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Industrial-academic Co-operation of Technical University and Automobile Industry in Taiwan

S. C. Tzeng, J. P. Yeh and W. P. Ma

Abstract

This study discusses a successful case of industrial-academic cooperation involving the technical university and the Ford Motor Company in Taiwan. The cooperation involved the exchange technical skills via industry-academic cooperation. Both sides have been cooperating since 1991. This study describes the process of how the cooperation was initiated with a small project, the interactions between the two parties and the increasing cooperation. This study also describes the policies and methods used to establish a lasting relationship and ensure mutual trust between the parties involved, as well as describing the benefits obtained by both sides. This study hopes to provide a good example to local or overseas technical industry institutions by using this successful case of industrial-academic cooperation to provide background, experiences, methods and results that can assist in developing future cooperation plans.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 2 No. 1, 2005, 367-371

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2005.367.371

Submitted On: 6 December 2005 Published On: 31 January 2005

How to Cite: Tzeng, S. C., Yeh, J. P. & Ma, W. P. (2005). Industrial-academic Co-operation of Technical University and Automobile Industry in Taiwan. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(1), 367-371. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2005.367.371

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Keywords

  • Industrial-academic Cooperation
  • Overseas Technical Industry Institutions