Sustainable Industry-Academia-Government Collaborative Education Focusing on Advantages of Industry: Long-term Internship after 5years Practice

  • Morimoto, Emi (Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima) ;
  • Yamanaka, Hideo (Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima)
  • Received : 2011.10.04
  • Accepted : 2012.09.10
  • Published : 2012.09.30

Abstract

Practical problem-solving studies in a company or organization have provided great advantages for our university and students. For example, such studies can lead them to build a stronger relationship with local governments and companies as well as develop their research through collaborative studies. On the other hand, comments from companies or organizations that accepted our students showed that they did not always have advantages. This study seeks ways to establish a sustainable long-term internship program that can offer advantages for companies. Advantages and disadvantages of the internship are written by the company on the evaluated sheet. These feedback comments are analyzed by text-mining approach. It is shown that there are three types of company and organizations depending on their reasons for accepting students. Next, suitable internship programs for each type, including their period and expense distribution are presented.

Keywords

Long-term internship;Collaborative evaluation;Graduate students;Text-mining approach

References

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