Academia-industry linkages stressed to boost growth

STAFF REPORT LHR: The gap between education and its practice can be narrowed by linking up academia and industry, Prof James Trevelyan from the University of Western Australia has said.

Trevelyan was addressing the seminar titled Bridging the Education-Practice Divide: Developing Graduate Engineers Who Standout from the Crowd held at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore.

He emphasized the importance of research and being aware of new trends in engineering and technology. “In order to become a successful engineer, one must monitor the trends of the modern world. One must learn about engineering inventions and innovations to get a prominent place in the market,” he said.

The speaker, who has authored a book on how to become an expert engineer, said that social entrepreneurship, economic developments and opportunities present in the society were also important elements.

“The culture of entrepreneurship in engineering can flourish with the help of technology and innovations,” he said.

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