Monday, 18 May 2009

Plans for an International Training Network in Learning innovation

The Caledonian Academy is in discussions with the Caledonian Graduate Centre to plan a joint proposal for a Marie Curie training network during the 2009-10 academic year.

If successful the ‘Learn 2 Work’ programme would be led by Glasgow Caledonian University (Caledonian Academy, the Graduate Centre and two academic schools) in collaboration with around ten leading academic and industry partners from a range of countries across Europe (including the UK, Netherlands, Austria and Germany). The programme would provide a first-rate comprehensive training programme focused at improving the transition between university and the public and private sectors. This Interdisciplinary training network will integrate:

a research programme on work related learning - an area central to the university's ambitions in learning innovation; with

a comprehensive training programme for early career researchers.

Potential industry partners have already told us that view the network as a talent and innovation pipeline and are keen to provide engagement opportunities for members to learn about corporate matters relevant to learning innovation. This network would advance the the Caledonian Academy's strategy for stratgic change, since engagement of Caledonian Scholars and the university's academic staff involved in Doctoral level study could have a major impact on raising the level of learning innovation across the university.