American Journal of Applied Sciences

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

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

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.367.371

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 1

Pages 367-371

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.

Copyright

© 2005 S. C. Tzeng, J. P. Yeh and W. P. Ma. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.