IT Knowledge Requirements Identification in Organizational Networks: Cooperation Between Industrial Organizations and Universities

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ICT professionals face rapid technology development, changes in design paradigms, methodologies, approaches, and cooperation patterns. These changes impact relationships between universities that teach ICT disciplines and industrial organizations that develop and use ICT-based products. The required knowledge and skills of university graduates depend mainly on the current industrial situation; therefore the university graduates have to meet industry requirements which are stated at the time point of their graduation, not at the start of their studies. Continuous cooperation between universities and industrial organizations is needed to identify a time and situation-dependent set of knowledge requirements, which lead to situation aware, industry acknowledged, balanced and productive ICT study programs. This chapter proposes information systems solutions supporting cooperation between the university and the industrial organizations with respect to curriculum development in ICT area.


Educational institution Knowledge requirements Study program Industrial standards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Systems Theory and DesignRiga Technical UniversityRigaLatvia

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