University – Industry – Government Partnerships and Global Engagement

Abstract

In this presentation, I will discuss the importance of international networks and University – Industry – Government partnerships for the future employability of university graduates. A people-centered model of innovation supports and encourages the mobility of students and researchers among universities worldwide, recognizing that knowledge and information is the new global currency. Innovation through R&D partnerships will hinge on how information is shared, utilized and leveraged. Thus, research talent needs to be the central focus of our efforts. Private sector engagement is an integral part of partnership and networking structures.