JTH - double finalists at international awards
The School of Engineering (JTH) at Jönköping University (JU) has been twice nominated for The Triple E Awards, organized by the international organization ACEEU. The collaboration project KVIST between JTH, Träcentrum i Nässjö and Linnaeus University, is one of five finalists in the "Triple Helix Collaboration of the year" category. JTH is also nominated for "Engaged University of the Year". The Triple E Awards take place in Florence on 28 June.
These finalists have been named by the global quality assurance body ACEEU (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities). ACEEU specializes in accrediting and promoting entrepreneurship and collaboration in higher education in order to highlight how higher education institutions should have a greater impact in social, economic and cultural areas.
Commitment and excellence
Last year, the School of Engineering received the accreditation "Engaged University" from ACEEU. The accreditation highlights the school’s commitment and excellence and gives a clear message to students, companies, academic partners, employees and financiers that Jönköping University is a collaborative education institute
In addition to the accreditation, JTH is now one of five finalists to be named "Engaged University of the year".
"KVIST is unique"
For the first time this year, there will also be a special award dedicated to Triple Helix collaborations. It is for this award that KVIST, a collaborative project between Träcentrum, JTH and Linnaeus University with the aim of increasing collaboration between wood industries and universities, is one of five finalists.
“KVIST is unique in that small companies that have not previously worked with academica are invited to collaborate, with Träcentrum as a link between them,” says Malin Löfving, project manager for KVIST and co-lecturer at JTH.
Read more about the Triple E Awards and vote here