THE CLOUD UNIVERSITY PLATFORM: NEW CHALLENGES OF THE CO-OPERATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Jari Kaivo-oja, Jari Stenvall

Abstract


Many experts have recently noted that cloud computing is a key driver of digital technology and ubiquitous revolution. Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid.

In the paper we concentrate on “clouds” in the context of universities. The aim of paper is to create the conceptual framework of the cloud university platform.

The concept of European Cloud University is a new idea to make universities to be more competitive in a global setting and provide a broad set of educational services to customers.  It provides a large-scale platform for exchange of information, views, mutual learning and practical cooperation between innovation policy and innovation support actors with an interest in, and willingness to contribute to the improvement of the design, implementation and delivery of innovation policies and support measures.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.eis.0.5.1074


Keywords


Universities; co-operation; Europe; innovation systems; open innovation paradigm; ecosystems of innovation; cloud computing; innovation dynamics; life long learning

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Print ISSN: 1822-8402
Online ISSN: 2335-8831