Practice Partnership between Industry and universities – Interdisciplinary and International Education

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Practice Partnership between Industry and universities – Interdisciplinary and International Education
Autor Manfred Ahn, Norbert Grünwald, Busse, W., Nugroho, S.
In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Engineering & Business Education, Østfold University College, Fredrikstad, Norway from 8 – 9 October 2015, pp. 1-6
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ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-942100-38-0
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Abstract: With more than 17.000 islands Indonesia is one of the largest archipelagos of the world. This inducts a huge national development task. But it also holds the chance to become one of the world’s forerunners creating sustainable regional and local human-environment systems. Core problem of the development of small, outer islands is how to initiate and to sustain economic & social development whist protecting environment/abundant biodiversity. The paper addresses this problem by presenting a holistic and integrated development approach. Under the framework of the Sustainable Island Development Initiative (SIDI), several interdisciplinary Projects have been launched. The project Student Research & Development Teams (SR&DT) focuses on the intensive utilization of practice partnerships between industry and universities. The results from this project deliver valuable input for the elaboration of well-considered island development strategies. The paper gives an insight into two, island-specific concepts, the development of new concepts for island tourism, and the development of high-value products from tropical plants.

Keywords: Island Development, Sustainability, University-Industry-Partnership, Marine Tourism, Agroindustry