Institute-industry interoperation model: An industry-oriented engineering education strategy in China

Yanqing Wang, Zhongying Qi, Ziru Li, Lijie Zhang

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Engineering education has been well implemented in the majority of developed countries such as the USA, Germany, and the United Kingdom so that the gap between engineering science and engineering practice is greatly bridged. However, in China, the gap still exists, and some attempts by Chinese government, even though having made obvious progress, are not very satisfactory yet. Thus, the research on feasible engineering education strategy has drawn our pressing concerns. Based on the analyses of participants' motivation and value chain, an evolutionary model of institute-industry interoperation is proposed, which includes isolated stage, orienting stage, interacting stage, interoperating stage, and convergence stage. The case of one school of software in China is analyzed to support and clarify this model. This institute-industry interoperation model is showing considerable vitality in the development of engineering education, and it can present reference value not only to China but to other countries as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-674
Number of pages10
JournalAsia Pacific Education Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • CDIO
  • Engineering education
  • Institute-industry interoperation (I-I-I)
  • School of software
  • Value chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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