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Ole Miss launches online portal for industry engagement

By David Schwartz
Published: November 16th, 2021

The University of Mississippi has launched a new online portal, the Industry Engagement Hub, in a bid to encourage industry partnerships. The portal showcases ideas, resources, and success stories involving corporate collaborations, which its developers how will inspire more industry leaders to partner with the university in innovative ways.

“Through its people and programs, the University of Mississippi helps industry solve challenges,” said Hughes Miller, director of industry giving and engagement in the Office of University Development. “At the same time, industry partners help the university prepare students for post-college success and augment the research our faculty lead while supporting economic development and community engagement.”

The new hub was developed in partnership with the UM Industry Engagement Council, which was formed in 2019 to help create strategic alliances between the university and industry.

As the school’s first centralized online resource to aid industry, the portal’s goal is to help corporations more quickly and easily quickly identify how they can engage with Ole Miss.

Ole Miss Chancellor Glenn Boyce expressed the highest-level support for industry engagement efforts, including the new portal. “We believe industry-university partnerships are truly win-win, and they can produce long-term relationships that bring many positive outcomes,” he said. “Our university wants to share our academic and research work to help industries adapt and succeed in an evolving marketplace,” he said, while also “producing highly prepared graduates, stronger job opportunities and new innovations.”

The hub reflects the four pillars of industry engagement developed by the IEC: economic empowerment, student engagement, research and innovation, and thought leadership. It provides examples of strategic industry partnerships that support company goals while also supporting university students, faculty and programs.

UIEW readers can visit the Industry Engagement Hub here.

Source: University of Mississippi News

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