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European Conference


European Models and Best Practice for Practical Placement of Students



The EUI-Net European Network on University Industry cooperation, funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus Thematic Network scheme organises its 3rd European Workshop during 14-16 May 2007 in the Italian capital, Rome



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The event is devoted to " European Models and Best Practice of Practical Placements of Students" and includes contributions to be presented in plenary sessions on the following topics:

Theme I

         From theory to practice and vice versa

         Practical work experience in enterprises as a part of university curricula - benefits, expectations and cooperation models

         Objectives of the practical training in higher education

         The proportion of Practical training in the university curriculum

         Tuning methodology applied for the Practical Placement

Theme II

         Practical placement: Expectations and possible benefits from the point of view of:

o        Enterprises

         Length of training

         Personal development


o        Universities

         Contact to enterprises through students and their supervision

         First hand knowledge of needs in industry

         Feed back to the education and influence on other parts of the curriculum

         Further opportunities for cooperation at all levels

o        Students

         First practical experience

         Application of theoretical knowledge in a concrete environment

         Possible the future job

Theme III

         Organisational structures to support the realization of placements in Enterprises

         Quality Control of placements

o        Examples of possible structures for cooperation between enterprises and universities for practical placement of students

         Role of Career Development Offices

         Role of promoters

         Role of academics in the faculties

Theme IV

Trans-national mobility- further requirements

  • Commitment of the university
  • Motivation of the students
  • Insurance
  • Organisational structures to realize work experience abroad
  • Financing / funding
  • What kind of additional effort is necessary

o        For the student

o        For the enterprise

o        For the university


Round table: Practical training in higher education (Moderator: Prof Dan Grigorescu, email: , 2...3 synthesis presentations expected)

Expected result:

o        Definition of quality criteria

o        Position of students in enterprises

o        Recommendation to universities for curriculum development




Call for Papers


The project partners and other prospective authors have been invited to submit already a full paper or an extended abstract ( 2 - 4 pages ) before May 1st 2007 with a clear mentioning of the topic from the list above, the name, the affiliation, the e-mail address and full address of each author as well as a contact-author. Submissions should be done electronically either by e-mail to Workshop secretariat Simona Lache or Doru Talaba )




Submission deadline for papersMay 1st , 2007










Submission guidelines

The Proceedings will be published by the EUI-Net Scientific & Organising Committees. The instructions for authors follow the usual guidelines for the submission of papers for a conference presentation and may be between 4...8 pages or more and shall be submitted in an electronic format to the Workshop secretariat.

All papers submitted before the deadline will be included in the Conference Proceedings which will be published in the University Transilvania editions under ISBN.

In submitting a paper the author(s) agree/s that, upon acceptance, the first author will present the paper at the Workshop.



The 3rd European Workshop is held during the 3rd General Meeting of the EUI-Net European Network on Co-operation between University and Industry and is free accessible for EUI-Net members.

Non - EUI-Net partners would have been charged by the Organising Committee with a fee of 250 Euro, including all conference documents, refreshments during the days and Dinners including the conference official dinner.



You need to register to participate to the Workshop. Please, have done so urgently by sending a confirmation message to the Wokshop secreteariat.

The conference will be held in Rome, Hotel Rouge et Noir.



The full Programme of papers and the 3rd General Meeting of the EUI-Net European Network on Co-operation between University and Industry will be published on the website.






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