Panel Discussion SKL219
The Future of University-Industry Collaboration
What are the requirements for a higher education institution to live and breathe project-based learning? What does a successful partnership-based curriculum look like? How are workplaces organising these relations with institutions? And what is their strategy to link students' skills to the needs of internal innovation departments? This moderated “fireside talk” will offer insights into the partnership between CODE and Zalando as well as into opportunities and challenges of university-industry partnerships in general and promises to provide inspiring examples. Audience questions will be primal for stirring the discussion and for gaining some truly relevant insights on the topic.
ConsultEdu Ltd, UK
Dr Michelle Selinger has extensive experience helping governments and educational institutions around the world in both developed and emerging economies to create and evaluate strategies for technology enhanced education reform. She has an academic background in digital education in both campus-based and distance education.
She was responsible for technology across the curriculum in the Open University’s distance taught initial teacher education programme and led pioneering work on teacher collaboration. She led the Centre for New Technology Research in Education at the University of Warwick, and then took the role of lead education consultant for Cisco Systems Corporate Affairs and then Cisco Consultancy Services.
In 2013 Michelle set up an independent consultancy carrying out research and development work for companies like Intel and Pearson, and for the Queen Rania Foundation, Jordan. Latterly she has worked with the consultancy EdTech Ventures on research for Microsoft and HP Inc.
Founder, CODE University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Thomas “Tom” Bachem is a passionate entrepreneur, investor and founder of several startups and initiatives, including sevenload, Lebenslauf.com and the German Startups Association. Being an avid coder and designer since his early youth, he is currently building his dream university CODE and serves as Germany’s youngest university chancellor.