

If there are collaborations on employment

(1) Check the percentage of employment up to the total number and (2) consider some strategies to increase it

Instruments and possible actions to be used/implemented:

If there are any collaborations on employment

Develop of a framework of activities which will enable a higher number of internships in the Logistics areas, using the Compendium of Good practices. Here some examples: – Agreement with Companies for developing dual programs (university courses with elements of professional training or work experience) and sandwich courses (educational course integrated with period of work); – Developing internships schemes in which employment is guaranteed (e.g. Budapest Metropolitan University scheme or the NOVUS scheme in Huddersfield); – Creation a virtual job search platform specialized in logistics positions; – Organizing job fairs with Companies.

If there are collaborations on employment

(1) Check the effectiveness of the activities activated, (2) consider increasing activities (see above).

Guideline reference:

If there are any collaborations on employment

Indicator 3. Presence of production of intellectual outputs: papers, patents, software etc. on Logistics

Actors involved: HEIs (High Education Institutions), Research institutions

Topic: Production

Risk covered: Lack of intellectual outputs on Logistics

Methods: 

If there are any intellectual outputs

Promote collaboration to Companies and Research Institutions in the Logistics areas with the scope of developing intellectual outputs

If there are intellectual outputs

(1) Check of the production coming from the active collaborations and (2) consider some strategies to increase it


Instruments and possible actions to be used/implemented:

If there are any intellectual outputs

Develop of a framework of activities which will enable an opportunity of co-development of intellectual outputs in the Logistics areas: – Agreement with Companies and Research Centers for developing research project/ thesis/ PhDs projects oriented to the creation of software/ drafting of papers; – Creation a virtual research platform specialized in collect proposals of articles, papers; – Organizing job fairs with Companies and Research Centers to stimulate the cooperation.

If there are intellectual outputs

(1) Check the effectiveness of the active collaborations and production, (2) consider increasing activities (see above).

Guideline reference:

If there are/not intellectual outputs