Education has always been a crucial factor in the betterment of a nation. Education acts as the center for the development of human resources and has contributed greatly to the benefits of humans. Technology is the fruit of human thought and has significantly helped industry and service sectors to achieve cost efficiency and shorten the chain of production. In line with this trend, within the last few years, several universities have established cooperation with various industries.
Within such cooperation, the university has the function of being the major supplier of knowledge, but it is often left behind. This makes it hard to ward off the stigma of universities being ivory towers. Controversy and confusion often lead to the issue of improving the role of universities in supporting industry and service sectors. The minimum contribution from universities to the knowledge economy makes it necessary to improve the relationship between universities and industries, not only with the focus on knowledge but also on the benefits the public will get.
This has motivated SAGE – BINUS INTERNATIONAL to be more critical in their innovations in order to be able to establish stronger relationship with industries. This is evident with BINUS INTERNATIONAL having been chosen as the only university entrusted to organize Live Webcast Forum Creating Shared Value (CSV) 2014 with the theme “Scaling up Sustainability through Creating Shared Value”.
This bi-annual event was held on February 18, 2014 at the Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta. Participants attending via webcast in Room 310 of BINUS INTERNATIONAL were able to deliver questions. The questions were then transmitted live to the speakers, comprising academics, representatives from NGOs, the government and experts in health and agriculture.
“Of course, such cooperation as the one with Nestlé today is a good example of how BINUS INTERNATIONAL can establish cooperation with other industries. SAGE will continue to develop various types of beneficial cooperation, beyond mere recruitment,” the Manager of SAGE, Netta Syafei, explained. (KF)
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