Technology Transfer Management in HEI
Date: 23/11/2014 to 24/11/2014
Venue: PSUT - Jordan
A workshop on Technology Transfer Management in Higher Education Institutions was conducted in PSUT, Jordan in November 2014. The workshop aimed at building relationships between universities and social and economic environment for accomplishing sustainable development.
The workshop was part of TEJ project, which includes nine local universities as well as the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of trade and industry, IPark and Jordan Chamber of Commerce. In addition to 4 European Universities. TEJ is one of the European Union projects aiming at technology transfer in between higher education institutions and industrial institutions.
The President of Princess Sumaya University of Technology Prof. Mashhoor Al Refai said that the joint cooperation between the Arab and European universities contributes to the educational process and serves the scientific research. In addition to that it opens new horizons to exchanging experiences between these institutions.
Project coordinator Prof. Walid Salameh shared the objectives of the project with participants of which are motivating and developing the concept of cooperation between universities and enterprises by promoting good practices for the implementation of technology transfer offices and communication in between the 9 Jordanian universities and evolving capacity building in the field of human resources. TEJ is also aiming at the promotion of information and communication strategies and providing strategic inputs needed to create long-term partnerships and collaborative research with Enterprises, as well as raising the employability rates in HEIs.