Anrieta Draganova, Patrick Doran


The study investigates the relationship between university and industries in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The research calls for building a bridge between universities and industries and rallies for enhanced “cogency” of information technology education, strengthening the academia to industry partnership. This was influenced by discussions with female Emirati undergraduates at Zayed University in Dubai in 2009, where graduates from the College of Information Technology proposed means to initiate creating feasible and sustaining links between local tertiary educational institutions and local industries. Approaches were used to support collaboration between academia and industry, and college programs were employed to narrow the gap between university education and industry. Undergraduate programs need to adapt to industry to ensure graduates gain industry-demanded skills and experience. The investigation suggests that practical and constructive measures are to be taken to effectively develop collaboration between university and industries.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Draganova A. and Doran P. (2011). ANALYSIS OF UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY RELATIONSA Case Study . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Innovative Developments in ICT - Volume 1: INNOV, ISBN 978-989-8425-67-6, pages 71-76. DOI: 10.5220/0004471900710076

in Bibtex Style

author={Anrieta Draganova and Patrick Doran},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Innovative Developments in ICT - Volume 1: INNOV,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Innovative Developments in ICT - Volume 1: INNOV,
SN - 978-989-8425-67-6
AU - Draganova A.
AU - Doran P.
PY - 2011
SP - 71
EP - 76
DO - 10.5220/0004471900710076