Volume 10, Number 30 (1-2008)                   jha 2008, 10(30): 25-32 | Back to browse issues page

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Ebrahimipour H, Esmaeelzadeh H, Dehnovieh R, Jaafari M. An assessment on relations between Iran's industries and Universities of Medical Sciences (2006). jha. 2008; 10 (30) :25-32
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-149-en.html

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Introduction: During the recent decades the relation between universities and industries is a subject that has been mentioned in many universities as an approach to increase universities' budgets, improving their relation with society, upgrading the universities, and finally to develop country (Iran). There are 40 medical universities in Iran that could have key role in this matter. That is why the present research in term of evaluation the relation between Iran's medical universities and industries has been done in 2006.

Methods: This research is a descriptive - cross sectional study. The research populations are 40 of research officers and medical faculties and industries relations offices administrative managers .The research tools used to collect the data are questioners and data gathered in field investigations. To analyze the quantity data SPSS software and to analyze the quality data the grouping method has been used.

Results: Data showed that almost 64.5% of faculties have had mediated structure such as medical faculties and industries relation offices in the universities. There is a lack of organizational structures for these offices in 55.9%. Most of the staffs who have worked there were from scientific board, and most of the activities are including training, regular visits and consultations. There are no rewards for the staffs in approximately 83.7%, and in 93.5% of cases there is no specific work description for the staffs, and in 80.5% there is no specific regulations policy. Lack of understanding the universities abilities and the industries problems are main problems that medical faculties and industries relations staffs are facing with. Conclusion: Many universities have a clear understanding about the importance of the relation with industries and their own duties about societies, however, they could not find an administrative approach to do it, because the point of the view and the way to connect to industries are traditional and the solid opinion is not consistent and scientific.

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Received: 2008/11/1

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