IIEP Strategic Debate: Research on Higher Education and the World of Work

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 3 June 2015 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
m.martin@iiep.unesco.org; 01 45 03 77 52

The Debate will present and critically examine major assumptions on the relationship between higher education and the work world that have shaped past educational policies. The Debate will analyze more recent and nuanced approaches which focus on curricula and competencies, as well as on guidance, job-seeking, and placement of graduates. The empirical evidence collected from tracer surveys will then be discussed as a major tool for examing the complex relationship that exists between higher education and the world of work. The Debate will conclude by establishing implications of research-generated evidence on educational policies.
Speaker: Professor Ulrich Teichler, Former Director of the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER) University of Kassel, Germany

Moderator: Michaela Martin, IIEP Programme Specialist