The University-Business Commission of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain was constituted in April 2015. It is formed by Spanish influential companies, universities, the General State Administration through the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Employment and Security Social, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and, finally, are part of the University and Business Commission, two Chambers of Commerce (Chamber of Madrid and Chamber of Lanzarote).
The University – Business Commission intends to establish a forum for a debate and reflection on how to improve the link between higher education institutions (HEIs) and companies to adapt university education to the needs and reality of the business world. More specifically, the main objective of the Commission is to consolidate the relations between universities and the business world, contribute to improved collaboration, comprehensive research transfer, and patent creation, among others.
At the recent meeting of the University – Business Commission held on January 11th, 2018, the status of the WEXHE project was presented to the members of the Commission. The project aligns with the University-Business Commission’s objectives, and helps to improve the employability of young graduates and the competitiveness of the business field by extending and reinforcing the existing relationship between universities and businesses.
Therefore, the presentation of the WEXHE project attracted the interest of the attendees. Several assistant companies presented their internship programmes (graduates, post-graduates or entrepreneurs) as the case studies to illustrate possible co-operation ways in work-based learning.
In addition, the president of the University – Business Commission urged to continue reporting on the progress of the project in successive meetings, in order to illuminate, further utilise and disseminate the results of the project. Moreover, the attendees of the meeting expressed their satisfaction with the progress of the project and the interest to continue with the efforts for its successful execution.
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