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Title: The Link Between Un1vers1ty And Lndustry:The Case Of Aait
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Mulu Nega( Dr)
Abrham, Sertse
Keywords: employed mixed approach. There were
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: This study is aimed to analyze on the state oflinkage between university and the industry taking Addis Ababa Institute of technology and industries found in Addis Ababa. The study employed mixed approach. There were 12 respondents from AAIT and ll respondents from the industries found in Addis Ababa. Data were collectedfiom these respondents using Questíonnaire and interview and analyzed with simple percentage calculations. The major findings of the study revealed that there was an ínfant level of linkage between Addis Ababa Institute of Technology and industries in the areas of academic and research support. Moreover. the research documented that this linkage will lead to producing graduates fil for industry. relevant research that can also solve industry problems as well as increasing productivity and service quality of both .technological productivity leading to improved performance, reduction in training costs. There were barriers for strong linkage which were connected to knowledge gap between the two actors and the absence of policy framework as a means to improve linkages. On the basis of the findings it is concluded that a link between the two actors indeed exist but at an infant stage. The insmtctors found in the institute are found to form their networks with the industry via consultancy and training while the University did not take any step to utilize the personal link created with individual instructors. The result of this study impliea' that the need to provide training for all relevant stakeholders;Government. industry managers and Higher education officials about the importance of University- Industry linkage and policy frame work that help them to work in collaboration. Key Words: University, Industry, industry-University Linkage
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