Students will be able to learn by taking part in the activities of the company and possibly find permanent positions there after they graduate.
The University of Rijeka and Rimac Automobili signed a cooperation agreement in Rijeka on Friday, which foresees cooperation in scientific research projects, use of the University’s top-quality research equipment, and the education of students at the Rimac Automobili company, as well as the joint implementation of research initiatives, reports Večernji List on December 1, 2017.
Rector of the University of Rijeka Snježana Prijić Samaržija pointed out that this was a framework agreement, the basis for more specific contracts on cooperation which will be signed later. The goal of the University’s present leadership is to establish a co-operation with the business sector, especially with high-tech companies which can find our equipment and knowledge useful, the Rector said. Students will be able to acquire practical experience from this cooperation, she added.
Aco Momčilović from Rimac Automobili emphasised that they intended to establish cooperation with all faculties in the country which train the professional staff needed by the company. “We want to be a leader in this approach and to show other business entities how to collaborate with the university community,” he said.
Momčilović emphasised that Rimac Automobili can employ all good-quality graduates. “Our job creation capacity is not in doubt. The only issue is whether potential employees will meet our high standards,” he said.
“Students from the University of Rijeka will attend their professional practice classes at the company, and will also be able to work on their dissertations there. We will keep the best students so they could get a position at our company,” he said.
Momčilović added that Rimac Automobili now had slightly more than 250 employees, and next year they plan to hire as many as 100 new staff, with about 80 percent being engineers. In the next five years, the plan is to have about a thousand people employed, he concluded.
Translated from Večernji List.