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Growing Indonesia: a triangular Approach (GITA)

The European Union Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) is a three year project led by the University of Gloucestershire.

The aim is create a triangular approach to capacity building in the Indonesian HEI sector to include three streams of activities addressing the priority area of university-enterprise cooperation, entrepreneurship and employability of graduates. The project will also result in creating a virtual Learning Network including students, enterprises and other stakeholders that operates at the HEI level.

The project includes seven Indonesian universities across Java in Indonesia with strong links to European HEIs, faith based universities, social enterprise based universities, and science subject lead universities. Three European partner HEIs whose expertise contributed to the triangular approach include the Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (Germany) and University of Innsbruck (Austria).

DIT’s contribution included their HEInnovate self-assessment tool, which is a methodology to assess an HEIs innovative potential. FHM operate a “Competence Centre” that acts an interface between institution and the SME sector and thus promotes university-business collaboration, whereas UI has experience in running an entrepreneurship centre, the “InnCubator” in collaboration with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

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by Prof Neil Towers and Nadine Sulkowski

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Find out more about this research project on the Growing Indonesia website

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This research forms part of the Applied Business and Technology research priority area.