This paper reflects experiences and discussions we had we had after having been working with students external partners through a semester. During this semester, students were expected to collaborate with a company or an organization to solve a task set by the company. They pitched their solution to the task at the exam as a part of the evaluation of the semester. The students had to use their academic and analytical skills and competences as a part of working with the ‘product’ (pitch and report), which they had to deliver to their collaboration partners. This means that the students were aware of the competences they used. The collaboration with companies and organizations formed, at the same time, part of and were integrated in the courses taught during the semester; the theories, concepts and themes, we presented in our teaching could be used by the students in their collaboration with the companies both practically and theoretically.
Keywords: Co-creation, employability, external partners, mobility, interdisciplinarity
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2021


  • Employability
  • Co-Creation
  • PBL
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Students
  • Qualitative method
  • Interdisciplinarity


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