Building Competencies for Global Life Sciences Research, Development and Manufacturing Organization through Custom Designed Advanced Level Courses.

Kapat, Arnab
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A research-driven organization requires competencies in various subject domains to fuel its growth and gain a competitive edge in the global market. Therefore, building competencies is one of the major challenges. A series of advanced level courses had been designed to cater to the needs of one of the most diverse life sciences companies in South Asia. The courses were custom designed in the domains of fundamental research in life sciences, engineering, bio-pharmaceuticals manufacturing, clinical research, quality management, medico-marketing, agricultural farm management and farm advocacy. While designing the courses, efforts were in place to make every course interdisciplinary involving various domains of science, engineering and medicine. The courses also included a holistic approach to developing responsible citizen through modules on behavioral aspects of a profession. Various institutions in India and the U.S.A. were involved in designing and delivering the curriculum. The challenges faced during course design and curriculum delivery through multi-institute collaboration will be discussed.

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13e Colloque nord-américain sur l'enseignement supérieure du CONAHEC - Houston 2010
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Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students at Rice University in the city of Houston, Texas for CONAHEC’s 13th North American Higher Education Conference!North Americans share many historical, cultural, and linguistic bonds and have many common issues to face. Since the signing of NAFTA, our region has become the largest trading block in the world, inextricably linked by growing economic ties. Leaders in North America recognize that regional and individual community prosperity depends largely on the global competencies of our future professionals -- today's students.A decade and a half into NAFTA, it is evident that our region must develop stronger, more productive and more resilient linkages both internally and with other world regions. Governmental and educational leaders acknowledge that higher education institutions in North America must be more proactive in offering students opportunities to gain international expertise by becoming more internationally oriented while simultaneously strengthening local connections in their teaching, research and public service functions. Higher education has an important role to play in strengthening North America and connecting it with the rest of the world.